Four Trax

The Video Game PCB by NAMCO, Ltd.

Four Trax screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Video Game PCB

Four Trax © 1989 Namco, Limited.


The player must take control for four quad bikes (red for Player 1, white for Player 2, yellow for Player 3, and green for Player 4), which are competing in an "off-road" race - and they all have a preset amount of time in which to complete a full lap of the track. For each lap of the track that is successfully completed, the players' time is extended. However, if one of the players cannot manage to successfully complete his current lap of the track before the time runs out, his or her game will instantly be over and the race will continue without them.

The players must complete between three and six full laps of the track in order to win (the number is dependent on how both of the cabinets are set, as with Namco's own Final Lap). The players will also encounter between four and seven blue CPU-controlled bikes on the track, as the number is dependent on how many people are playing (seven for one player, six for two players, five for three, and four for four).

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

PICTURE :
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Four Trax the  Video Game PCB
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(members only)
Namco System 2 hardware
Game ID : FX

Main CPU : (2x) Motorola 68000 (@ 12.288 Mhz), M6809 (@ 3.072 Mhz), HD63705 (@ 2.048 Mhz)
Sound Chips : C140 (@ 21.39 Khz), YM2151 (@ 3.57958 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : steering wheel
Buttons : 1

TRIVIA

Four Trax was released in November 1989 in Japan.

Licensed to Atari for US distribution (December 1989).

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Final Lap 2 : G.S.M. Namco 3 - PCCB-00040) on 21/09/1990.

STAFF

Music composed by : Junko Ozawa, Yoshie Takayanagi

SOURCES
Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.

Page last modified on November 17, 2015