Ridge Racer 2

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This article is about the 1994 racing game. For the PlayStation Portable game, see Ridge Racer 2 (2006 video game).
Ridge Racer 2
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Developer(s) Namco
Publisher(s) Namco
Series Ridge Racer
Platform(s) Arcade
Release date(s) 8 June 1994
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Cabinet Sit-down
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 Horizontal orientation, Raster, 640×480p resolution,
16,777,216 colors[1]

Ridge Racer 2 (リッジレーサー2 Rijji Rēsā Tsu?) is a racing arcade game that was released by Namco in 1994. It runs on their System 22 hardware, and as the name suggests, it is the sequel to Ridge Racer, which had been released in the previous year.

As with the four Final Lap games, Four Trax and Suzuka 8 Hours, up to eight players can play simultaneously when four two-player cabinets are linked together. A player's number determines their car, because in the original, only the red one affiliated with "Team F/A" is available. The gameplay is very much like that of the original. There are six new songs that can be selected with the gear shifter at the start, the enormous television screen above the entrance to the first tunnel is playing the game Galaxian (in the original, it was playing Mappy), all the billboards are for earlier Namco games, and there is a rear-view mirror at the top of the screen (so a player can see other cars coming from behind), as well as a change in daylight from day to night (a car driven into the track's tunnel during the day will come out the other end at night). The game was followed by a true sequel, Rave Racer, in 1995.


  1. ^ http://www.system16.com/hardware.php?id=537 Namco System 22 hardware page at System16.com - The Arcade Museum

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