Final Lap


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Final Lap (????????, Fainaru Rappu) is a racing video game developed by Namco and released in Japan in 1987. Atari Games published the game in the United States in 1988. It was the first game to run on Namco's then new System 2 hardware and is a direct successor to Namco's Pole Position (1982) and Pole Position II (1983). A port for the Nintendo Famicom was developed by Arc System Works. Final Lap was the first racing game to allow up to eight players to simultaneously race on the Suzuka Circuit, in a Formula One race. This was, at the time, considered a revolutionary feature and was implemented by linking together up to four two-player sitdown-style arcade cabinets. It was also arguably the first racing game to implement "rubber banding" to ensure that less talented players were never too far behind the leader. There was also a single player mode, in which the player's score was based on how far the car travelled until time ran out or if the player completed four laps (on default settings; the arcade operator can set the lap number to be as low as three or as high as six).



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