Chequered Flag [Model GX717]

The Video Game PCB by Konami Industry Co., Ltd.

Chequered Flag [Model GX717] screenshot

DESCRIPTION

Emulated in MAME ! [ARCADE] Video Game PCB

Chequered Flag © 1988 Konami.


Chequered Flag is an overhead-view racing game featuring rotational sprite scaling. The player races over a series of twisting courses, trying to reach the finish line before the timer expires.

The game includes a Pit-stop facility, a feature that had appeared a year earlier in Taito's "Continental Circus". Should the player's car sustain too much damage, a pit-stop must be made to implement repairs. A 'damage meter' at the bottom of the screen shows the severity of the damage; highlighting what car components are in need of repair; Engine, Front Tires, Rear Tires and Brakes.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Game ID : GX717

Main CPU : KONAMI (@ 3 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2151 (@ 1.789772 Mhz), (2x) K007232 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Players : 1
Control : paddle
Buttons : 3

TRIVIA

Chequered Flag was released in May 1988.

Another title is accessible via dipswitches: Checkered Flag.

King Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Konami Game Music Collection Vol.1 - K30X7705) on August 5, 1988. This album was reprinted (KCIA-2309) on May 21, 1993.

SOURCES
Game's ROM.

Page last modified on August 27, 2012