Catalogue of Arcade Emulation Software - the Absolute Reference

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Rail Chase (World)

Rail Chase (c) 1991 Sega.

A lightgun controlled one or two player shooting game, in which the players travel in a minecart through a huge rail network; pursued by a multitude of weapon-carrying enemies. The fast-paced action also features sections in which the player comes across junctions in the track and can chose whether to go left or right - the chosen route usually dictating how many tack obstacles and enemies the player must face - this is achieved by shooting the signposts that are situated in the middle of the points. Some sections also have the player's minecart leave the track entirely and travel over open ground.


Sega Y Board hardware

Main CPU : (3x) 68000 (@ 12.5 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 4 Mhz), Sega (@ 4 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 320 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 24576

Players : 2

Control : lightgun

Buttons : 1


Rail Chase is an obvious homage to the legendary minecart section of the movie, 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom' and even features a section in which the players are pursued by the ubiquitous 'giant boulder' of the first Indiana Jones movie; 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'.


1. Rail Chase (1991)

2. Rail Chase 2 (1994)