The Arcade PCB by NAMCO, Ltd.

Metro-Cross screenshot

Emulated in MAME !



Metro-Cross © 1985 Namco.

A single player runs through a number of futuristically-themed levels, avoiding obstacles - Coca-Cola cans, barriers, green floor tiles (which slow the player's progress), holes etc. - and attempt to reach the finish line before the tight time limit expires. Progress is aided by springboards - which allow the player to jump over obstacles - and a skateboard, which is unaffected by the green tiles that otherwise slow the player's progress. Bonus points can be earned by kicking the static drinks cans that can be found throughout each level.


Game ID : MC

Main CPU : Motorola M6809 (@ 1.536 Mhz), Hitachi HD63701 (@ 1.536 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Namco 8-channel WSG

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 1 (JUMP)


Metro-Cross was released in May 1985.

Alfa Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (The Return of Video Game Music - ACL-22004) on June 25, 1985.


Music by : Nobuyuki Ohnogi



japan Nintendo Famicom (dec.16, 1986) "Metro-Cross [Model MC-3900]"
japan Sony PlayStation (feb.28, 1997) "Namco Museum Vol.5 [Model SLPS-00705]"
usa Sony PlayStation (nov.1997) "Namco Museum Vol.5 [Model SLUS-00417]"
australia Sony PlayStation (1998) "Namco Museum Vol.5 [Model SCES-00702]"
europe Sony PlayStation (feb.1998) "Namco Museum Vol.5 [Model SCES-00702]"
japan Sony PlayStation (oct.28, 1999) "Namco Museum Vol.5 [PlayStation the Best] [Model SLPS-91162]"
usa Microsoft XBOX 360 (nov.4, 2008) "Namco Museum - Virtual Arcade [Model 21022]"
europe Microsoft XBOX 360 (may.15, 2009) "Namco Museum - Virtual Arcade"
australia Microsoft XBOX 360 (june.4, 2009) "Namco Museum - Virtual Arcade"
japan Microsoft XBOX 360 (nov.5, 2009) "Namco Museum - Virtual Arcade [Model 2RD-00001]"


Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1987)
europe Commodore C64 (1987)
usa Commodore C64 (1987)
europe Amstrad CPC (1987)
spain Amstrad CPC (1987)
usa Atari ST (1987)

Game's ROM.

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