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Quick Info

 

Player

Type

Japan

World

Board ID

(C)

Conversions

Motorcycle

Vertical
MC
racing

Dash Yarou
(Dash Yarou)

Rally Bike

TP-012
B45

Taito
1988

NES

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Brief Description

Smashing motorcycle driver with a great big pig driving truckA racing game from those shoot'em-up dudes? Well, almost anyway. The game plays very similar to a shooting game but instead of killing all the enemies you have to negotiate a road and pass a lot of other vehicles.

This may seem kind of trivial, but with narrow sections, fuel running out, competitors driving cars, trains crossing your way, it gets tough. At your assistance there is a chopper dropping useful pickups, such as side-helpers that allows you to run into other bikes without getting damaged, extra gas, turbo and more. Sometimes you can also get a free ride on a truck (as on the picture on the side). You can run into other vehicles with the truch and gain many positions by driving San Fransisco style.

The game is quite funny for a while, at least when you've learnt how to play good enough to place in each race, but eventually the cars or the narrow lanes will get you.

The music was composed by Ree Ohta.

The game was converted to NES and published by ROMSTAR in USA.

Rally Bike NES
NES Cartridge Sticker

The following information is from the Rally Bike Arcade Instruction Manual:

GAME INSTRUCTIONS

Taito America Corporation's "RALLY BIKE" is the best in competition motorcycle racing. You are faced with obstacle along the way which must be challenged in order to finish and qualify for the next race.

QUALIFYING RANK

ROUND #1
ROUND #2
ROUND #3
ROUND #4
ROUND #5
ROUND #6
ROUND #7
ROUND #8

SFO RACE
LAX RACE
***BONUS STAGE***
PHX RACE
DEN RACE
***BONUS STAGE***
BOS RACE
N.Y. RACE

RANK 30
RANK 25

RANK 25
RANK 20

RANK 15


Crashing with a trainUse the "Accel" button to accelerate. Use the "Brake" button to brake your cycle. Use the joystick to maneuver the cycle over the terrain and through the city. A helicopter will arrive that will drop "power-up" items that will assist you during the race. Capture these items for additional fuel, to increase speed, to award extra points or special helpers to destroy other bikers. Special road signs will alert you to a gas station, the goal or a railroad crossing ahead.

The game ends when your run out of fuel or do not qualify for the next race.


The bike on the titlescreen

Resources

Rally Bike Arcade Instruction Manual (Including DIP Switches and Wiring diagram)

 

Related Links

KLOV Rally Bike Entry
Rally Bike PCB Photo
Sys 2064 on Shark


The gameplay motorcycle

Technical Information

CPU: 68000 (10 MHz) and Z80 (3.5 MHz)
Sound: ym3812 (Yamaha OPL2)
Video: Layers like Truxton etc. Sprites like Flying Shark/Twin Cobra
Copyright Year: 1988
More information / Rally Bike PCB Photo

Game type: 1 player vertical upwards scrolling screen motorbike racing.
Original name: Dash Yarou



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