|Publisher(s)||Namco, Midway Games|
Rally-X is a series of three racing-style maze games that were released by Namco between 1980 and 1996. The first two games in the series ran on the company's Pac-Man hardware, while the third and final title in the series was released as part of that compilation arcade game of Namco Classics Collection Vol. 2 (along with carbon copies of its two predecessors).
- Rally-X (1980): The original title in the series was the first game from Namco to use a horizontal monitor, and was also the first of only three pre-M6809 Namco games whose scores did not roll over at 1,000,000 - the other two were its sequel New Rally-X, and Bosconian (which were both released in the following year). Its lasting legacy was to be "Special Flags", which later went on to reappear in a total of twelve other Namco games over a period of sixteen years - and they include Xevious, Libble Rabble, Gaplus, Sky Kid, and Sky Kid Deluxe.
- New Rally-X (1981): The second title in the series was, as mentioned above, the second of the three pre-M6809 Namco games whose scores did not roll over at 1,000,000. It also changed the appearances of the cars and the colours of the mazes, introduced a new, better soundtrack, and introduced a "Lucky Flag" which would refuel your car when collected.
- Rally-X Arrangement (1996): The third and final title in the series was released as part of the compilation arcade game Namco Classics Collection Vol. 2, along with carbon copies and "Arrangement" versions of Pac-Man (1980) and Dig Dug (1982). It introduced three new types of enemy cars, oil slicks, bridges, warp points, and ten different types of powerups.