Cisco Heat [Simulator model]

The Arcade Video Game by Jaleco Co., Ltd.

Cisco Heat [Simulator model] screenshot


Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

Cisco Heat [Simulator model] © 1990 Jaleco.

A colourful racing game in which the player takes on the role of a police officer who must race his squad car (from a choice of 2; offering either improved 'Speed' or 'Cornering' respectively) through the undulating, winding streets of San Francisco', in an attempt to win the first ever 'National Championship Police Car Steeplechase'.

Each stage is packed with rival squad cars, as well as civilian traffic such as taxis, trams and fire-engines. Ninety-degree turns must also be negotiated in this tricky driving game. Cisco Heat features five different stages.


Cisco Heat [Simulator model] the  Arcade Video Game
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Main CPU : (3x) 68000 (@ 10 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 6 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2151 (@ 3 Mhz), (2x) OKI6295 (@ 12 Khz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 256 x 216 pixels

Players : 1
Control : paddle
Buttons : 5


Released in November 1990.

Also released as :
"Cisco Heat [Upright model]"
"Cisco Heat [2-Seater model]"

Cisco Heat's distinctive graphical approach proved to be a little too ambitious for its host hardware, with flickering and occasionally unpredictable sprites making an appearance.



Commodore C64 (1991)
Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1991)
Amstrad CPC (1991)
Commodore Amiga (1991)
Atari ST (1991)
PC [MS-DOS, 5.25''] (1991)

Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.

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