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New Rally X


New Rally-X (c) 02/1981 Namco.


In New Rally-X, the player drives a car around a maze picking up all of the yellow flags, of which there are ten, before the car's fuel runs out. The game-play has a similar feel to another Namco legend, "Pac-Man"; although in New Rally X's mazes are much larger and, with each maze having only ten flags to collect, is more sparsely populated than Namco's pill-eating legend.


In-game opponents consist of red enemy cars that try to ram into and destroy the player's car, a problem compounded by the fact that enemy cars are faster than the player's. A smoke screen can be activated which trails behind the player's car and causes any pursuing enemies to crash. Each maze also has rock formations which, if crashed into, will result in the loss of a player car. A radar display to the right hand side of the playing area shows the positions of both the flags and the enemy vehicles.


New Rally X is an update of the 1980 release, "Rally-X". The sequel has slightly different graphics to the original game, and has more forgiving gameplay.


- TECHNICAL -


Main CPU : Z80 (@ 3.072 Mhz)

Sound Chips : Namco 3-channel WSG and discrete circuitry for the crash sound.


Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 288 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.61 Hz

Palette colors : 16


Players : 2

Control : 4-way joystick

Buttons : 1 (SMOKE SCREEN)


- SCORING -


Collecting a flag : 100 points x the flag collected up to a maximum of 1,000 points.

Special Flag : Doubles points for all flags collected. If collected first, the last flag is worth 2,000 points.

Lucky Flag : Bonus points x Remaining Fuel.

End of screen bonus : Points for remaining fuel.


- TIPS AND TRICKS -


* Easter Egg :

1) Enter service mode.

2) Keep B1 pressed and enter the following sequence : Up(x2), Down(x7), Right, Left(x6).

3) '(c) NAMCO LTD. 1980' will be added at the bottom of the screen.


- SERIES -


1. Rally-X (1980)

2. New Rally-X (1981)


- STAFF -


Music by : Nobuyuki Ohnogi


- PORTS -


* Consoles :

Sony PlayStation (1995, "Namco Museum Vol.1")

Sony PSP (2005, "Ridge Racers") : You can play the game while the main game loads or select it as a mini-game.

Sony PSP (2005, "Namco Museum Battle Collection") : a brand new 'Arrangement' version unique to this port is also featured.


* Computers :

PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (1997, Namco History Vol.2")


* Others :

Arcade (1996, "Namco Classics Collection Vol.2")

Ms. Pac-Man TV Game Wireless Version (2005 - Jakk's Pacific)