Techno Drive

A 20-year-old Arcade Video Game by NAMCO

Techno Drive screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

Information for the following ROM(s): technodr


テクノドライブ © 1998 Namco, Limited.

(Techno Drive)

A futuristic racing game simulator.

The player takes the wheel of a high tech yellow car, through psicodelic futuristics courses, where they are tested on number of different areas. The game featuring nice techno music, and the gameplay is based on driving symbols that appear on the top right of the screen. These symbols correspond to different driving test such as Fast Thinking, Power Control, Smooth Driving, Drift King and more. A total of 15 tests are included in the game. Tests are grouped into three's, players either pass or fail the test and then continue onto the next one. You must accelerate fast and maintain control in tricky curves and jump ramps while dodging objects to win the race.


Techno Drive the Arcade Video Game
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Namco System 12 hardware

Main CPU : PSX (@ 16.9344 Mhz), H8/3002 (@ 14.7456 Mhz)
Sound Chips : C352 (@ 14.7456 Mhz)

Players : 1
Control : steering wheel
Pedals : accelerator and brake


This game was shown at the 1998 AOU Amusement Expo show, in Japan.

Namco, released a digital free promotion soundtrack album for this game (Techno Drive Promotion Disc) on March 24, 1998 in japan.

Namco Sounds, released a digital full soundtrack album for this game (Techno Drive Original Soundtrack) on March 24, 2010 in japan.

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