Hyperdrive

The Arcade PCB by Midway Games, Inc.

Hyperdrive screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Arcade PCB

Hyperdrive © 1998 Midway Games.


Midway's futuristic arcade hover-racing game. Hyperdrive features custom arcade controls and state-of-the-art 3-D graphics.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Main CPU : R5000 (@ 200 Mhz)
Sound CPU : ADSP2115 (@ 16 Mhz)
Sound Chips : (2x) DMA-driven (@ 16 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : stick
Buttons : 4

TRIVIA

Released in February 1998 in USA.

TIPS AND TRICKS

• Mirror Mode : Press View1 during the track select screen. Mirror mode flips the track right to left, so that all the right-hand turns become left-hand turns and vice versa.

• Expert Mode : Press View2 during the track select screen. Expert mode turns off the 'catch-up' code, so there is no computer help for the players that are behind. This is for players who want a fair-and-square head-to-head race without any computer assistance. Also in expert mode, the green guide boxes for the boost zones are disabled, and the 'help boxes', that pop are disabled.

• Mirror Mode and Expert Mode can both be active at the same time. Just hold down View1 and View2 at the same time during the track select screen.

• No Drones Mode : Press View1 during the ship select screen. This mode is included for the really good players who want the race solely the result of head-to-head racing, without the chance of the race being influenced by one person getting bumped by a drone, or by the drones clustering around one person and not the other.

• Cruise Control : If the player doesn't step on the gas pedal at the start of the game, then the game will automatically keep the gas pedal at 80% of max speed.

• Barrel Rolls : Double-tapping the yellow buttons makes the ship roll to the right and left. The player gets a small but useful speed boost if he can pull off a barrel roll.

• Afterburner : Double-tapping the gas pedal makes the ship speed up and the exhaust flare up.

SOURCES
Game's ROM.
Midway's HYPERDRIVE homepage, http://www.animbomb.com/hyperdrive/

Page last modified on July 13, 2012