Racing Hero

A 28-year-old Arcade Video Game by SEGA Enterprises

Racing Hero screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

Information for the following ROM(s): rachero racherod


Racing Hero © 1990 Sega.

Race a motorcycle against other bikes, cars, trucks and the obligatory tight time limit. Racing Hero is the spiritual successor both to Sega's wonderful "Hang-On" series, and to their most famous racing game, "Out Run".

Some of Racing Hero's stages mirrored the racing-through-traffic gameplay of the Ferrari-based racer, for example perhaps the biggest similarity to Out Run is that at the end of each stage, the player can choose which route he or she wishes to take next. This differs somewhat from "Out Run"'s highly impressive forked-road method. In Racing Hero, the player is presented with a seperate stage-select screen and simply highlights the flag of whichever country they wish to tackle next.


Racing Hero the Arcade Video Game
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Sega X Board hardware
Game ID : 317-0144

Main CPU : (2x) Motorola 68000 (@ 12.5 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2151 (@ 4 Mhz), Sega (@ 4 Mhz)

Players : 1
Control : paddle


Even if titlescreen says 1989, Racing Hero was released in March 1990 in Japan.


The US version is slightly different :
* 'Winners Don't Use Drugs' screen added.
* SEGA logo during attract mode.


Developed by Aicom.

Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.