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[[File:Final_Lap_arcade_flyer.jpg|thumb|Arcade flyer for
 
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"Final Lap"]]
 
"Final Lap"]]
{{Nihongo|'''''Final Lap'''''|ファイナルラップ|Fainaru Rappu}} is a racing arcade game released in Japan by Namco, then to Atari for U.S manufacturing in 1987. It is the first game to use Namco's System 2 hardware, and is the successor to Pole Position and Pole Position II (1982-1983). Final Lap was the first eight-player racing game of it's time and featured the real-life Suzuka Circuit.
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'''''Final Lap''''' (ファイナルラップ, Fainaru Rappu) is a racing arcade game released in Japan by Namco, then to Atari for U.S manufacturing in 1987. It is the first game to use Namco's System 2 hardware, and is the successor to Pole Position and Pole Position II (1982-1983).
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Final Lap was the first eight-player racing game of it's time and featured the real-life Suzuka Circuit (which would also appear in ''this'' game's successor, ''Suzuka 8 Hours'')
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[[File:250px-FinalLap.png|thumb|Final Lap gameplay]]
   
 
==Gameplay==
 
==Gameplay==
   
Gameplay is very much exact to Pole Position and it's sequel: up to eight players control a race car in the Formula One race in the Suzuka Circuit. The player can choose Formula One cars Williams-Honda, Lotus-Honda, McLaren-Porsche, or March-Cosworth. The game's circuit is greatly shortend: only taking 40 seconds to complete a lap.
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Gameplay is very much exact to Pole Position and it's sequel: up to eight players control a race car in the Formula One race in the Suzuka Circuit. The player can choose Formula One cars Williams-Honda, Lotus-Honda, McLaren-Porsche, or March-Cosworth. The game's circuit is greatly shortend: only taking 40 seconds to complete a lap.
   
 
==Final Lap 2==
 
==Final Lap 2==
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==Sequels==
 
==Sequels==
* ''Final Lap Twin'' (1989)
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Final Lap (Famicom): 1988
* ''Final Lap 2'' (1990)
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Final Lap 2: 1990
* ''Final Lap 3'' (1992)
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Final Lap 3: 1992
* ''Final Lap R'' (1993)
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Final Lap R: 1993
* ''Final Lap 2000'' (2000)
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Final Lap Twin: 1989
* ''Final Lap Special'' (2001)
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Final Lap 2000: ????
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Final Lap Special: ????
 
[[Category:Arcade games]]
 
[[Category:Arcade games]]
[[Category:1987 games]]
 
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