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Alpine Racer Alpine Racer - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Alpine Racer - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee

Description

Checkpoint-style racing game, featuring realistic physics, unique controls and an unusual genre for a racing game. Features three separate courses and your choice of speed or gate racing. Cool replay feature for finishing number 1.

Alpine Racer was produced by Namco in 1995.

Namco released 310 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1977. Namco was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Namco during the time period Alpine Racer was produced include: Godzilla Wars Jr., Belly Bomber, J-League Soccer V-Shoot, Gun Bullet, Tekken, Air Combat 22, Cyber Cycles, Dirt Dash, Dunk Mania, and Namco Classic Collection Volume 1

Specs

Name Alpine Racer
Developer Namco (Japan)
Year 1995
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 6869
Class Wide Release
Genre Racing
Monitor
Conversion Class Namco System 22 - JAMMA+
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 1
Game Play Single
Control Panel Layout Single Player
Controls
  • Steering: Special
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

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Game Introduction

Alpine Racer is another modern game that combines realistic physics, stunning graphics on a field-of-vision encompassing screen and great engaging gameplay. The unique control system calls to mind the days of the "classics" when nearly every game's controls were unique. Alpine, IMHO, will also be considered a classic as the years pass. It isn't often that a videogame of today will "grab" people of all ages and compel them to stand in line to play a game. Players are nearly always seen "pulling up" on the handles as if they were actually flying over moguls and barreling down slopes. Watching people play Alpine Racer is an enjoyable experience in itself. People always ask me if Alpine Racer is "like really skiing". I always begin by telling them that the same sense of beauty is present in the game as in real life - the opening of magnificent snowbound vistas right in front of your eyes. But, as I begin to lose them, I always just respond by saying "Hell, If it wasn't for the fact that you're not freezing cold, you'd be skiing. It's that close."

Alpine Racer KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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Trivia

Cool cameo of Pac-Man in a Santa outfit on a billboard on one of the game's three courses.

Miscellaneous

It is believed that approximately 2000 of these were produced. The most recent Alpine I have seen has been number 1855. Namco has stated that they have turned production of this type of deluxe over to Prop Cycle and Alpine Surfer. I would suspect that the total number of Alpine Racers to not exceed 2000 by very much, if indeed at all.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Alpine Racer Census

There are 14,743 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,469 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,447 machines (6,893 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 15 known instances of this machine owned by Alpine Racer collectors who are active members. Of these, 10 of them are original dedicated machines. 5 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 2 active VAPS members with a Alpine Racer circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Alpine Racer.

This game ranks a 4 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 2 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

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  1. 3D Model (External): Dedicated

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