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Speed Up Speed Up - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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A racing game where up to eight players compete in a race. After each lap, the slowest car is eliminated and the game continues until only the winner remains. The tracks are very detailed with lots of high resolution scenery, along with the other bells and whistles found in most other high-end racing games.

Speed Up was produced by Gaelco in 1996.

Gaelco released 25 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1990. Gaelco was based in Spain.

Other machines made by Gaelco during the time period Speed Up was produced include: Touch And Go, Biomechanical Toy, World Rally 2, Glass, World Rally Championship, Snow Board Championship, Surf Planet, Bang!, Radikal Bikers, and Football Power


Name Speed Up
Developer Gaelco (Spain)
Year 1996
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9714
Class Wide Release
Genre Racing
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 4
Game Play Either
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Steering: Wheel
  • Shifter: 2-position (low, high)
  • Pedals: 2
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Instructions Speed Up Instructions Image
Bezel Speed Up Bezel Image

Game Introduction

Each player selects one car from the ten that are available. There are also three different tracks to choose from. The action is fast and furious and the game can vary between one and nine laps, depending upon the number of players.

Speed Up KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.53 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 3.80

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 4.00
Fun (Solo) 3.00
Collector Desire 4.00

Technical Rating: 3.25

Gameplay 3.00
Graphics 5.00
Originality 3.00
Sound/Music 2.00

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 game has four speakers to give the player an in-your-face experience. The seat can be adjusted by the player to accomodate the smallest to the largest player. The steering wheel and controls are comfortable and positioned in appropriate locations.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Speed Up Census

There are 14,944 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,544 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,327 machines (6,937 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 10 known instances of this machine owned by Speed Up collectors who are active members. Of these, 4 of them are original dedicated machines. 6 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 Speed Up machine for sale. There is one active VAPS member with an extra Speed Up circuit board for sale.

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

This game ranks a 3 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]


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Auctions Recap

Year Count Median $ Average $
2017 1 28.75 28.75
All Years 1 28.75 28.75


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