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Rally-X Rally-X - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Rally-X - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


You control a small car running around in a maze. There are of course the obvious "bad guys", namely other cars that try to force an accident with you. While you try to dodge the other cars (and there's more of them in each level!) you have to collect the ten yellow flags to get more points. There's also a timer and a fuel gauge to take into account.

Rally-X was produced by Midway Manufacturing Co. in 1980.

Midway Manufacturing Co. released 133 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1959. Midway Manufacturing Co. was based in United States.

Other machines made by Midway Manufacturing Co. during the time period Rally-X was produced include: 18 Wheeler, Phantom II, Super Speed Race, Super Galaxians, Submarine, Space Zap, Bulls Eye Darts, Extra Bases, Space Invaders II, and Space Encounters


Name Rally-X
Developer Midway Manufacturing Co. (United States)
Year 1980
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9259
Class Wide Release
Genre Labyrinth/Maze
Conversion Class Namco Galaxian
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player Ambidextrous
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
  • Buttons: 1 - Smokescreen
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
  • Cocktail
  • Cabaret/Mini
PCB Rally-X PCB Image

Game Introduction

A radar screen shows the location of your car, the other enemy cars and the flags. The score for picking up flags increases starting at 100 points. Collecting the flashing special flag visible on the radar awards a 2x bonus for the remaining flags. Avoid randomly placed rocks and use smoke to stop enemy cars for short periods of time. However, using smoke costs fuel. Every third round, the enemy cars do not move unless your fuel runs out.

Game Play

The player moves his car around the maze, avoiding several red cars that chase the player. The object is to collect ten yellow flags that are in the maze. The player can temporarily stun the red cars with its smokescreen. Every third round, the player must move around the maze collecting the flags before fuel runs out, and the cars start to move.

Rally-X KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.30 (7 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.29

Overall Like 3.57
Fun (Social) 2.86
Fun (Solo) 3.14
Collector Desire 3.29

Technical Rating: 3.32

Gameplay 3.86
Graphics 3.29
Originality 3.14
Sound/Music 3.00

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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Cabinet Information

The full-sized game is housed in a cream-colored cabinet with the two front edges painted orange. The sides of the cabinet have adhesive decals of a man in his race car, puffing out smokescreen, zooming past some trees. The marquee and kick panel decal have the same art as the side decals. The monitor bezel features a pink path going through a green plain. The instructions are on the right side of the overlay. The control panel has the controls on a green background with the pink road from the overlay. A race car appears on the left side, and has the same race car over the 1-player start button. Two race cars appear over the two-player start button.

The cabaret version of the game features woodgrain sides with no decals, black trim, a smaller backlit marquee, and a smaller control panel with front facing, simple decal of a stylized helmeted man in a race car, with a radar dish behind his head. The cabaret version uses a 13-inch monitor.


This game can be converted to New Rally-X by replacing the marquee, monitor bezel, control panel, and PCB.



There was also a version released directly by Namco.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Rally-X Census

There are 14,910 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,532 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,197 machines (6,929 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 165 known instances of this machine owned by Rally-X collectors who are active members. Of these, 126 of them are original dedicated machines. 3 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 36 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 9 active VAPS members with a Rally-X machines for sale. There are 3 active VAPS members with a Rally-X circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - Popular - There are 15 active VAPS members currently looking for Rally-X. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Rally-X circuit board set.

This game ranks a 44 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 22 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

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



The game uses a Z80 microprocessor and a Namco 3-channel PSG for sounds.


  1. Rally-X
  2. New Rally-X


Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 99; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Arcade Fever Sellers (ISBN 0762409371) Page: 63; Color photo
  3. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 99; Color photo

Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

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