You start off in the staging area, with a traffic light on each side of you. Wait for the light to go from red to yellow to green, and smash the throttle. Hit the throttle too early, and you'll get a false start and have to begin again. It's a manual transmission, so don't forget to shift by pushing the joystick left - if you bury the tachometer in the red you'll blow your engine. Just like Dragster, keep pushing left to switch gears, there are 5 in all. The gear you are currently in is displayed on the top of the screen, along with your current elapsed time. Try to keep the revs as close to or just barely into the red zone of the tachomter to get the best times. Once you've finished the race, push down on the joystick to start over and re-enter the staging area.
If you do nothing, you'll reach the end of the drag strip in 15.99 seconds, and the race will end. If you have a false start or blow your engine, push down on the joystick to start over.
Also, there is no title screen, so the staging light starts the countdown to green as soon as you start the game. Hit reset to start the countdown over when you're on that screen. The screenshots below are several shots pasted together due to flicker. There are 7 sprites on the screen during the race, so the code quickly switches between several to get them all turned on at the same time. I wish I had more, even 7 didn't let me put everything on the screen that I wanted to.
Edited by Atarius Maximus, Mon Apr 23, 2007 2:44 PM.