Road Fighter [Model GX461]

The Arcade PCB by Konami Industry Co., Ltd.

Road Fighter [Model GX461] screenshot

Emulated in MAME !



Road Fighter © 1984 Konami.

Road Fighter is an exhilarating, high-speed scrolling racing game.

A unique characteristic of Road Fighter is the fact that bumping into an enemy car does not count as a miss. The counter-steering technique required to 'straighten' your car after bumping into an enemy provided a new level of racing game fun to fans.


Road Fighter [Model GX461] the  Arcade PCB
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Game ID : GX461

Main CPU : Motorola M6809 (@ 2.048 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)
Sound Chips : DAC, SN76496 (@ 1.789772 Mhz), Sanyo VLM5030 (@ 3.58 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2 [Low, High]


Road Fighter was released in December 1984 and is the first car racing game from Konami.


• Do not miss the bonus car : As you proceed in the game, the difficulty level increases. You will make more misses and will lose fuel quickly. If you spot a bonus car, make sure to run into it, even if it requires you to slow down in the process.

• Get used to counter-steering : Driving without bumping into the enemy is extremely difficult. If you do bump into them, learn to stay calm and counter-steer!

• Secret bonuses : They are all hard to obtain, but they are worth the try! Keep on driving for a certain amount of time without bumping into the enemy -- Konamiman, a train, or an airplane will appear and give you bonus points.

• Run into bonus cars without missing any -- more bonus points.

• Make it to the goal without bumping into any enemy -- 10,000 bonus points.


1. Road Fighter (1984)
2. Midnight Run - Road Fighter 2 (1995)


japan Nintendo Famicom (jul.11, 1985) "Road Fighter [Model RC801]"
europe Nintendo NES (june.18, 1992)
japan Sony PlayStation (may.13, 1999) "Konami 80's Arcade Gallery [Model SLPM-86228]"
usa Sony PlayStation (nov.30, 1999) "Konami Arcade Classics [Model SLUS-00945]"

japan Nintendo DS (mar.15, 2007) "Konami Arcade Collection [Model NTR-A5KJ-JPN]"
usa Nintendo DS (mar.27, 2007) "Konami Classic Series - Arcade Hits [Model NTR-ACXE-USA]"
europe Nintendo DS (oct.26, 2007) "Konami Arcade Classics [Model NTR-ACXP-EUR]"
australia Nintendo DS (oct.29, 2007) "Konami Arcade Classics"

MSX europe japan (aug.1985) "Road Fighter [Model RC730]"

Arcade usa europe australia korea (nov.1998) "Konami 80's AC Special"
Arcade japan (nov.1998, "Konami 80's Arcade Gallery")
Apple iPhone/iPod usa (sept.20, 2010) [Model 391286922]

Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.

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