Rave Racer

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Rave Racer
Rave Racer Flyer.png
Arcade flyer
Developer(s) Namco
Publisher(s) Namco
Composer(s) Shinji Hosoe
Ayako Saso
Nobuyoshi Sano
Takayuki Aihara
Series Ridge Racer
Platform(s) Arcade
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
Cabinet Upright (single-monitor), Sitdown (single-monitor and multi-monitor), Ridge Racer upgrade kit
Arcade system Namco System 22
CPU 1x Motorola 68020 @ 24.576 MHz,
2x Texas Instruments TMS32025 @ 49.152 MHz
Sound 1x C352 @ 16.384 MHz
Display Raster, 640 x 480 resolution, 32768 palette colors

Rave Racer (レイブレーサー Reibu Rēsā?) is an arcade racing game that was released by Namco on July 16, 1995; it runs on Namco System 22 hardware, and could be played by two people per cabinet for up to eight players total when up to four of them were linked together.[3] It is the third (and last, until Ridge Racer V: Arcade Battle in 2000) arcade title in the Ridge Racer series and the follow-up to Ridge Racer and Ridge Racer 2 - and it added three new tracks to the original one, twelve new songs to the original five, force feedback steering and improved car and racetrack graphics.[4] The way the tracks were designed also allowed multiple routes to be chosen around the courses, but some of them took more time than others to complete a full lap of the track.

A Microsoft Windows 95, 98, and NT version was originally under development for the PowerVR graphics processor,[5] but was cancelled, thus no games in the Ridge Racer series were released for Windows until Unbounded.


  • 1. Shinji Hosoe - Lynx On
  • 2. Shinji Hosoe - Rave On
  • 3. Shinji Hosoe - Wrong Love
  • 4. Takayuki Aihara - Blue Topaz
  • 5. Nobuyoshi Sano - EXT*NOTES
  • 6. Shinji Hosoe - Rotten 7
  • 7. Ayako Saso - Kamikaze
  • 8. Nobuyoshi Sano - Jazz Mission
  • 9. Nobuyoshi Sano - Rare Hero 3 (Pacific Mix)
  • 10. Shinji Hosoe - Yororeri Hey
  • 11. Ayako Saso - Euphoria
  • 12. Nobuyoshi Sano - Teknopera
  • 13. Ayako Saso - Heart of Hearts
  • 14. Shinji Hosoe - Hard Floor
  • 15. Nobuyoshi Sano - Rally-JNGL-X
  • 16. Ayako Saso - G.O.
  • 17. Takayuki Aihara - Water Front (Ambient Mix)


  1. ^ The Arcade Flyer Archive: Rave Racer (Namco)
  2. ^ The Arcade Flyer Archive: Rave Racer (Namco)
  3. ^ Rave Racer Twin Upgrade Kit Manual. Namco. p. 4. 
  4. ^ "Rave Racer". The International Arcade Museum. Retrieved 2012-12-25. 
  5. ^ "Rave Racer Youtube Video". Retrieved 2013-09-05. 

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