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Ridge Racer
Box artwork for Ridge Racer.
Japanese titleリッジレーサー
Release date(s)
System(s)Arcade, Sony PlayStation
Mode(s)Single player
Followed byRidge Racer 2
SeriesRidge Racer
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Ridge Racer marquee
This is the first game in the Ridge Racer series. For other games in the series see the Ridge Racer category.
This guide is for the original 1993 arcade game. For the 2011 PlayStation Vita game, see Ridge Racer (2011).

Ridge Racer is a racing arcade game which was released by Namco in 1993; it was their first title to run upon their (then-new) "Super" System 22 hardware (a Motorola 68020 running at 25 MHz, with a C352 custom sound chip running at 16.384 MHz). The player must use a steering wheel, six-position gear shifter, and three pedals to take control of a red off-road car (which is affiliated with "Team F/A", and also bears the name of "Galaxian³") - and there are also several billboards for arcades that were operated by the company (including the old "Wonder Eggs" theme park in Tokyo, which was the only place you could play Phantomars before it closed in 2000). On "Novice" difficulty a race is 2 laps and your car's maximum speed 180 km/h while on "Advanced" and "Expert" difficulty it is 3 laps and your car's maximum speed is 200 km/h; for the "Time Trial" mode your car's maximum speed is 220 km/h.

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