Catalogue of Arcade Emulation Software - the Absolute Reference

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Rally X (32k Ver.?)

Rally-X (c) 10/1980 Namco.

In 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 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.


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)


Also licensed to Midway (01/1981).

A Rally-X unit appears in the 1982 movie 'Tron'.


In the introduction to the bonus stages, the Namco version misspells 'Challenging' as 'Charanging'. This was corrected in the Midway version.


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.

End of screen bonus : Points for remaining fuel.


* 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.


1. Rally-X (1980)

2. New Rally-X (1981)


* Consoles :

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

Sony PlayStation 2 (2005, "Namco Museum 50th Anniversary")

Microsoft XBOX (2005, "Namco Museum 50th Anniversary")

Nintendo GameCube (2005,"Namco Museum 50th Anniversary")

Nintendo Game Boy Advance (2005, "Namco Museum 50th Anniversary")

Sony PSP (2005, "Namco Museum Battle Collection")

* Computers :

MSX (1984)

Fujitsu FM-7 (1984)

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

PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (1998, "Microsoft Revenge of Arcade")

PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (2005, "Namco Museum 50th Anniversary")

* Others :

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

Namco Classics TV Game (2003 - Jakk's Pacific)