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Power Drift Power Drift - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Power Drift - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A 3-D sprite based racing game. 25 tracks, many racers, jumps, bridges etc. Five groups of tracks, A-E, only one of which can be raced per game. After completing five tracks, the game is over.

Power Drift was produced by Sega in 1988.

Sega released 594 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1936. Sega was based in United States.

Other machines made by Sega during the time period Power Drift was produced include: Super League, Bullet, Wonder Boy - Monster Land, Thunder Blade, Super Hang-On, Altered Beast, Gain Ground, Galaxy Force, Galaxy Force II, and Global Defense


Name Power Drift
Developer Sega (United States)
Year 1988
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9099
Class Wide Release
Genre Racing
Conversion Class Sega Galaxy Force
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 1
Game Play Single
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Steering: Wheel
  • Shifter: 2-position (low, high)
  • Pedals: 2
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
  • Deluxe/Themed (motion)
Side Art Power Drift Side Art Image

Game Play

Finish first for all five tracks and race a special track with the jet from Afterburner. Incredibly difficult!

Power Drift KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 5.00 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 5.00

Overall Like 5.00
Fun (Social) 5.00
Fun (Solo) 5.00
Collector Desire 5.00

Technical Rating: 5.00

Gameplay 5.00
Graphics 5.00
Originality 5.00
Sound/Music 5.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Power Drift 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).

Very Common - There are 52 known instances of this machine owned by Power Drift collectors who are active members. Of these, 45 of them are original dedicated machines. 7 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 6 active VAPS members with a Power Drift machines for sale. There is one active VAPS member with an extra Power Drift circuit board for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Power Drift. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Power Drift circuit board set.

This game ranks a 11 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 3 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): Upright

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