Hot Rod Rebels

The Arcade Video Game by Atari Games Corp.

Hot Rod Rebels screenshot


Not emulated in MAME Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

Hot Rod Rebels © 2000 Atari Games.

There are 8 tracks to choose from. Only 3 of the tracks are complete. Three other tracks are incomplete. You can race those tracks, but there are no textures so It's like Hard Drivin 2000! The last 2 tracks are unplayable and the music and sound effects are unfinished. The drone car logic is also not complete as they get lost while driving.


The cabinet is a standard 2049 cabinet with lots of modifications. There is a new Quad Stereo amp in the unit to power the new speakers in the tail pipes. Inside each tail pipe is a speaker and an LED light array. There are also real 'taillights' built into the base of the seat. The shifter ball is supposed to be a mini 8-Ball. The gas pedal is a throwback to the 70's pedals that were shaped like a 'cave man' foot. To the right of the monitor bezel is a light tree that signals when you should stomp on the gas. It only works at the beginning of the game. The monitor bezel and marquee bezel are black, instead of the 2049 blue. The seat looks like it is a new design, although it may be the same as "Cruis'n Exotica".

The hardware is very different from the 2049 design. This game runs on a PC- a Pentium III 933mhz with a Geforce 2 card. It uses a special security board to keep the game from being bootlegged. The security board connects via the USB port. If the board is not present, the game will not boot. You cannot run this sofware in a 2049 cabinet.


Hot Rod Rebels is the unreleased sequel to "San Francisco Rush 2049" and was cancelled before it was finished.

Page last modified on April 04, 2008