Lost In Translation/New Rally-X

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New Rally-X
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Manufacturer Namco
Released 1981
4-way Joystick
1 Button(s)
Main CPU Z80 (@ 3.072 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
Namco (@ 96.000 kHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
288 x 224 pixels
60.61 Hz
32 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 12 ROMs
21,600 bytes (21.09 KiB)
MAME ID nrallyx

About The Game

New Rally-X is an arcade video game where the player drives a car around a maze picking up all of the yellow flags, of which there are 10, 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 10 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.


Released in February 1981.

While the original "Rally-X" released under a Bally Midway license was a moderate hit in the United States, Bally Midway only distributed this updated version as an upgrade kit for Rally-X cabinets. The game appeared quite frequently in mainland Europe and the United Kingdom, mainly in the form of uncredited bootlegs. It was at least as popular as Rally-X in these regions, if not more so, primarily due to the game's greater playability and abundance of bootleg board stock.


  • 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.


  1. Rally-X (1980)
  2. New Rally-X (1981)


Music By
Nobuyuki Ohnogi

Cabinet and Artwork


Sony PlayStation (1995, "Namco Museum Vol.1")
Sony PSP (2005, "Ridge Racers")
Sony PSP (2005, "Namco Museum Battle Collection")
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (1997, Namco History Vol.2")
Arcade (1996, "Namco Classics Collection Vol.2")
Ms. Pac-Man TV Game Wireless Version (2005 - Jakk's Pacific)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Video Game Music YLR-20003[1] 1984-04-25 Alfa Vinyl version.
The Best of Video Game Music 32XA-66[2] 1986-04-25 Alfa CD version.
Video Game Music YLC-20003[3] 1984-04-25 Alfa Cassette version.
Video Game Music SCDC-00003[4] 2001-03-23 Scitron Digital Content, Inc. CD version.
765 MEGA-MIX APCG-4014[5] 1991-07-21 APOLLON CD version.
NAMCO Classic Collection Techno Maniax PCCG-00440[6] 1998-02-18 Pony Canyon, Inc. CD version.
Namco Best Hit Parade! VDRY-25023[7] 1989-11-21 Victor Entertainment Inc. CD version.
Namco Best Hit Parade! VICL-5038[8] 1990-11-07 Victor Entertainment Inc. CD version.
Famison 8BIT - iDOLM@STER 04 Makoto Kikuchi / Yukiho Hagiwara FVCG-1014[9] 2008-05-28 5bp. Records CD version.


The contents of this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.