Ace Driver © 1994 Namco.
Ace Driver is NAMCO's 1994 addition to the F-1 Genre. The 4 teams in the game were, Team Red Lightning, Scuderia Blue Castle, Yellow Cyclone Racing and Green Island Motor Sports. The game was playable for up to 4 competitors. There was also a deluxe cabinet with moving cockpits. Ace Driver consisted of the player selecting "Beginner Class", "Expert Class" or "Expert Pro Class". Ace Driver was also a sequel to Driver's Eyes, an earlier F-1 Simulator on the previous System 21 "Polygonizer" system.
Twin Sitdown dimension : 78,5'' High x 62,75'' Wide x 55,25'' Deep.
Twin Sitdown weight : 865 lbs.
Namco System 22 hardware
Game ID : AD
Main CPU : 68020 (@ 24.576 Mhz), (2x) TMS32025 (@ 49.152 Mhz), M37702 (@ 16.384 Mhz)
Sound Chips : C352 (@ 16.384 Mhz)
Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 640 x 480 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette colors : 32768
Players : 1
Control : steering wheel
Buttons : 1
Released in October 1994 in Japan.
Ace Driver received the highest honors at the 76th Annual IAAPA Show (The deluxe cabinet). Ace Driver received the award for the Best Coin-Operated Game of the show!
The Red car (Team Red Lightning) has printed on the spoiler "Polygonizer" this was one of the names for Namco's previous system the System 21 hardware, also below there's the title for "Driver's Eyes", also Namco's earlier F-1 Simulator.
Soundtrack album releases :
Ace Driver Series - Arcade Soundtrack 005 (WSCA-00003) (19/09/97) [Wonder Spirits]
Music composed by: Hiroyuki Kawada (Hiro)