Zippy Race

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Zippy Race
Developer Sega
Publisher Sega
Platform(s) SG-1000
Release date Japan March 1984 (cart)
Japan 1985 (My Card)
RPC 198?
Genre Racing
Mode(s) 1 player
SG-1000 / SC-3000:
ROM Cartridge
Sega My Card

Zippy Race is a racing game, originally developed and published by Irem in 1983 for Arcade machines. It was released in Western territories as Traverse USA or MotoRace USA. In this game, players drive their motorcycle in a race all across the United States, by avoiding cars and multiple hazards on streets and deserts. Each hit in something else makes the player lose a fraction of gas, which can be collected randomly around the roads. If the motorcycle runs out of gas, it is Game Over.

Sega brought Zippy Race to SG-1000 in 1984, only for Japan. While it was first released in the traditional cartridge format, it was later re-released in My Card format, making it one of the fewest games to be available in both formats. Aaronix also brought it to Taiwan at some point in the '80s.

A more competent port of the game was been ported years later on Irem Arcade Classics for Sega Saturn by I'MAX. This version includes an arranged soundtrack as well.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ジッピーレース
Zippii Reesu
Zippy Race
Chinese (Traditional) 摩托車遊美國
Mótuō chē yóu měiguó
Bike Tour USA
Name used in the Taiwanese release of the game.
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