Full Throttle

Arcade Video game published 35 years ago by Taito

Full Throttle screenshot

Listed and emulated in MAME.

Full Throttle © 1987 Taito.

Full Throttle is a point-to-point racing game in which the player drives a Mazda RX-7 and must reach each stage's end-of-level checkpoint before the time limit expires to progress to the next stage.

The car is equipped with a limited number of nitro boosts that gives the car a temporary burst of speed when engaged. Forked junctions appear mid-way through each stage, allowing players to choose which route they wish to take.


Board Number : K1100273A
Prom Sticker : B14

Main CPU : (2x) Motorola 68000 (@ 12 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2151 (@ 4 Mhz), OKI MSM5205 (@ 384 Khz)

Players : 1
Control : Steering wheel
Buttons : 8


Full Throttle was released in October 1987 in Japan. It was known outside Japan as "Top Speed".

This game is Taito's response to Sega's "Out Run". This game was the forerunner of the Taito Z system on which Taito's driving games were based from 1988-91 (You can spot some similarities with "Continental Circus", the first of the Taito Z games).

The car featured is a red Mazda RX-7.

Default high-score table (Best Drivers) :
1ST 450000 4 3'44''78 TAK
2ND 350000 3 2'55''45 ESH
3RD 260000 2 1'47''21 I.I
4TH 240000 2 1'50''14 RGV
5TH 220000 2 1'54''19 VFR
6TH 200000 2 1'55''21 YZF
7TH 180000 2 1'59''99 CBR

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (The Ninja Warriors : G.S.M. Taito 1 - D28B0001) on June 21, 1988.

Zuntata Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Zuntata History L'ab-normal 1st - ZTTL-0038) on April 1, 1999.


Project leader / Game designer : Hiroyuki Sakou
Game programmers : Kyoji Shimamoto, Takeshi Murata, Takeshi Ishizashi
Music composer : Masahiko Takagi
Sound effects : Eikichi Takahashi
Sound adviser : Hisayoshi Ogura
Hardware designer : Masahiro Yamaguchi
Custom I.C. designers : Shyugi Kubota, Katsujiroh Fujimoto, Toshiyuki Sanada
Graphic designers : Yoshihiko Wakita, Tetsuroh Kitagawa, Takako Uenoyama, Naoko Toshimitsu
Mechanical designer : Tomio Suzuki
Mechanical engineers : Nobuyuki Iwasaki, Akira Takahashi
Cabinet designer : Takeo Shiraishi
Art designer : Hiroyasu Nagai


[JP] Sony PS2 (mar.29, 2007) "Taito Memories II Gekan [Model SLPM-66713]"


Game's ROM.