Alpine Racer © 1995 Namco.
Ski racing game (downhill and gate) with 3 courses and 2 play modes : Race and Time Attack. The player stands on a sophisticated set of ski-like foot stands while holding onto 2 bars for stability to play.
Cabinet dimensions : 230 cm High x 126 cm Wide x 300 cm Deep.
Cabinet weight : 792 lbs (360 kg).
Namco Super System 22 hardware
Game ID : AR
Main CPU : Motorola 68EC020 (@ 24.576 Mhz), (2x) TMS32025 (@ 49.152 Mhz), M37710 (@ 16.384 Mhz)
Sound Chips : C352 (@ 16.384 Mhz)
Players : 1
Control : stick
Buttons : 3
Even if the title screen says 1994, Alpine Racer was released in June 1995 in Japan.
Victor Entertainment released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Namco Video Game Graffiti Vol.25 - VICL-15049) on 22/11/1995.
* Secret Character : When the 'press any button' screen comes up, hold down the 2 outside buttons and press the middle button repeatedly. You will hear a sound if done correctly and unlock the secret character 'Penguin'.
Music & Sound composer : Takayuki Ishikawa