City Connection (1985)
City Connection (シティコネクション, Shiti Konekushon) is an arcade game developed and published in 1985. It was licensed to Kitcorp as Cruisin'.
City Connection is a platform game in which the player controls a car that can never be stopped. It can only 180° handbrake turn or jump (normal jump or high jump). The object of the game is to drive through a series of cities, avoiding obstacles and painting every part of the roads. City Connection was remarkable for its time as each location had its own background and music which was a variation on the main theme of the game. There are twelve locations: Manhattan, the Grand Canyon, Easter Island, Paris, Neuschwanstein Castle, London, Sydney, Egyptian temples, and cities in India, Holland, China and Japan.
The game was ported to the MSX, ZX Spectrum and Nintendo Entertainment System. The game has a sequel available on cellphones exclusively in Japan titled as City Connection Rocket (シティコネクション・ロケット).