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Rad Racer (NES)

Developer:Square
Publisher:Nintendo
Genre:Racing
First released:August 1987
Title ScreenhotIn-game Screenshot

Achievements

There are 20 achievements worth 246 (982) points.
Authors: Keltron3030 (12), JonnyRetro (8).

 
What a Breeze!
 
won by 491 (295) of 642 (76.48%)
(5)
Clear the 1st Course - Sunset Coast
The City That Knows How
 
won by 293 (186) of 642 (45.64%)
(6)
Clear the 2nd Course - San Francisco Highway
Grand Canyon
 
won by 212 (134) of 642 (33.02%)
(14)
Clear the 3rd Course - Grand Canyon
It's all Greek to me!
 
won by 158 (99) of 642 (24.61%)
(17)
Clear the 4th Course - Athens
The City of Angels
 
won by 125 (79) of 642 (19.47%)
(20)
Clear the 5th Course - Los Angeles Night Way
Icy Rubber
 
won by 110 (70) of 642 (17.13%)
(22)
Clear the 6th Course - Snow White Line
Outrun?!
 
won by 100 (64) of 642 (15.58%)
(24)
Clear the 7th Course - Seaway In Typhoon
The Final Stretch
 
won by 79 (52) of 642 (12.31%)
(70)
Clear the 8th and Final Course - Last Seaside Running
Brakes are for Losers
 
won by 68 (54) of 642 (10.59%)
(34)
Complete course 1 without using the brakes
Turbo Lag
 
won by 78 (59) of 642 (12.15%)
(31)
Complete course 2 without turbo
Stayin' in the Lanes
 
won by 33 (31) of 642 (5.14%)
(62)
Complete course 3 without hitting the shoulder
Keep it on 4 Wheels
 
won by 46 (38) of 642 (7.17%)
(46)
Complete course 4 without flipping the car
L.A. Nightway Speed Run
 
won by 28 (17) of 642 (4.36%)
(163)
Complete course 5 with at least 19 seconds remaining (from WR set on 2-22-18 by Kyle Nelson)
Formula 1 Racer
 
won by 142 (103) of 642 (22.12%)
(10)
Complete a course with the F1 Machine
You Need Glasses!
 
won by 79 (67) of 642 (12.31%)
(30)
Complete a course on 3D mode
Runnin' on Fumes
 
won by 261 (165) of 642 (40.65%)
(13)
Reach checkpoint when the music's over
Speedy Gonzales 2.0
 
won by 96 (63) of 642 (14.95%)
(25)
Maintain 255 KM-H for 14 seconds
High Speed Collision
 
won by 117 (67) of 642 (18.22%)
(2)
An epic crash with another vehicle that flips your car
Distracted Driving
 
won by 30 (27) of 642 (4.67%)
(69)
While maintaining top speed listen to all 3 radio stations for at least 4 seconds each
A Truly Rad Racer
 
won by 29 (15) of 642 (4.52%)
(319)
Beat all 8 courses to win the game(no losses)
💬Official forum topic

Recent comment(s):
10 Aug 2015
21:14
I'll check them out.. thanks :)
10 Aug 2015
22:15
Ahah great ! I will play them ! :)
10 Aug 2015
22:48
Good luck! ;)
10 Aug 2015
23:09
Just a heads up.. the official link to the forum topic is BROKEN! All posts get deleted automatically. I made a new one here:
10 Aug 2015
23:10
http://retroachievements.org/viewtopic.php?t=2170&c=11403
26 Jun 2016
15:47
Only the first one worked.... The others are not poping up... :-(
2 Nov 2017
23:02
These definitely work. Good set.
21 Sep 2018
2:59
Rad
24 Sep 2018
13:00
All courses now have time trial leaderboards. Throw down some rad times!
27 Mar 2019
3:25
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".
27 Mar 2019
3:26
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.
18 Dec 2020
16:49
I got an inaccurate time on Sunset Coast. There's no way I beat it in 2:35.
18 Dec 2020
16:59
Could you let me know what ROM version you're using?
18 Dec 2020
17:01
That I'm not sure of. It's labelled Rad Racer 1 (USA)
18 Dec 2020
17:05
I sent a ticket for the first course achievement.
13 Jan 2021
4:21
What has happened to the course times? I want to call shenanigans.
13 Jan 2021
4:30
Yeah, things look strange since 2021... I'll investigate.
13 Jan 2021
5:08
Alright, I sorted out the bug and removed the errored scores.
13 Jan 2021
5:21
Wow, thank you! One of my childhood favorite games!
13 Jan 2021
5:22
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Achievement Distribution

High Scores

PosUserMastery Date
1Pixelach2021-08-20 21:08:01
2mike509002021-07-24 23:14:16
3emilio15552021-06-13 16:45:02
4Jakalope2021-05-16 11:12:25
5superd462021-03-05 21:04:51
6SeveredDream2020-06-15 20:27:37
7mikeisafighter2020-06-14 01:01:40
8Wendigo2020-01-06 03:32:38
9AlluminumMallard2019-12-13 07:30:18
10Samson2019-11-16 08:15:07

Leaderboards

Highest Final Score
superd4666686
Fastest Finish Time on Course 1
mike509000:02:39.86
Fastest Finish Time on Course 2
mike509000:02:54.48
Fastest Finish Time on Course 3
emilio15550:02:53.96
Fastest Finish Time on Course 4
RomaKiev0:03:01.65
Fastest Finish Time on Course 5
RomaKiev0:02:52.55
Fastest Finish Time on Course 6
RomaKiev0:02:45.15
Fastest Finish Time on Course 7
LordArchantos0:03:03.26
Fastest Finish Time on Course 8
superd460:03:06.03