Ridge Racer © 1993 Namco, Limited.
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|Ridge Racer was released on October 07, 1993 in Japan. And in January 1994 in North America.|
A Ridge Racer unit is prominently shown in the second episode of the Japanese TV show "Ninja Sentai KakuRanger," showing an actor playing the game rather poorly.
According to a promotional flyer, Ridge Racer was the first 3-D arcade game to feature texture mapped polygons.
Victor Entertainment released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Ridge racer : Namco Game Sound Express Vol.11 - VICL-15025) on Januray 21, 1994.
A graphically enhanced version of the short track appears in Ridge Racer V as 'Sunny Beach' and Ridge Racer PSP as 'Seaside Route 765'. A graphically enhanced version of the long track appears in Ridge Racer V as 'Green Field' and Ridge Racer PSP as 'Ridge City Highway'.
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