WEC Le Mans 24 was released in November 1986.
WEC Le Mans 24 was developed by Technostar/Coreland and Alpha Denshi. The hardware was developed and sold by Konami. After developing this video game, 'Technostar' was bought out by Coreland.
Also released as :
"WEC Le Mans 24 [Mini Spin model]
"WEC Le Mans 24 [Big Spin model]
WEC Le Mans was released the same year as Sega's seminal "Out Run
" and tends to be unfairly overlooked in the annuls of video game history. The sprite-scaling and use of color is superb with the game-play being tight and responsive - if a little on the difficult side. Le Mans asked rather more of the player than Out Run, adopting more of a 'simulation' approach to its game-play - but patient and skillful players found their efforts suitably rewarded.
Reflecting real-life motor-racing sponsorship, Le Man's racetrack is lined with billboards advertising recognized cigarette brands, such as 'Gitanes' and 'Lucky Strike'.
The game forbids the initials 'SEX' on the high score table. If you try, it gets changed to 'HHH'.
Apollon Music released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Original Sound of WEC Le Mans 24 - KHY-1018) in cassette format on August 21, 1987. Also released the soundtrack album in CD format (Original Sound of WEC Le Mans 24 - BY12-5028) on December 16, 1988.