Lost In Translation/Hot-Rod
|Main CPU||(3x) 68000 (@ 10.000 MHz)|
68000 (@ 10.000 MHz)
YM2151 (@ 4.000 MHz)
496 x 384 pixels
16,384 Palette colours
|ROM Info||3 ROMs|
2,187,264 bytes (2.09 MiB)
|MAME ID||hotrod · hotroda · hotrodj|
About The Game
Hot-Rod is an arcade video game.
Between 1 and 4 players race each other over a variety of different surfaces on a selection of narrow, twisting roads, in this superb top-down racing game from Sega. Points and extra gasoline are placed at regular intervals on each track and any car that runs out of gas is automatically out of the race. Any player that finishes in the Top 3 is awarded bonus points - the amount dependant on whether they have finished 1st, 2nd or 3rd. These points can be used to buy a variety of car upgrades in the garage shop that appears at the end of every race. The upgrades available are; engine, tyre, wing and bumber.
Additional Technical Information
Hot-Rod was available in three different cabinets; a two and three-player upright, and a four-player table top version.
A Turbo version exists and runs at twice the speed of the original.
Tips and tricks
At the end of each stage, as your car enters the garage shop; keep an eye of the section of track that lies in the direction your car will be heading once it has left the garage. This gives a clue as to what type of surface will be raced upon next, allowing the player to buy suitable tyres should the need arise.
Cabinet and Artwork
- Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1990)
- Amstrad CPC (1990)
- Commodore C64 (1990)
- Commodore Amiga ("Hot Rod", 1990, Activision)
- Atari ST (1990)
|Album Name||Catalogue No.||Released||Publisher||Comments|
|The Best Of The Maniacs Of Noise!||CZCD 019||2007-07-13||Binary Zone Interactive||2 CD version.|