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Final Lap Final Lap - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Final Lap - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A Formula One racing game featuring several courses. One or two players can play per cabinet. Up to four cabinets can be connected to allow up to eight players.

Final Lap was produced by Namco in 1987.

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 Final Lap was produced include: Vs. Super Xevious, Toy Pop, Thunder Ceptor II, Thunder Ceptor, Super Sky Kid, Blazer, Dragon Spirit, Galaga '88, Pac-Mania, and Quester


Name Final Lap
Developer Namco (Japan)
Year 1987
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7797
Class Wide Release
Genre Racing
Conversion Class Namco System 2 - JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 8
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Steering: Wheel
  • Shifter: 2-position (low, high)
  • Pedals: 2
Sound Unamplified Mono (requires one-channel amp)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

The first multi-player, multi-cabinet networked arcade racing game. Multiple cabinets can be connected to allow up to eight players to join in the same race.

Game Play

The game play is similar to Pole Position. Possibly the hardest part of this game is getting used to the apparent loose steering which will cause you to spin out easily if you pay too much attention to the car on the screen. The car seems to skid sideways through turns which confuses novice players but a few laps racing against a friend should usually get you hooked.

Down shifting and brakes play major parts in keeping control of the car on the tight curves. Bumping another car will not cause you to explode as in other games of the time. You can bump another car and try to make it spin out; especially fun when playing head-to-head.

The upright game only has one pedal. Releasing it readily decelerates the vehicle.

Final Lap KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

In a multi-player game, the computer cars are less frequent and allow better lap times.

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Cabinet Information

The game was released in both sitdown and upright style cabinets. Even though Namco appears on the screen, many cabinets also have Atari markings.

The sitdown cabinets have built in casters to allow easy transportation. The interiors are very neatly laid out, allowing for easy cleaning and maintainance.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Final Lap Census

There are 14,895 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,528 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,131 machines (6,927 unique titles).

Common - There are 35 known instances of this machine owned by Final Lap collectors who are active members. Of these, 21 of them are original dedicated machines. 14 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with a Final Lap machine for sale. There are 2 active VAPS members with a Final Lap circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

This game ranks a 12 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



Instead of one PCB, two individual game boards are used inside the cabinet and they share a common power feed. This allows two games to be played on the same cabinet without affecting the other player's game.


  1. Final Lap
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  3. Final Lap 3


Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Sit-down

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Final Lap 2 Jamma Board - Tested and Working

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