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Hot Rod - Arcade

Publisher:Sega  ?              No-Intro:N/A
Developer:Sega  ?              GoodName:N/A
Year:1988              TOSEC:N/A
Category:Racing              MAME:hotrod
Controls:View              Commands:N/A
Game Manual:Download (Atari ST)
Download (ZX Spectrum)
              Game Music:
Download (Atari ST) 
Download (ZX Spectrum) 

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Also on: Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Commodore Amiga, Sinclair ZX Spectrum


In game image of Hot Rod on the Arcade.
In Game
Title screen of Hot Rod on the Arcade.
Title Screen
Printed Circuit Board for Hot Rod.
Game Over Screen for Hot Rod.
Game Over Screen
High Score Screen for Hot Rod.
High Score Screen
Arcade Cabinet for Hot Rod.
Arcade Cabinet Marquee for Hot Rod.
Arcade Control Panel for Hot Rod.
Control Panel
Advert for Hot Rod on the Arcade.

Up to four players race each other over a variety of different surfaces on a selection of narrow, twisting roads, in this scrolling top-down racing game from Sega.

Each player's vehicle has a fuel (gas) meter that constantly depletes as the race progresses. Extra fuel (and bonus pick-ups) are placed at regular intervals on each track and can be collected by driving over them. If a car runs out of fuel it is automatically disqualified from the race.

During races the track scrolls to follow the current race leader. If the last-placed driver falls too far behind the leader and allows the scrolling area to catch up with them, their car is automatically transported further up the track, resulting in a fuel penalty.

There are always four cars competing in each race (with computer-controlled cars replacing any positions not filled by human players). Any driver finishing in the Top three is awarded bonus points, with the amount determined on whether they have finished 1st, 2nd or 3rd. These points can be used to buy a variety of car upgrades in the garage shop that appears at the end of every race. The upgrades available are; engine, tyre, wing and bumper. These affect speed, handling and durability. Particular attention should be paid to tyre choice, as different tyres are suited to specific race surfaces.

Game description from www.arcade-history.com

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