Thrash Rally

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Thrash Rally
Thrash Rally arcade flyer.jpg
Developer(s) Alpha Denshi
Publisher(s) Alpha Denshi
Neo Geo CD
Director(s) Kazushige Hakamata
Designer(s) Hideyuki Yamada
Mitsunari Ishida
Programmer(s) Osamu Iijima
Teruaki Shirasawa
Toshiaki Naemura
Artist(s) Yoshiaki Ono
Composer(s) Hideki Yamamoto
Hiroaki Shimizu
Platform(s)
Release
  • Arcade
    • WW: 8 November 1991
    Neo Geo AES
    • JP: 20 December 1991
    • NA: 20 December 1991
    • EU: 20 December 1991
    Neo Geo CD
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer (up to four players via link-up)
Arcade system Neo Geo MVS

Thrash Rally [lower-alpha 1] [lower-alpha 2] is a top-down perspective rally racing video game developed by ADK and released by SNK Corporation for the Neo Geo system. It was released by SNK on December 20, 1991 and would be followed by an spiritual successor in 1996, Over Top . [1] [2]

Contents

Gameplay

Gameplay screenshot. NEOGEO Thrash Rally (Rally Chase).png
Gameplay screenshot.

Players begin by choosing a vehicle based on handling, acceleration, and overall speed. The game is played from an overview perspective with the camera focused on the players car at all times. The races take place from the 1992 World Rally Championship and the 1992 Paris–Cape Town Dakar Rally with a variety of terrain.

Cars in Thrash Rally
Name (Japan version)Name (export version)Real-life equivalentTournament of origin
Lancian DeletaBlaster LX Lancia Delta HF integrale 16v World Rally Championship
Toyot GT-FourLand Crusher Toyota Celica GT-Four ST165 World Rally Championship
Nissun GTI-RWarp ATV Nissan Pulsar GTI-R World Rally Championship, Japanese Rally Championship
Citraen ZXTurbo GT Citroën ZX Rallye-Raid Dakar Rally
MitsuboshiThunderjet Mitsubishi Pajero Dakar Rally
Parsche 911OD 6000X Dakar Porsche 911 4x4 (Porsche 953) Dakar Rally
Offroad BikeOffroad Bike Yamaha YZE750T Super Ténéré Dakar Rally
Sand BuggySand Buggy Dune buggy Dakar Rally
CamionCamion Tatra 815 Dakar Rally
Stages in Thrash Rally
World Championship Mode
Stage 1 - Monte Carlo Rally, Monaco
Stage 2 - Safari Rally, Kenya
Stage 3 - Acropolis Rally, Greece
Stage 4 - 1000 Lakes Rally, Finland
Stage 5 - RAC Rally, United Kingdom
Stage 6 (Special) - 1992 Paris–Cape Town Dakar Rally, France to South Africa

The sixth stage will appear and be playable for the first-place winner from the five stages only.

Dakar Paris–The Cape Mode
1992 Paris–Cape Town Dakar Rally, France to South Africa

The Offroad Bike, the Sand Buggy, and the Camion are available in this mode.

Reception

In Japan, Game Machine listed Thrash Rally on their December 15, 1991 issue as being the sixteenth most-successful popular arcade game at the time. [19] On release, [20] Next Generation reviewed the Neo-Geo version of the game, rating it one star out of five, and stated that "For mindless fun, Rally Chase comes in at about average." [7] Famicom Tsūshin scored the Neo Geo version a 22 out of 40. [5] Setsu of French magazine HardCore Gamers drew comparison with Micro Machines . [21]

Arrival On Switch

On 11/1/2018, it was announced that Thrash Rally would be coming to the Nintendo Switch as a part of the Neo Geo series of games released by Hamster.

Notes

  1. Japanese: スラッシュ・ラリー, Hepburn: Surasshu Rarī
  2. Also known as Rally Chase (Japanese: ラリー チェイス, Hepburn: Rarī Cheisu) in Japan on the Neo Geo CD.

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