City Connection

Arcade Video game published 36 years ago by Jaleco

City Connection screenshot

Listed and emulated in MAME.

City Connection © 1985 Jaleco Company, Limited. [Japan Leisure].

The player controls a small red car and must jump between platforms to colour them in as it drives over them. Oil cans can be collected and shot at the police, taxis, ambulances etc. that roam the levels. Flag waving cats must also be avoided.

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Main CPU: Motorola M6809 (@ 2.048 Mhz)
Sound CPU: Motorola M6809 (@ 640 Khz)
Sound Chips: General Instrument AY8910 (@ 1.25 Mhz), Yamaha YM2203 (@ 1.25 Mhz)

Players: 2
Control: 8-way joystick
Buttons: 2


City Connection was released in July 1985.

The main sprite resembles a Honda City hatchback, which may explain the game's title.

The main character is a 15 year old girl named Clarice (Kurarisu) drives around the world in her love car (Clarice's car - Kurarisuka) looking for the ideal man. This explains the hearts after losing a life and the girl that appears every time you beat a level. Clarice's name appears at the bottom of the High score rankings.

Approximately 1,000 units were produced (based on serial number). Kitcorp licensed this title and sold it as "Cruisin'".


[JP] Nintendo Famicom (sept.27, 1985) "City Connection [Model JF-05]"
[EU] Nintendo NES (1988) "City Connection [Model NES-CI-EUR]"
[US] Nintendo NES (may.1988) "City Connection [Model NES-CI-USA]"
[JP] Sony PS4 [PSN] (oct.2, 2014) "Arcade Archives - City Connection [Model CUSA-00389]"
Sony PlayStation 4 [PSN] [US] (may.5, 2015) "Arcade Archives - City Connection [Model CUSA-00980]"
Sony PlayStation 4 [PSN] [EU] [AU] (sept.8, 2015) "Arcade Archives - City Connection [Model CUSA-02666]"

[JP] MSX (1986)

While there were only 2 official ports of City Connection, UK-based software house 'Core Design' released their own interpretation of the game called 'Car-Vup' in 1991, for the Commodore Amiga and Atari ST home computers.


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