Getting Good: Ace Driver

Published December 22, 2018 Leave a Comment

It’s that time of the month again where we take one old-school arcade game and show you the ropes on how to beat it and get the best high scores!

This time, we’ll be focusing on Ace Driver, a Formula One racing game produced by Namco in 1994. At its peak, this game was very famous, winning the Best Coin-Op Game of the 76th Annual IAAPA Show, as well as spawning two sequels in the same series. Ace Driver plays just like any arcade driving game does, with the player sitting down in the driver’s seat and steering their vehicle with the wheel. The Formula One style play is reminiscent of Namco’s beloved classic Pole Position, but in Ace Driver you get everything in glorious 3D. Besides the standard gas pedal, players also had a brake pedal and a clutch pedal. Depending on the type of transmission that they selected, the players would need to interact with the latter shifting gears as the situation demanded.

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