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dragrace: MAME ROM Information.


Drag Race (c) 1977 Kee Games.

Race against a competitor or the computer. Wait until the start tree shows green, hit the accelerator, and get to fourth gear as soon as you can to get the checkered flag. Do not shift too fast, though, or you will blow the engine.


Game ID : 008505-008521

Main CPU : M6800 (@ 1.008 Mhz)

Sound Chips : Discrete (@ 1.008 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 256 x 240 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette Colors : 16

Players : 2

Buttons : 6


Released in June 1977.

Drag Race was a monochrome game. Colors were introduced through colored overlays on the bezel.

After a nearly 50-year run, the mid-1970s video games like Drag Race spelled the end of the electro-mechanical arcade games (such as "Killer Shark" seen in the movie Jaws). Video games would spawn a nation-wide phenomenon which has gone on to this day.

Drag Race was one of many mid-1970's Atari games such as "Night Driver", "Starship 1" and "Sprint 2" which were often found at carnivals and bowling alleys. Kids would flock to these establishments just to get an opportunity to play the games rather than the primary source of entertainment they offered. When the 80's arrived, video games could be found everywhere including grocery stores and kids didn't have to go very far to play their favorite game.

Todd Rogers holds the official record for this game with 4.1 seconds on May 30, 2007.


Designed and programmed by : Mike Albaugh


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.60 [Stefan Jokisch]

Artwork available


- 0.142u3: Angelo Salese removed deprecat.h dependancy and updated irqs accordingly for Drag Race.

- 0.135u2: Fabio Priuli added save state support to Drag Race.

- 0.131u1: MooglyGuy merged memory maps in Drag Race.

- 9th July 2008: Mr. Do - Added the bezel and part of the frame for Drag Race, based on photos from Smitdogg (still missing the marquee part of the frame, and instructions on the bezel).

- 0.88: Derrick Renaud added watchdog to Drag Race and set to proper time using new MDRV_WATCHDOG_VBLANK_INIT function.

- 0.80u2: Derrick Renaud updated Drag Race to use Aaron's DISCRETE_ADJUSTMENT changes.

- 24th May 2003: Jim Hernandez tuned the engine sound frequency in Drag Race.

- 0.69: Derrick Renaud added Discrete sound to Drag Race.

- 0.60: Stefan Jokisch added Drag Race (Atari 1977).

- 31st March 2002: Stefan Jokisch submitted a driver for Drag Race.

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Romset: 8 kb / 9 files / 5.35 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="dragrace" sourcefile="dragrace.c">
              <description>Drag Race</description>
              <manufacturer>Atari (Kee Games)</manufacturer>
              <rom name="8513.c1" size="2048" crc="543bbb30" sha1="646a41d1124c8365f07a93de38af007895d7d263" region="maincpu" offset="1000"/>
              <rom name="8514.a1" size="2048" crc="ad218690" sha1="08ba5f4fa4c75d8dad1a7162888d44b3349cbbe4" region="maincpu" offset="1800"/>
              <rom name="8519dr.j0" size="512" crc="aa221ba0" sha1="450acbf349d77a790a25f3e303c31b38cc426a38" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="8521dr.k0" size="512" crc="0cb33f12" sha1="d50cb55391aec03e064eecad1624d50d4c30ccab" region="gfx1" offset="200"/>
              <rom name="8520dr.r0" size="512" crc="ee1ae6a7" sha1="83491095260c8b7c616ff17ec1e888d05620f166" region="gfx1" offset="400"/>
              <rom name="8515dr.e0" size="512" crc="9510a59e" sha1="aea0782b919279efe55a07007bd55a16f7f59239" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="8517dr.h0" size="512" crc="8b5bff1f" sha1="fdcd719c66bff7c4b9f3d56d1e635259dd8add61" region="gfx2" offset="200"/>
              <rom name="8516dr.l0" size="512" crc="d1e74af1" sha1="f55a3bfd7d152ac9af128697f55c9a0c417779f5" region="gfx2" offset="400"/>
              <rom name="8518dr.n0" size="512" crc="b1369028" sha1="598a8779982d532c9f34345e793a79fcb29cac62" region="gfx2" offset="600"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="M6800" clock="1008000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="discrete" name="DISCRETE"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="256" height="240" refresh="60.000000" pixclock="4024320" htotal="256" hbend="0" hbstart="256" vtotal="262" vbend="0" vbstart="240" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="6" coins="2">
                     <control type="dial" minimum="0" maximum="255" sensitivity="25" keydelta="10"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="IN0" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Extended Play" tag="IN0" mask="192">
                     <dipvalue name="6.9 seconds" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5.9 seconds" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4.9 seconds" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Never" value="192"/>
              <dipswitch name="Number Of Heats" tag="IN1" mask="192">
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="192"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coinage" tag="IN2" mask="192">
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="192"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="128"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Free Play" value="0"/>
              <adjuster name="Motor 1 RPM" default="81"/>
              <adjuster name="Motor 2 RPM" default="85"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="16"/>

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