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Hot Rod

| 1988
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Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(4)
Number of Players: 2
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MAME folder name: hotrod

Display: raster 496x384 @ 57.52Hz (57.52 pixclock)
Sound: 2 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver segas24.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 16384; Savestate: unsupported

Roms:
ds3-5000-01d_3p_turbo.img with 1925120kb
sha1:d1a95f99078f5a29cccacfb1b30c3c9ead7b605c crc:627e8053
epr-11338.ic1 with 131072kb
sha1:3d3af04d990d232ba0a8fe155de59bc632a0a461 crc:7d4a7ff3
epr-11339.ic2 with 131072kb
sha1:e079739f4a3da3807aac570442c5afef1a7d7b0e crc:75130e73
Mameinfo.dat entry:
0.37b10 [Yochizo]


WIP:

- 0.147u2: hap fixed clone Omega Fighter Special. The game fails to boot or finish post. After showing bad rom errors, the game resets.

- 0.147u1: Fixed maincpu rom loading.

- 0.122u7: Fixed gfx1/2/3/4/5 rom loading.

- 0.89u3: Changed Z80 CPU2 clock speed to 5MHz.

- 0.37b10: Yochizo added 'Omega Fighter' (UPL 1989) and clone Omega Fighter Special.

- 21st November 2000: Yochizo fixed some graphics bugs in the Omega Fighter / Atomic Robo-kid driver.

- 8th November 2000: Yochizo sent in a driver for Omega Fighter and Atomic Robo-kid.

- 25th April 1999: Dumped Omega Fighter Special.


LEVELS: 8 (restarts once)


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* JFF

* Raine


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Romset: 2016 kb / 8 files / 457.8 zip


Credits Mameinfo and Mametesters Project Robert J. Rabgno et al.
History.dat entry:
Hot-Rod (c) 1988 Sega.

Hot-Rod is a scrolling top-down racing game in which up to four players race each other over a variety of different surfaces on a selection of narrow, twisting roads. Each player's vehicle has a fuel (gas) meter that constantly depletes as the race progresses. Extra fuel and bonus pick-ups are placed at regular intervals on each track and can be collected by driving over them. If a car runs out of fuel it is automatically disqualified from the race.

During races the track scrolls to follow the current race leader. If the last-placed driver falls too far behind the leader and allows the scrolling area to catch up with them, their car is automatically transported further up the track, resulting in a fuel penalty.

There are always four cars competing in each race, with computer-controlled cars replacing any positions not filled by human players. Any driver finishing in the Top three is awarded bonus points, with the amount determined on whether they finish 1st, 2nd or 3rd. These points can be used to buy car upgrades in the garage shop that appears at the end of every race. The upgrades available are; engine, tyre, wing and bumper. These affect speed, handling and durability. Particular attention should be paid to tyre choice, as different tyres are suited to specific race surfaces, with the next stage's surface being visible as the car enters the garage. Players can equip either a front or rear engine but not both at once. It is also impossible to have a spoiler and a rear engine equipped simultaneously.

There are a total of 30 different tracks set across ten different environments, including busy highways, dirt roads, a beach-side course, a mountain course, farmlands, snowy terrain, a desert, a construction zone, a shipyard and city streets. There are three races per environment with every third race ending with a victory ceremony in a stadium, before play moves on to the next environment.

- TECHNICAL -

Runs on the Sega "System 24" hardware.

Players : 4
Control : Steering wheel, Pedal

Hot-Rod was available in three different cabinets; a two and three-player upright, and a four-player table top version.

- TRIVIA -

Released in April 1988 in Japan.

Hot-Rod's catchy 'shop' music appeared in the upgrade sections of two other well-known Sega games; 1986's "Fantasy Zone" and 1989's "Turbo Out Run".

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.

- PORTS -

* Computers :
Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1990)
Amstrad CPC (1990)
Commodore C64 (1990)
Commodore Amiga (1990)
Atari ST (1990)

- CONTRIBUTE -

Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=1145&o=2


Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Cheats for Player 1 [RED CAR]
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000 -------------------------------
00000000 FFA100 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Credits PL1
00000000 F020E8 0000000F FFFFFFFF Invincibility PL1
00100000 F01FA3 00000888 FFFFFFFF Always Max Speed PL1
00000000 F02106 000000FF FFFFFFFF Infinite Gas PL1
00300000 F02102 0098967F FFFFFFFF Infinite Money PL1
00000000 F020CC 00000000 FFFFFFFF Always 1st PL1
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Tyre PL1
00010000 F020B8 00000000 FFFFFFFF Normal Tyre
00010000 F020B8 00000001 FFFFFFFF Speed Tyre 1
00010000 F020B8 00000002 FFFFFFFF Speed Tyre 2
00010000 F020B8 00000003 FFFFFFFF Radial Tyre 1
00010000 F020B8 00000004 FFFFFFFF Radial Tyre 2
00010000 F020B8 00000005 FFFFFFFF Spike Tyre 1
00010000 F020B8 00000006 FFFFFFFF Spike Tyre 2
00010000 F020B8 00000007 FFFFFFFF Snow Tyre 1
00010000 F020B8 00000008 FFFFFFFF Snow Tyre 2
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Engine PL1
00010000 F020BC 00000000 FFFFFFFF Normal Engine
00010000 F020BC 00000001 FFFFFFFF Front Engine 1
00010000 F020BC 00000002 FFFFFFFF Front Engine 2
00010000 F020BC 00000003 FFFFFFFF Front Engine 3
00010000 F020BC 00000004 FFFFFFFF Rear Engine 1
00010000 F020BC 00000005 FFFFFFFF Rear Engine 2
00010000 F020BC 00000006 FFFFFFFF Rear Engine 3
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Wing PL1
00010000 F020BE 00000000 FFFFFFFF No Wing
00010000 F020BE 00000001 FFFFFFFF Wing 1
00010000 F020BE 00000002 FFFFFFFF Wing 2
00010000 F020BE 00000003 FFFFFFFF Wing 3
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Bumper PL1
00010000 F020BA 00000000 FFFFFFFF No Bumper
00010000 F020BA 00000001 FFFFFFFF Bumper 1
00010000 F020BA 00000002 FFFFFFFF Bumper 2
00010000 F020BA 00000003 FFFFFFFF Bumper 3
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Cheats for Player 2 [GREEN CAR]
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000 ---------------------------------
00000000 FFA102 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Credits PL2
00000000 F02278 0000000F FFFFFFFF Invincibility PL2
00100000 F02133 00000888 FFFFFFFF Always Max Speed PL2
00000000 F02296 000000FF FFFFFFFF Infinite Gas PL2
00300000 F02292 0098967F FFFFFFFF Infinite Money PL2
00000000 F0225C 00000000 FFFFFFFF Always 1st PL2
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Tyre PL2
00010000 F02248 00000000 FFFFFFFF Normal Tyre
00010000 F02248 00000001 FFFFFFFF Speed Tyre 1
00010000 F02248 00000002 FFFFFFFF Speed Tyre 2
00010000 F02248 00000003 FFFFFFFF Radial Tyre 1
00010000 F02248 00000004 FFFFFFFF Radial Tyre 2
00010000 F02248 00000005 FFFFFFFF Spike Tyre 1
00010000 F02248 00000006 FFFFFFFF Spike Tyre 2
00010000 F02248 00000007 FFFFFFFF Snow Tyre 1
00010000 F02248 00000008 FFFFFFFF Snow Tyre 2
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Engine PL2
00010000 F0224C 00000000 FFFFFFFF Normal Engine
00010000 F0224C 00000001 FFFFFFFF Front Engine 1
00010000 F0224C 00000002 FFFFFFFF Front Engine 2
00010000 F0224C 00000003 FFFFFFFF Front Engine 3
00010000 F0224C 00000004 FFFFFFFF Rear Engine 1
00010000 F0224C 00000005 FFFFFFFF Rear Engine 2
00010000 F0224C 00000006 FFFFFFFF Rear Engine 3
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Wing PL2
00010000 F0224E 00000000 FFFFFFFF No Wing
00010000 F0224E 00000001 FFFFFFFF Wing 1
00010000 F0224E 00000002 FFFFFFFF Wing 2
00010000 F0224E 00000003 FFFFFFFF Wing 3
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Bumper PL2
00010000 F0224A 00000000 FFFFFFFF No Bumper
00010000 F0224A 00000001 FFFFFFFF Bumper 1
00010000 F0224A 00000002 FFFFFFFF Bumper 2
00010000 F0224A 00000003 FFFFFFFF Bumper 3
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Cheats for Player 3 [YELLOW CAR]
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000 ----------------------------------
00000000 FFA104 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Credits PL3
00000000 F02408 0000000F FFFFFFFF Invincibility PL3
00100000 F022C3 00000888 FFFFFFFF Always Max Speed PL3
00000000 F02426 000000FF FFFFFFFF Infinite Gas PL3
00300000 F02422 0098967F FFFFFFFF Infinite Money PL3
00000000 F023EC 00000000 FFFFFFFF Always 1st PL3
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Tyre PL3
00010000 F023D8 00000000 FFFFFFFF Normal Tyre
00010000 F023D8 00000001 FFFFFFFF Speed Tyre 1
00010000 F023D8 00000002 FFFFFFFF Speed Tyre 2
00010000 F023D8 00000003 FFFFFFFF Radial Tyre 1
00010000 F023D8 00000004 FFFFFFFF Radial Tyre 2
00010000 F023D8 00000005 FFFFFFFF Spike Tyre 1
00010000 F023D8 00000006 FFFFFFFF Spike Tyre 2
00010000 F023D8 00000007 FFFFFFFF Snow Tyre 1
00010000 F023D8 00000008 FFFFFFFF Snow Tyre 2
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Engine PL3
00010000 F023DC 00000000 FFFFFFFF Normal Engine
00010000 F023DC 00000001 FFFFFFFF Front Engine 1
00010000 F023DC 00000002 FFFFFFFF Front Engine 2
00010000 F023DC 00000003 FFFFFFFF Front Engine 3
00010000 F023DC 00000004 FFFFFFFF Rear Engine 1
00010000 F023DC 00000005 FFFFFFFF Rear Engine 2
00010000 F023DC 00000006 FFFFFFFF Rear Engine 3
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Wing PL3
00010000 F023DE 00000000 FFFFFFFF No Wing
00010000 F023DE 00000001 FFFFFFFF Wing 1
00010000 F023DE 00000002 FFFFFFFF Wing 2
00010000 F023DE 00000003 FFFFFFFF Wing 3
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Bumper PL3
00010000 F023DA 00000000 FFFFFFFF No Bumper
00010000 F023DA 00000001 FFFFFFFF Bumper 1
00010000 F023DA 00000002 FFFFFFFF Bumper 2
00010000 F023DA 00000003 FFFFFFFF Bumper 3
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Cheats against CPU [BLUE CAR]
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000 -------------------------------
00100000 F02453 00000000 FFFFFFFF CPU Always Stop
00000000 F02568 00000000 FFFFFFFF CPU Always No Parts
00010000 F0256C 00000000 FFFFFFFF CPU Always No Parts (2/4)
00010000 F0256E 00000000 FFFFFFFF CPU Always No Parts (3/4)
00010000 F0256A 00000000 FFFFFFFF CPU Always No Parts (4/4)

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file
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