Winning Run

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Winning Run
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Winning Run is a racing arcade video game, released by Namco in 1988. It was the first game to use the Namco System 21 arcade hardware. The music was composed by Hiroyuki Kawada.[1]

It was housed in a movable (silver, orange) cabinet. In traditional NAMCO racer genre of the time it the player had a choice of game modes to play: Easy Drive (Automatic Transmission and slower game play) Technical Drive (Manual Transmission and faster game play) The game also featured a Dunlop "style" tire bridge over the track but instead said "NAMCO" on it.

The music had similarities to Namco's Final Lap using the short jingles when the race started.

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Upon release, the game became a major success in Japan, where it topped the arcade rankings in 1989.[2][3]

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Winning Run inspired the home computer game Formula 1 3D, developed by Simulmondo in 1990 for the Atari ST, Amiga, PC and Commodore 64 home computers.[4]

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