Rad Racer (NES)

Rad Racer (NES)
DeveloperSquare
PublisherNintendo
GenreRacing
ReleasedAugust 1987
Title Screenhot
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Achievements

There are 20 achievements worth 246 (1513) points.
Authors: Keltron3030 (12), JonnyRetro (8)

Clear the 1st Course - Sunset Coast
679 (397) of 850
(79.88%) players
Clear the 2nd Course - San Francisco Highway
416 (247) of 850
(48.94%) players
Clear the 3rd Course - Grand Canyon
300 (179) of 850
(35.29%) players
Clear the 4th Course - Athens
224 (128) of 850
(26.35%) players
Clear the 5th Course - Los Angeles Night Way
171 (95) of 850
(20.12%) players
Clear the 6th Course - Snow White Line
145 (77) of 850
(17.06%) players
Clear the 7th Course - Seaway In Typhoon
134 (70) of 850
(15.76%) players
Clear the 8th and Final Course - Last Seaside Running
110 (55) of 850
(12.94%) players
Complete course 1 without using the brakes
102 (73) of 850
(12.00%) players
Complete course 2 without turbo
127 (89) of 850
(14.94%) players
Complete course 3 without hitting the shoulder
49 (38) of 850
(5.76%) players
Complete course 4 without flipping the car
82 (51) of 850
(9.65%) players
Complete course 5 with at least 19 seconds remaining (from WR set on 2-22-18 by Kyle Nelson)
47 (18) of 850
(5.53%) players
Complete a course with the F1 Machine
210 (143) of 850
(24.71%) players
Complete a course on 3D mode
112 (87) of 850
(13.18%) players
Reach checkpoint when the music's over
414 (258) of 850
(48.71%) players
Maintain 255 KM-H for 14 seconds
154 (91) of 850
(18.12%) players
An epic crash with another vehicle that flips your car
193 (100) of 850
(22.71%) players
While maintaining top speed listen to all 3 radio stations for at least 4 seconds each
40 (33) of 850
(4.71%) players
Beat all 8 courses to win the game(no losses)
52 (15) of 850
(6.12%) players
Recent Players:
UserWhenActivity
Qubica2023-01-28 18:53:41Racing in Sunset Coastline at 255 km/h and 34 seconds remaining.
Ragevine2023-01-27 21:12:25Racing in Grand Canyon at 147 km/h and 23 seconds remaining.
NYCEpopo2023-01-22 12:19:32▌▌Racing in Snow White Line at 0 km/h and 19 seconds remaining.
derpyder2023-01-05 05:36:05Racing in Sunset Coastline at 195 km/h and 23 seconds remaining.
gpowtlaw2022-11-22 07:03:35▌▌Racing in San Fransisco Highway at 75 km/h and 26 seconds remaining.
TStodden2022-10-28 04:59:28Racing in Sunset Coastline at 161 km/h and 3 seconds remaining.
Recent comments: (All 26)
JonnyRetro 10 Aug 2015 23:10
http://retroachievements.org/viewtopic.php?t=2170&c=11403
AndreSeixasR 26 Jun 2016 15:47
Only the first one worked.... The others are not poping up... :-(
LiveFastCyYoung 2 Nov 2017 23:02
These definitely work. Good set.
CoolCanuck 21 Sep 2018 02:59
Rad
Keltron3030 24 Sep 2018 13:00
All courses now have time trial leaderboards. Throw down some rad times!
Keltron3030 27 Mar 2019 03:25
It should be mentioned that the game offers a level select code which is acceptable to use for any of the achievements; however, it will not allow you to unlock "A Truly Rad Racer".
Keltron3030 27 Mar 2019 03:26
Level select feature: Once you select your vehicle, press the B button X-1 times (X = Track Number). Then, hold Up and Right and press Start.
Benwah 18 Dec 2020 16:49
I got an inaccurate time on Sunset Coast. There's no way I beat it in 2:35.
Keltron3030 18 Dec 2020 16:59
Could you let me know what ROM version you're using?
Benwah 18 Dec 2020 17:01
That I'm not sure of. It's labelled Rad Racer 1 (USA)
Benwah 18 Dec 2020 17:05
I sent a ticket for the first course achievement.
InsidiouSin 13 Jan 2021 04:21
What has happened to the course times? I want to call shenanigans.
Keltron3030 13 Jan 2021 04:30
Yeah, things look strange since 2021... I'll investigate.
Keltron3030 13 Jan 2021 05:08
Alright, I sorted out the bug and removed the errored scores.
InsidiouSin 13 Jan 2021 05:21
Wow, thank you! One of my childhood favorite games!
Keltron3030 13 Jan 2021 05:22
Same
Enagonius 20 Apr 2022 06:02
I need help with the High Speed Collisiion achievement. How do you get this? Even running at 255 MPH and hitting the back of the slow cars (the ones that come at you faster) I can't crash. Any tips on it? Any stages I should be more aware of the possibility?
SpaceKatdet 1 Jun 2022 16:14
It has to be really slow cars, especially start showing up in stage 5 where you'll see them and then you pass them in all of about a second. They're going so much slower that if you slam into the back of them, it acts as hitting something and flipping your car.

Hope this helps?
tyro200 8 Aug 2022 20:44
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tyro200 8 Aug 2022 20:44
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Achievement Distribution

High Scores

#UserMastered
13RockEight RockEight2022-04-19 08:18
12Pixelach Pixelach2021-08-20 21:08
11mike50900 mike509002021-07-24 23:14
10emilio1555 emilio15552021-06-13 16:45
9Jakalope Jakalope2021-05-16 11:12
8superd46 superd462021-03-05 21:04
7SeveredDream SeveredDream2020-06-15 20:27
6Wendigo Wendigo2020-01-06 03:32
5AlluminumMallard AlluminumMallard2019-12-13 07:30
4Samson Samson2019-11-16 08:15

Leaderboards

Highest Final Score
superd46 superd46066686
Fastest Finish Time on Course 1
Flufferkrush339 Flufferkrush33902:27.03
Fastest Finish Time on Course 2
Flufferkrush339 Flufferkrush33902:18.63
Fastest Finish Time on Course 3
emilio1555 emilio155502:53.96
Fastest Finish Time on Course 4
RomaKiev RomaKiev03:01.65
Fastest Finish Time on Course 5
satanenko satanenko02:12.51
Fastest Finish Time on Course 6
RomaKiev RomaKiev02:45.15
Fastest Finish Time on Course 7
LordArchantos LordArchantos03:03.26
Fastest Finish Time on Course 8
superd46 superd4603:06.03