Racing Hero

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Racing Hero
Basic Information
Video Game
Retail Features
Arcade Specifications
Sega X Board
Main: 2× 68000 @ 12.5 MHz
Sound: Z80 @ 4 MHz
Raster (horizontal),
320×224 resolution,
24,576 colors on screen,[1] 98,304 color palette[2]
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Racing Hero is a 1989 racing arcade game from Sega.

The game ran on the Sega X Board arcade system.

Racing Hero is considered a spiritual successor to the Hang-On series, but uses an over-the-shoulder perspective.[3]

The game's music was composed by Hikoshi Hashimoto.[4]

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

The gameplay is like a cross between Super Hang-On and OutRun.[5]

Like Super Hang-On, the player controls a motorcyclist, using a motorbike handlebar controller.[5]

Like OutRun, the gameplay involves the player riding through a traffic-filled road and reaching the next checkpoint before the time limit runs out.[5]

Also like OutRun, there are forked roads along the way, giving the player a choice between two paths, leading up to four different ending points.[5]

For its tracks, the game includes ten different international locations,[6] with their own themes.[5] In England, for example, cottages, red buses and the Houses of Parliament can be seen. In Egypt, deserts and pyramids can be seen.[5]

Reception[edit | edit source]

Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
Sega Retro 92%[7]
Review scores
Publication Score
Computer and Video Games 92%[5]

In the August 1990 issue of Computer & Video Games magazine, Julian Rignall gave the game a positive review. He gave it scores of 94% for graphics, 91% for sound, 90% for value, and 95% for playability, concluding with an overall 92% score.[5]

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