Official Title  Irem Arcade Classics
Common Title  Irem Arcade Classics
Serial Number(s)  SLPS-00341
Region  NTSC-J
Genre / Style  Action  / Beat'em up / Football / Racing

Developer  Irem.
Publisher  I'Max.
Date Released  26 July 1996
Disc Number &
Printed Serial Number

Serial Number In Disc SLPS-00341
Media Disc ID N / A
Number Of Tracks 1
( 1 Data Track )
Approx. Image Size
( Image Format Used )
98'1 MB
( .bin / .cue )
Approx.Size On Disc MB
Approx. Archive Size
( Archive Type Used )
61'7 MB
( 1 RAR File with
2% Recovery )
Barcode Number(s)
( UPC / EAN )

From the back cover.
  •  4988762080101  - 


Menus and gameplay are in Japanese.

A very hard-to-find collection of retro arcade titles, Irem Arcade Classics brings three cult coin-op favorites to the PlayStation (also released in Sega Saturn):

- 10-YARD FIGHT: 10-Yard Fight is a 1983 American football arcade game that was developed and published in Japan by Irem and published in the United States by Taito and in Europe by Electrocoin. It is the first slightly realistic American football video game ever developed and released.

The game is viewed in a top-down perspective and is vertical scrolling. The player does not select plays for either offense or defense. On offense, the player simply receives the ball upon the snap and either attempt to run with the quarterback, toss the ball to one of two running backs, or throw the ball to the one long distance receiver - basically the option offense. On defense, the player chooses one of two players to control, and the computer manipulates the others. The ball can also be punted or a field goal can be attempted.

10-Yard Fight has four levels of difficulty; from easiest to most difficult: high school, college, professional, playoff and Super Bowl. If the player wins both halves of an "accelerated real time" 30-minute half at an easier level, the player advanced to the next level of difficulty.

- ZIPPY RACE (better known to U.S. gamers as the motorbike racing game Motorace USA)MotoRace USA (also known as Traverse USA, in Japan as Zippy Race and in Spain as Mototour) is an arcade game released by Irem in 1983.

The game's main character is a racer who must travel on his motorbike from Los Angeles to New York while avoiding many cars who try to crash into the rider.

Interestingly, every level has two parts:
* The first part is an overhead game with the aforementioned gameplay. Cars overtaken during this part of the level cause the player's rank to increment by 1 per car. The current rank is shown in the bottom right hand corner of the game screen during each stage.
* The second part has the player watching the biker from behind his back. The player must try not to crash into the opposite cars while a background relative to the city he's travelling to is shown (i.e.: if the player is reaching Las Vegas, then a few casinos can be seen in the background). Oncoming cars passed do not increase the player's rank.

- KUNG-FU MASTER (also known as Spartan X): a martial-arts fighting game. Kung-Fu Master is a 1984 arcade game developed by the Japanese company Irem Corporation. It was manufactured under license in the United States by Data East. It was released in Japan as Spartan X (?????X) and credited "Paragon Films Ltd., Towa Promotion", who made the movie starring Jackie Chan called Spartan X (Wheels on Meals) upon which it was based. The game contains elements of Bruce Lee's Game of Death.

The player takes the role of Keiji Thomas, a man in a Keikogi and slippers. Thomas's girlfriend, Sylvia, has been kidnapped by "Mr. X", and Thomas must fight through five side-scrolling floors full of enemies to rescue her.

Brutally summarized as "rescue girlfriend hit people", the US and UK version opened with the clumsy phrase "Thomas and Sylvia were attacked by several unknown guys...."

In addition to a simple menu for picking which game to play, Irem Arcade Classics also features customization options for each game, ranging from background music (original or "arrangement"), scoring and difficulty levels, and whether or not a "continue" option is switched on for each game. (The only hitch is that Irem Arcade Classics has no memory card functionality, so there's no way for players to save their custom settings; worse yet, once one of the three games has been "booted," the PlayStation must be reset to get back to the main game menu.) It's an exceedingly rare import collection, even more scarce than Nichibutsu Arcade Classics or Namco Museum Encore, so video game collectors seeking Irem Arcade Classics better be ready to pony up serious cash to fuel their classic arcade jones.

  Manufacturer's description:

Irem arcade games 80's popular works completely portable to the Playstation. Punch and kick, and utilizing a jump action against "Spartan X", aimed at New York racing "Zippy Race", authentic "10-YARD FIGHT" one of the three recorded. Remember the excitement of the arcades.

  • Third person perspective.
  • 2D graphics
  • Cartoon graphics
  • Football, Racing & Martial Arts themes.
Number Of Players  1-2 Players
Number Of Memory Card Blocks  1 Block
Compatible Controllers Tested
( Official Gamepads Only )
 Standard Controller ( Digital Controller compatible only )
Compatible Light Guns
( Official Light Guns Only )
Other Compatible Controllers
( Official Controllers Only )
Special Controllers Included Or
Supported ( Official Only )
Vibration Function Compatible  No
Multi-Tap Function Compatible  No
Link Cable Function Compatibile  No
Emulator  ePSXe v.1.7.0
Video Plugin  Pete's OpenGL Driver v2.9 ( internal X & Internal Y= Very High, Stretching mode: Stretch to full window size, render Mode: 2 (Use framebuffer object) text filt = 2 FPS limit= 63, Compatibility=1,3,2; Shader effects= 1 (Fullscreen smoothin))
Audio Plugin  ePSXe SPU Core v.1.7.0
CD-ROM Plugin  ePSXe Cdrom plugin
Game Pad Plugin  N / A
Vibration Compatible  The game doesn't have it (Digital only).
Console Bios Used  SCPH7502

  NOTE:   This is not the only possible combination of plugins. There are others that will work (better or worse) for your particular hardware. We provide you with one working set-up so that you may get the game up and running, hassle-free. Testing other emulators/plugins is up to you.

  Move character:  D-Pad
  Kick:  Square or Circle Button
  Punch:  X or Triangle Button
  Options:  Triangle Button
  Insert coin:  Select Button
  Pause game:  Start Button

  Move character:  D-Pad
  Accelerate:  Square or Circle Button
  Brake:  X or Triangle Button
  Options:  Triangle Button
  Insert coin:  Select Button
  Pause game:  Start Button

  Move character:  D-Pad
  Pass:  Square or Circle Button
  Ask for ball:  X or Triangle Button
  Options:  Triangle Button
  Insert coin:  Select Button
  Pause game:  Start Button

  Kung-Fu Master\Unlimited Energy -  
8006695E 0280
  Kung-Fu Master\Unlimited Time -  
8005E250 1F1A
  Kung-Fu Master\Unlimited Lives -  
80066964 0003
  Zippy Race\Unlimited Fuel -  
80096644 3F2C
 - Jewel Case Covers
Dim. - 500 x 443 pix.
Res. - 300 dpi
File Size - 86 KB
Dim. - 500 x 443 pix.
Res. - 300 dpi
File Size - 98 KB
 - Disc Cover


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