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Ridge Racer (c) 1993 Namco.

A superb, single-person racing game from Namco, featuring texture-mapped polygon graphics; in which the player competes against computer cars or attempts to set a 'personal best' in a time trail event. Ridge Racer features just a single racing track, but different sections of the track become available to add variety to the racing.

Ridge Racer's superb gameplay places a large emphasis on 'power sliding'; locking the car in a slide and drifting through corners. Perfecting this skill is key to winning races.


Namco System 22 hardware

Game ID : RR

Main CPU : 68020 (@ 24.576 Mhz), (2x) TMS32025 (@ 49.152 Mhz), M37702 (@ 16.384 Mhz)

Sound Chips : C352 (@ 16.384 Mhz)

Control : steering wheel

Pedals : accelerator and brake


Released in October 1993.

A Ridge Racer unit is prominently shown in the second episode of the Japanese TV show "Ninja Sentai KakuRanger," showing an actor playing the game rather poorly.

According to a promotional flyer, Ridge Racer was the first 3-D arcade game to feature texture mapped polygons.

Victor Entertainment released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Ridge racer : Namco Game Sound Express Vol.11 - VICL-15025) on 21/01/1994.

A graphically enhanced version of the short track appears in Ridge Racer V as 'Sunny Beach' and Ridge Racer PSP as 'Seaside Route 765'. A graphically enhanced version of the long track appears in Ridge Racer V as 'Green Field' and Ridge Racer PSP as 'Ridge City Highway'.


1. Ridge Racer (1993)

2. Ridge Racer 2 (1994)

3. Rave Racer (1995)

4. Ridge Racer Revolution (1995, Sony PlayStation)

5. Rage Racer (1996, Sony PlayStation)

6. R4 - Ridge Racer Type 4 (1998, Sony PlayStation)

7. Ridge Racer V (1999, Sony PlayStation 2)

8. Ridge Racer 64 (2000, Nintendo 64)

9. Ridge Racer V - Arcade Battle (2000)

10. Ridge Racer DS (2004, Nintendo DS)

11. Ridge Racer (2005, Sony PSP)

12. Ridge Racer 6 (2005, Microsoft XBOX 360)

13. Ridge Racer 7 (2006, Sony PlayStation 3)


Music composed by : Shinji Hosoe, Ayako Saso, Nobuyoshi Sano


* Consoles :

Sony PlayStation (1994)

Sony PlayStation 2 (2005, "NamCollection") : Japan release only.

* Others :

Mobile Phones (2005, "Ridge Racer 3D")


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.124 [Andrea Turci]

0.96 [?]

0.74u2 [?]

0.62 [?]


- 0.143u6: Changed description of clones 'Ridge Racer (3 Screen? Rev. RR2, World)' to '(Rev. RR2 Ver.B, World, 3-screen?)' and '(Full Scale, 1993-12-13, World)' to 'Ridge Racer Full Scale (World)'. Renamed (rrf) to (ridgeracf).

- 0.138u3: Fabio Priuli updated Ridge Racer to use keys instead of dipswitches for shifters.

- 0.137u2: Tormod, Smitdogg and The Dumping Union added clone Ridge Racer (Full Scale, 1993-12-13, World), not working - incomplete boardset.

- 0.133u2: Smitdogg and Guru added clone Ridge Racer (3 Screen? Rev. RR2, World).

- 10th August 2009: Smitdogg - Guru and I got a Ridge Racer board set with recycled funds. It was sold as the 3 screen version, and it probably is, but all I can tell so far is it is at the very least an undumped version, so I am happy with the deal.

- 0.133u1: Renamed (ridgerab) to (ridgeracb) and (ridgeraj) to (ridgeracj).

- 0.124u1: Aaron Giles fixed unstable freezes that ends with crash and needs totally reboot under XP.

- 0.124: Andrea Turci added Ridge Racer (Rev. RR3, World). Renamed (ridgerac) to (ridgerab).

- 0.104u2: Changed CPU2 from M37710 to M37702 (16384000 Hz). Added C74 M37702 sound MCU rom.

- 12th September 2005: R. Belmont - I've fixed the analog controls for Ridge Racer and Rave Racer and enabled full sound and music in them and the other System 22 games. The next version's gonna be fun.

- 0.96: Added Ridge Racer (Rev. RR2, World).

- 0.86u1: Changed 68020 CPU1 clock speed to 24576000 Hz and TMS32025 CPU2/3 to 49152000 Hz. Added 'Stick Shift' dipswitch.

- 0.85u2: Changed region user2 to sound1.

- 0.84u5: Replaced Stick controller with Paddle.

- 0.81u8: Phil Stroffolino fixed Namco System 22 driver and TMS32025 CPU. Most self tests are working now in Prop Cycle and Ridge Racer. The slave DSP's in-game graphics processing and "custom render devices" are currently simulated, which works only for Prop Cycle. Added 2x TMS32025 (48MHz) CPUs, added new gfx2/3 roms and changed region cpu2 to cpu4.

- 0.75: Fixed gfx2 roms addresses, gfx3 rom ($200000) length to 512kb and dipswitches. Added 'DIP4-1' - 'DIP4-10' dipswitches.

- 0.74u2: Added Ridge Racer (Rev. RR1, Japan) (Namco 1993).

- 20th July 2003: Guru - Received Ridge Racer (World rev) from R. Belmont.

- 0.70u4: Renamed (rr1) to (ridgeraj).

- 0.62: Added Ridge Racer (Testdriver).


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Romset: 20513 kb / 27 files / 6.51 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="ridgerac" sourcefile="namcos22.c">
              <description>Ridge Racer (Rev. RR3, World)</description>
              <rom name="rr3prgll.4d" size="524288" crc="856fe5ec" sha1="72d95b8bd5da551c3d358b8ab266373a89f8aa6a" region="maincpu" offset="3"/>
              <rom name="rr3prglm.2d" size="524288" crc="1e9ef0a9" sha1="a4577bcdf13673568793d8a324945fca30b10f43" region="maincpu" offset="2"/>
              <rom name="rr3prgum.8d" size="524288" crc="e160f63f" sha1="9b4b7a13eb4bc19fcb53daedb87e4945c20a1b8e" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="rr3prguu.6d" size="524288" crc="f07c78c0" sha1="dbed76d868b761711faf5b6e11f2c9affb91db5d" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="c71.bin" size="8192" crc="47c623ab" sha1="e363ac50f5556f83308d4cc191b455e9b62bcfc8" region="master" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="c71.bin" size="8192" crc="47c623ab" sha1="e363ac50f5556f83308d4cc191b455e9b62bcfc8" region="slave" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="c74.bin" size="16384" crc="a3dce360" sha1="8f3248b1890abb2e649927240ae46f73bb171e3b" region="mcu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="rr1data.6r" size="524288" crc="18f5f748" sha1="e0d149a66de36156edd9b55f604c9a9801aaefa8" region="user4" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="rr1cg0.bin" size="2097152" crc="b557a795" sha1="f345486ffbe797246ad80a55d3c4a332ed6e2888" region="textile" offset="800000"/>
              <rom name="rr1cg1.bin" size="2097152" crc="0fa212d9" sha1="a1311de0a504e2d399044fa8ac32ec6c56ec965f" region="textile" offset="a00000"/>
              <rom name="rr1cg2.bin" size="2097152" crc="18e2d2bd" sha1="69c2ea62eeb255f27d3c69373f6716b0a34683cc" region="textile" offset="c00000"/>
              <rom name="rr1cg3.bin" size="2097152" crc="9564488b" sha1="6b27d1aea75d6be747c62e165cfa49ecc5d9e767" region="textile" offset="e00000"/>
              <rom name="rr1ccrl.bin" size="2097152" crc="6092d181" sha1="52c0e3ac20aa23059a87d1a985d24ae641577310" region="textilemap" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="rr1ccrh.bin" size="524288" crc="dd332fd5" sha1="a7d9c1d6b5a8e3a937b525c1363880e404dcd147" region="textilemap" offset="200000"/>
              <rom name="rr1potl0.5b" size="524288" crc="3ac193e3" sha1="ff213766f15e34dc1b25187b57d94e17930090a3" region="pointrom" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="rr1potl1.4b" size="524288" crc="ac3ffba5" sha1="4eb4dda5faeff237e0d35725b56d309948fba900" region="pointrom" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="rr1potm0.5c" size="524288" crc="42a3fa08" sha1="15db0ae7ccf7f5a77b9dd9a9d82a488b67f8aaff" region="pointrom" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="rr1potm1.4c" size="524288" crc="1bc1ea7b" sha1="52c21eef4989c45acc5fa4deda2d0b63214731c8" region="pointrom" offset="180000"/>
              <rom name="rr1potu0.5d" size="524288" crc="5e367f72" sha1="5887f011379dce865fef238b402678a3d2033de9" region="pointrom" offset="200000"/>
              <rom name="rr1potu1.4d" size="524288" crc="31d92475" sha1="51d3c0baa223e1bc16ea2950f2e085597528f870" region="pointrom" offset="280000"/>
              <rom name="rr1wav0.10r" size="1048576" crc="a8e85bde" sha1="b56677e9f6c98f7b600043f5dcfef3a482ca7455" region="c352" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="rr1wav1.10p" size="1048576" crc="35f47c8e" sha1="7c3f9e942f532af8008fbead2a96fee6084bcde6" region="c352" offset="200000"/>
              <rom name="rr1wav2.10n" size="1048576" crc="3244cb59" sha1="b3283b30cfafbfdcbc6d482ecc4ed6a47a527ca4" region="c352" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="rr1wav3.10l" size="1048576" crc="c4cda1a7" sha1="60bc96880ec79efdff3cc70c09e848692a40bea4" region="c352" offset="300000"/>
              <rom name="rr1gam.2d" size="256" crc="b2161bce" sha1="d2681cc0cf8e68df0d942d392b4eb4458c4bb356" region="user1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="rr1gam.3d" size="256" crc="b2161bce" sha1="d2681cc0cf8e68df0d942d392b4eb4458c4bb356" region="user1" offset="100"/>
              <rom name="rr1gam.4d" size="256" crc="b2161bce" sha1="d2681cc0cf8e68df0d942d392b4eb4458c4bb356" region="user1" offset="200"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68020" clock="24576000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="master" name="TMS32025" clock="49152000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="slave" name="TMS32025" clock="49152000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="mcu" name="M37702" clock="16384000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="c352" name="C352" clock="24576000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="640" height="480" refresh="59.937809" pixclock="24576000" htotal="781" hbend="0" hbstart="640" vtotal="525" vbend="0" vbstart="480" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="1" buttons="3" coins="2">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
                     <control type="paddle" minimum="0" maximum="255" sensitivity="100" keydelta="10"/>
                     <control type="pedal" minimum="0" maximum="255" sensitivity="100" keydelta="10"/>
              <dipswitch name="Cabinet" tag="INPUTS" mask="256">
                     <dipvalue name="Standard" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Deluxe" value="256"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP2-1 (Service Mode)" tag="DSW0" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP2-2" tag="DSW0" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP2-3" tag="DSW0" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP2-4" tag="DSW0" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="8" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP2-5" tag="DSW0" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="16" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP2-6" tag="DSW0" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP2-7" tag="DSW0" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP2-8" tag="DSW0" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP3-1" tag="DSW0" mask="256">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="256" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP3-2" tag="DSW0" mask="512">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="512" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP3-3" tag="DSW0" mask="1024">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1024" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP3-4" tag="DSW0" mask="2048">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="2048" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP3-5" tag="DSW0" mask="4096">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4096" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP3-6" tag="DSW0" mask="8192">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="8192" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP3-7" tag="DSW0" mask="16384">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="16384" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP3-8" tag="DSW0" mask="32768">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32768" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <driver status="imperfect" emulation="good" color="good" sound="imperfect" graphic="imperfect" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="32768"/>

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