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Rad Racer NES Video Game

Free Online Web Browser NES Game Play. This NES emulator supports mobile touch devices (i.e Iphone). Complete instructions and keyboard controls towards bottom of the page.

Click ‘Enter’ Key to Start Game. Main keyboard buttons are X and Z.

Click Game Window Size Button to Zoom Game Size between default, 1.5X and 2X

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Keyboard Controls
Gamepad Button Player 1
Left Left Arrow
Right Right Arrow
Up Up Arrow
Down Down Arrow
Start/Pause Enter
Select Ctrl

Click on the game window and hit the ENTER key to start the game (you might have to hit start twice) . On a computer you can click the Game Window Size button to rotate between default, 1.5X and 2.X game window size. On mobile phones and Iphone use the gameplay control buttons shown on your screen (only on mobile) to play and start the game. If you grew up in the 80's you shouldn't need additional gameplay instructions. If you really need help or instructions playing this game, we have the The Official Nintendo Player’s Guide from 1987 to help you out.


Rad Racer(tm)

Instruction Booklet

Sports Series


Thank you for selecting the Nintendo Entertainment System(r) Rad Racer(tm) Pak

Object of the game/game description

As the last traces of color leave the sky you're hanging out by your new 
wheels, anxious for the race to start. Transamerica - from the West Coast to
the East Coast. Okay. It's time. You jump into the driver's seat, feeling the
awesome power beneath you. Stepping through the gears, the cars around you 
fade into tiny specks in the rear view mirror.

Look out! You're on top of a hairpin curve. Whoa. The tires screech and your
heart hits your rib cage, but you make it, laughing. There's only a few more 
of these 'till you reach the plains.

Then it happens. Another curve hits you in the face. It's too fast. You 
struggle for the shoulder, but the next thing you know you're catapulting 
through the air - almost weightless - until your body tears up against the 
seat belt. Then. All is still.

Not a scratch on you. And the protective ceramic overcoating on your car did
the trick - no major damage. You let out a scream, turn the car around, and
hit it. There's still time. But you've got to be cool. Alert. You're headed
straight for the coast and those glorious checkered flags. Defying the odds


Names of controller parts and operating instructions

Controller 1 - Used for all games
Controller 2 - Not used

A button: Accelerate
This button increases the speed of your car.

B button: Brake
This button decreases the speed of your car.

Control Pad

Up: Used to cut in the turbo. When you exceed 100 km/h and press this, the car
will accelerate beyond its normal speed.
Left/Right: Used to control your car.
Down: Used for background music selection. Four different variations can be
selected: one of three melodies, or no melody. It can also be changed mid-game.

SELECT button
At start of game... This button is used to select the type of car (328 Twin
Turbo or F1 Machine).

In mid-game... This button is used to change the screen mode.

* The screen is normally in the regular play mode, but when you use the red/
blue 3-D glasses provided and press this button, it changes to the red/blue
3-D play mode. Pressing the button again changes it back to the regular play

START button
This button is used to start a game. You can continue your last game by
pressing the START button while pressing the A button

If you wish to interrupt play in the middle of a game, press the START button.
The pause tone will sound, and the game will stop. Press the START button 
again when you wish to continue playing. The game will continue from where you
left off.


How to play

Screen Layout [left to right..]

Remaining time (When you pass the checkered flag, additional time is added.)
Distance covered (S=Start, G=Goal)

Winning Strategies
* Familiarize yourself with each road course.
* Never forget the limits of your car.
* Don't fail to notice the "Curve" signs.
* Competitors can become allies, depending on your technique.
* Be prepared for any kind of accident.


* Turbo
  When the speedometer tops 100 km/h, the powerful turbo increases acceleration.

* Slipstream
  This is an effective way to protect your car from being attacked by a
  competitor by aligning it exactly behind his car.

* Out/In/Out
  This technique lets you take corners at faster speeds by driving first on
  the outer edge, then cutting in straight across the inner edge, and finally
  returning to the outer edge.

* Touch and Turn
  With this highly advanced technique, you hit a competitor's car, get flipped
  and thrown in the air, and use this to your advantage.


Stages and Characters

Stage 1
* You drive from midday to twilight to dawn, under a vividly changing sky.
* A VW bug enters the course.

Stage 2
* This is a night drive towards the night skyline of San Francisco.
* A Corvette enters the course.

Stage 3
* You maneuver through a stretch of majestic, rocky mountains.
* A Citroen enters the course.

Stage 4
* The course is space-warped to Athens, with its famous white temples.
* A Mercedes-Benz enters the course.

Stage 5
* You race under a night sky towards skyscrapers.
* A Lamborghini enters the course.

Stage 6 
* This stretch runs through the Rocky Mountains.
* A Lotus enters the course.

Stage 7
* You drive carefully through quickly changing weather conditions.
* A Porsche enters the course.

Stage 8
* The race concludes with a special course at dawn along a coastal highway.
* A Testarossa enters the course.


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