Alpine Racer 2

A 22-year-old Arcade Video Game PCB by NAMCO

Alpine Racer 2 screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

Information for the following ROM(s): alpinr2b alpinr2a


Alpine Racer 2 © 1996 Namco.

A checkpoint-style racing game, featuring realistic physics, unique controls and an unusual genre for a racing game. It features three separate courses and your choice of speed or gate racing. There is a cool replay feature for finishing in first place.


Alpine Racer 2 the Arcade Video Game PCB
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Namco Super System 22 hardware
Game ID : ARS

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


Alpine Racer 2 was released in December 1996.

This game was used as one of the challenges on the BBC game show "Friends Like These". The contestants had to finish in the highest position to win.

Michael Jackson used to own this game (Serial number: APM02194). It was sold at the official Michael Jackson Auction on Apr. 24th, 2009.


* Build date : 13:45:05, DEC 6 1996

* Build date : 17:10:59, JAN 10 1997


* Hidden Characters :
Kuma : Hold SELECT and insert a coin. Then at the skipper select screen hold RIGHT and push the VIEW CHANGE button.
Oyaji : Hold SELECT and insert a coin. Then at the skipper select screen hold LEFT and push the VIEW CHANGE button.

* Track Weather : Enter one of the character codes, then highlight High Speed Course and press...
Darker Track : ... Left Select, View Change
Darker/Foggier Track : ... Left Select, Left Select, View Change

* Staff Credit : In Expert Mode in Time Trial, pass through the left side of the arrow in 1st tunnel.


1. Alpine Racer (1994)
2. Alpine Racer 2 (1996)
3. Alpine Racer 3 (2002)

Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.