Racing Jam

The Arcade Video Game PCB by Konami

Emulated in MAME !

Information for the following ROM(s): racingj

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Arcade Video Game PCB

Racing Jam © 1998 Konami Company, Limited.


This racing game boasts (at least) 24 cars and 4 different modes of play, with differing difficulty levels : Time Trial and Circuit Course racing (beginners and intermediate), uphill and downhill versions of Winding Road (expert), and several Gymkhana Racing modes. Like "Gran Turismo", it is possible to upgrade engine power and suspension.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

There were at least 2 versions of this cabinet - a sit down version boasting a large curved rear projection screen and a twin cabinet version with standard television screens.

Main CPU : PPC403 (@ 32 Mhz), 68000 (@ 16 Mhz), ADSP21062 (@ 36 Mhz)
Sound Chips : RF5C400 (@ 36 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-way Joystick
Buttons : 3

TRIVIA

Racing Jam was released in December 1997 in Japan.

Racing Jam was originally intended as a showcase title for Konami's new COBRA hardware. After rumours of a hardware switch to the lower-end Konami Hornet hardware, Racing Jam was eventually released on Konami NWK-TR hardware.

This game appeared as a prize on Bruce's Price is Right (the British version of The Price is Right hosted by Bruce Forsyth) in 1998 during the Showcase Showdown and was successfully won.

SERIES

1. Racing Jam (1998)
2. Racing Jam - Chapter 2 (1998)

SOURCES
Game's ROM.