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Hot-Rod

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Hot-Rod
System(s): Sega System 24, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum
Publisher:
Developer:
Genre: Racing































Release Date RRP Code
Arcade (System 24)
JP
¥? ?
Arcade (System 24)
US
$? ?
Arcade (System 24)
UK
£? ?



















Commodore Amiga
UK
£24.99[2] ?
Commodore Amiga
ES
? ?
Atari ST
UK
£24.99[2] ?
Atari ST
ES
?Ptas ?
Amstrad CPC
UK
(Cassette)
£9.99[2] ?
Amstrad CPC
UK
(Disk)
£14.99[2] ?
Amstrad CPC
ES
(Cassette)
? ?
Amstrad CPC
ES
(Disk)
? ?
Commodore 64
UK
(Cassette)
£9.99[2] ?
Commodore 64
UK
(Disk)
£14.99[2] ?
Commodore 64
ES
(Cassette)
? ?
ZX Spectrum
UK
(Cassette)
£9.99[2] ?
ZX Spectrum
UK
(Disk)
£14.99[2] ?
ZX Spectrum
ES
(Cassette)
?Ptas ?



Hot-Rod (ホット ロッド) is a top-down racing game developed for Sega System 24 hardware by Sega.

Gameplay

In the game, players race each other around a track, avoiding obstacles, making sure they don't run out of fuel and trying not to be cut off by the camera. It is very similar to Micro Machines. The player can obtain money from winning races, which can be used to purchase extra parts for the car. The shop's music is the same track that was used in Fantasy Zone.

The arcade cabinet comes in three variations - a two player upright, a three player upright and a four player table top version. There are also "turbo" versions in which the game runs at twice the original speed.

History

Legacy

The game was ported to the Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum computers by Activision. It has never seen a release on a Sega console.

Production credits

Amiga version

  • Code: Rich Costello
  • Graphics: Dementia
  • Sound: Benn Daglish
  • Mods: Dave Copestake
Source: In-game credits


Atari ST version

  • Code: Rich Costello
  • Graphics: Dementia
  • Sound: Benn Daglish
  • Mods: Dave Copestake
Source: In-game credits


Commodore 64 version

Source: Uncredited


Magazine articles

Main article: Hot-Rod/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

HotRod System24 US Flyer.jpg

System 24 US flyer

HotRod System24 US Flyer Sticker3P.jpg

System 24 US flyer (alt)

HotRod System24 JP Flyer.pdf

PDF
System 24 JP flyer

Generation4 FR 022.pdf

PDF
Home computers print advert in Génération 4 (FR) #22: "Mai 1990" (1990-xx-xx)

Photo gallery

Physical scans

System 24 version

System 24 (2 player), US
System 24 (3 player), US
System 24 (4 player), US
HotRod System24 US Marquee 4Player.jpg
System 24 (4 player), JP

Amiga version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
76 №9/90, p69
70 №103, p82[2]
80 №9/90, p26
72 №30, p60/61[3]
75 №21, p38[4]
60 №5, p131[5]
51 №62, p14[6]
Commodore Amiga
69
Based on
7 reviews

Amiga, UK
HotRod Amiga EU Box Back.jpgNospine.pngHotRod Amiga EU Box Front.jpg
Cover

Amstrad CPC version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
60 №45, p91[7]
55 №6, p145[8]
Amstrad CPC
58
Based on
2 reviews

Amstrad CPC, UK (cassette)
HotRod CPC EU Box Front Cassette.jpg
Cover
Amstrad CPC, UK (disk)
HotRod CPC EU Box Back Disk.jpgNospine.pngHotRod CPC EU Box Front Disk.jpg
Cover

Atari ST version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
70 More...[9]
75 №21, p38[4]
62 №5, p131[5]
Atari ST
69
Based on
3 reviews

Atari ST, UK
HotRod AtariST EU Box Back.jpgNospine.pngHotRod AtariST EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
HotRod AtariST EU Disc.jpg
Disk

Commodore 64 version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
73 More...[10]
89 №69, p25[11]
70 №62, p14[6]
83 №45, p16/17[12]
Commodore 64
79
Based on
4 reviews

Commodore 64, UK (cassette)
HotRod C64 EU Box Front Cassette.jpg
Cover
Commodore 64, UK (disk)
HotRod C64 EU Box Front Disk.jpg
Cover

ZX Spectrum version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
59 №54, p28[13]
ZX Spectrum
59
Based on
1 review

ZX Spectrum, UK
HotRod Spectrum EU Box Back Cassette.jpgNospine.pngHotRod Spectrum EU Box Front Cassette.jpg
Cover
ZX Spectrum, ES

References


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