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Chequered Flag


Chequered Flag (c) 05/1988 Konami.


An overhead-view racing game featuring rotational sprite scaling. The player races over a series of twisting courses, trying to reach the finish line before the timer expires.


Chequered Flag includes a Pit-stop facility, a feature that had appeared a year earlier in Taito's 'Continental Circus'. Should the player's car sustain too much damage, a pit-stop must be made to implement repairs. A 'damage meter' at the bottom of the screen shows the severity of the damage; highlighting what car componants are in need of repair; Engine, Front Tyres, Rear Tyres and Brakes.


- TECHNICAL -


Game ID : GX717


Main CPU : KONAMI (@ 3 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 1.789772 Mhz), (2x) K007232 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)


Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 224 x 304 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette Colors : 1024


Players : 1

Control : paddle

Buttons : 3


- TRIVIA -


Another title is accessible via dipswitches : "Checkered Flag".


King Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Konami Game Music Collection Vol.1 - K30X7705) on 05/08/1988. This album was reprinted (KCIA-2309) on 21/05/1993.