Ridge Racer

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Ridge Racer is an arcade racer that puts the emphasis on speed and fun rather than on realistic driving simulation. Choose from 4 fantasy cars (plus 9 more that you must unlock yourself) and go race in a series of equally fantastical tracks against a series of computer controlled oponents as well as the clock itself.

Other additions to the game come in the form of a hidden "extra" mode, and a music player that allows you to play any of the 6 included cd tracks as well as your own music cds.


  • リッジレーサー - Japanese spelling
  • 山脊赛车 - Chinese spelling (simplified)

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Credits (Arcade version)

US Product Manager



1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of Ridge Racer appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Bonus Game

It's possible to play a Galaxian variant in the game's pre-loader. When successfully having destroyed all the Galaxians, 8 extra vehicles will be available to drive in Ridge Racer.

Game Code

The entire game code is about 4 MB (music not included). It's possible to play the game without the music. When the game has been loaded, remove the disc from the PlayStation and play the entire game without the disc.

Product Code

Ridge Racer (Japanese release) has the distinction of having the first Sony games Part Number: SLPS-00001.

References to the Game

This game is referenced in the Eiffel 65 song, My Console.


  • Game Informer Magazine
    • August 2001 (Issue 100) - #51 in the "Top 100 Games of All Time" poll

Information also contributed by BurningStickMan, Goteki45 and PCGamer77.

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Ridge Racer DS
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Ridge Racer 64
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Ridge Racer 2
Released 1994 on Arcade
Ridge Racer Revolution
Released 1995 on PlayStation
Ridge Racer V
Released 2000 on PlayStation 2, 2001 on Arcade
Crazy Frog Racer
Released 2005 on Windows, PlayStation 2

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  • MobyGames ID: 6348


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Zovni.

Arcade added by chirinea.

Additional contributors: Unicorn Lynx, J. Michael Bottorff, Eric Smith, DreinIX, Patrick Bregger, FatherJack.

Last modified February 22nd, 2023.