Lost In Translation/Ridge Racer

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Ridge Racer
Ridge Racer marquee.
No screen shot.
Ridge Racer control panel.
Manufacturer Namco
Released 1993
1 Button(s)
Main CPU 68020 (@ 24.576 MHz)
(2x) TMS32025 (@ 49.152 MHz)
M37702 (@ 16.384 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
C352 (@ 16.384 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
640 x 480 pixels
60.00 Hz
32,768 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 27 ROMs
21,005,056 bytes (20.03 MiB)
MAME ID ridgerac · ridgeraj

About The Game

Ridge Racer is 3-D car racing arcade video game in which the player competes against computer cars or attempts to set a 'personal best' in a time trail event. Ridge Racer features just a single racing track, but different sections of the track become available to add variety to the racing.

Ridge Racer's superb game-play places a large emphasis on 'power sliding'; locking the car in a slide and drifting through corners. Perfecting this skill is key to winning races.


A Ridge Racer unit is prominently shown in the second episode of the Japanese TV show "Ninja Sentai Kakuranger," showing an actor playing the game rather poorly.

According to a promotional flyer, Ridge Racer was the first 3-D arcade game to feature texture-mapped polygons.

Victor Entertainment released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Ridge racer : Namco Game Sound Express Vol.11 - VICL-15025) on 21/01/1994.

A graphically enhanced version of the short track appears in Ridge Racer V as 'Sunny Beach' and Ridge Racer PSP as 'Seaside Route 765'. A graphically enhanced version of the long track appears in Ridge Racer V as 'Green Field' and Ridge Racer PSP as 'Ridge City Highway'.


  1. Ridge Racer (1993)
  2. Ridge Racer 2 (1994)
  3. Rave Racer (1995)
  4. Ridge Racer Revolution (1995, Sony PlayStation)
  5. Rage Racer (1996, Sony PlayStation)
  6. R4 - Ridge Racer Type 4 (1998, Sony PlayStation)
  7. Ridge Racer V (1999, Sony PlayStation 2)
  8. Ridge Racer 64 (2000, Nintendo 64)
  9. Ridge Racer V - Arcade Battle (2000)
  10. Ridge Racer DS (2004, Nintendo DS)
  11. Ridge Racer (2005, Sony PSP)
  12. Ridge Racer 6 (2005, Microsoft XBOX 360)
  13. Ridge Racer 7 (2006, Sony PlayStation 3)


Music Composed By
Shinji Hosoe
Ayako Saso
Nobuyoshi Sano

Cabinet and Artwork


Sony PlayStation (1994)
Sony PlayStation 2 (2005, "NamCollection") (Japan only)
Mobile Phones (2005, "Ridge Racer 3D")

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Namco Game Sound Express VOL.11 Ridge Racer VICL-15025[1] 1994-01-21 Victor Entertainment CD version.
Ridge Laser VICL-15038[2] 1995-02-22 Victor Entertainment CD version.
Ridge Racer VICL-23119[3] 1996-09-28 Victor Entertainment CD version.
Ridge Racer Remix Collision PCCG-00473[4] 1998-12-18 Pony Canyon, Inc. CD version.
RIDGE RACERS 2 SPECIAL MEGAMIX BNG-P002[5] 2006-09-14 Namco Bandai Group CD version.
Ridge Racer / NSM JVC-9002-2[6] 1996-09-28 JVC Music CD version.
Ridge Racer - The Ray Keith Mixes JVCD-0002-6[7] 1996-01-01 JVC Musical Industries Europe Ltd. Vinyl 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.