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Developer(s) Namco
Publisher(s) Namco
Engine Engine Missing
status Status Missing
Release date Release Date Missing
Genre Retro
Mode(s) Game Mode(s) Missing
Age rating(s) Ratings Missing
Platform(s) Arcade, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Sharp X68000, ZX Spectrum
Arcade system Arcade System Missing
Media Media Missing
Input 8-way Joystick; 1 button
Requirements Requirements Missing
Credits | Soundtrack | Codes | Walkthrough

Motos is an arcade game that was released by Namco in 1985. It runs on Namco Super Pac-Man hardware but with a video system like that used in Mappy. It has 62 levels.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

The player must maneuver a bumper car to bump enemies off the edge of the playfield while they attempt to do the same to it. Power-ups give the car extra bumping power and the ability to jump over gaps in the playfield.

Characters[edit | edit source]

Screenshot showing graphics from Motos
This is the player.[1]
Red Pupa
First appears in Round 1. Weighs in at 380 kg (838 lb) and travels 20 km/h (12 mph).
Blue Pupa
First appears in Round 2. Weighs in at 380 kg (838 lb) and travels 20 km/h (12 mph).
First appears in Round 2. Weighs in at 400 kg (882 lb) and travels 20 km/h (12 mph).
First appears in Round 4. Weighs in at 2,900 kg (3.2 tons) and travels at 40 km/h (25 mph).
Fire Bug
First appears in Round 7. Weighs in at 3,800 kg (4.2 tons) and travels at 45 km/h (28 mph).
First appears in Round 9. Weighs in at 7,500 kg (8.3 tons) and travels at 10 km/h (6 mph).
First appears in Round 11. Weighs in at 4,100 kg (4.5 tons) and travels at 55 km/h (34 mph).
Fire Bee
First appears in Round 13. Weighs in at 3,200 kg (3.52 tons) and travels at 70 km/h (43.5 mph).
Lady Bug
First appears in Round 17. Weighs in at 5,120 kg (5.6 tons) and travels at 60 km/h (37 mph).
Black Pupa
First appears in Round 18. Weighs in at 400 kg (882 lb) and travels 20 km/h (12 mph).
First appears in Round 18. Weighs in at 5,800 kg (6.38 tons) and travels at 55 km/h (34 mph).
First appears in Round 29. The heaviest of all enemies, weighing in at 13,400 kg (14.8 tons); travels at 20 km/h (12 mph).
First appears in Round 2. Scores the player points whether Motos or an enemy bug bumps it off the solar base.
First appears in Round 3. Most of these unleash Blue Pupa at regular intervals.
Shooting Stars
They fall periodically onto the solar base if the player takes too much time in a round. They are aimed at the player and when they miss, they crack square or break a hole in the solar base.

Ports[edit | edit source]

Ports for the game include versions for the Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, and ZX Spectrum. This game also appeared in 1998 as part of Microsoft Revenge of Arcade for Windows PC's. Most recently, it was released in 2005 as part of Namco Museum Battle Collection for Sony's PlayStation Portable.

The game also appeared in Namco Museum editions that were released exclusively in Japan: Namco Museum Encore for the PlayStation in 1997, and Namco Museum Volume 2 for the PlayStation Portable in 2006. The latter also contains an updated "Arrangement" version featuring 3-D graphics.

A "remixed" version of the game was released for Namco Museum Remix. It starred Pac-Man and, was released under the name of Pac-Motos.

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