Rail Chase

The Arcade Video Game by SEGA Enterprises, Ltd.

Rail Chase screenshot


Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

Rail Chase © 1991 Sega.

A lightgun controlled one or two player shooting game, in which the players travel in a minecart through a huge rail network; pursued by a multitude of weapon-carrying enemies. The fast-paced action also features sections in which the player comes across junctions in the track and can chose whether to go left or right - the chosen route usually dictating how many tack obstacles and enemies the player must face - this is achieved by shooting the signposts that are situated in the middle of the points. Some sections also have the player's minecart leave the track entirely and travel over open ground.


Rail Chase the  Arcade Video Game
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Sega Y Board hardware

Main CPU : (3x) 68000 (@ 12.5 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2151 (@ 4 Mhz), Sega (@ 4 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : lightgun
Buttons : 1


Released in June 1991.

Rail Chase is an obvious homage to the legendary minecart section of the movie, 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom' and even features a section in which the players are pursued by the ubiquitous 'giant boulder' of the first Indiana Jones movie; 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'.


1. Rail Chase (1991)
2. Rail Chase 2 (1994)

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Game's picture.
Game's screenshots.

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