Power Drift

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Power Drift
Publisher: Asmik
Publisher(s) of original games: Sega
Developer(s) of original games: Sega
System(s): PC Engine
Original system(s): Arcade boards
Genre: Racing

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
PC Engine
¥6,900 AS02002


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Power Drift (パワードリフト) is a racing game that was originally released in arcades in 1988. With it's selectable, goofy characters that are visible during the race, it's a precursor to games like Mario Kart. The game is notable for having courses with a lot of vertical movement, something both unusual in arcades in 1988 and on the PC Engine in 1990.

Production credits

Power Drift Staff
Conversion To PC-Engine
  • Programmimg: Ishikawa, Kudo Johnny B.Good Eiji
  • Music: DON
  • Graphics: Metali Kawachi
  • Test play: Push Pop Masa, Ontakesan, George, Andlle Kazama
  • Special Thanks: C.S. All Stars
  • Music Programming: Ishikawa
  • System Creator: Eiji Kudo, Ishikawa
  • Special Advisor: Hiroshi Okamoto, Kazuyuki Takasaki
  • Tools: TRR Team
  • Data Organization: Baja Baja Kudo
  • Visual Sketch: Metali Kawachi
  • Music Direction: Bakabon Papa
  • Graphics Direction: Zepher
  • Program Direction: Kyusyu Danji
  • Coordinator: Push Pop Masa
  • Producer: Kazuyuki Takasaki
  • Director: O-Boss Y.
  • Support: Nanchan, Mariko Koizumi, Michiyo Sugawara, Gim Keiko
  • Jammer: Meko Saitou, Kaeru Sakurai, Yuco Matui, Hokken Katsu, Takion, Nari Ozzy
  • Ochakumi: Jyoshidaisei Yuriko, Nari Ozzy, Naaa Kaaa Jieee
  • Executive Director: Toshiyuki Futamura
  • Executive Producer: Takahiro Minami
Source: In-game credits (JP)

Magazine articles

Main article: Power Drift/Magazine articles.

Physical scans


PC Engine, JP
Power Drift PCE HuCard JP Back.jpgPower Drift PCE HuCard JP Spine.jpgPowerDrift PCE JP Box Front.jpg

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
PC Engine
CRC32 25E0F6E9
SHA-1 1FFE1111A570B0CCA256A356965FD6CDF7BCF2E9
524,288 Card (JP)
PC Engine
CRC32 99E6D988
MD5 31E99416CECB9D0CEE4C96604EA86045
SHA-1 D5277A014B98D93ABD29B35EAFDF1A8EE28A1FF8
524,288 Card (JP) Alt


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