Super Family Circuit (SFC)

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Super Family Circuit
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Platform: Super Famicom
Year: 1994
Developer: Game Studio
For other games in the series, see Family Circuit.

Super Family Circuit is the sequel to Family Circuit (FC) and it was the last in its series. The game was only created by four people. It was designed by Masanobu Endoh, programmed by Kazuo "Cross" Kurosu with graphics by Yuri Mitobe and music by Nobuyuki Ohnogi.

Like its predecessor, Super Family Circuit is an overhead racing game. The game is pretty complex for its time, allowing the player to customize just about all aspects for their car. The player can select from five different cars. The player can adjust the color of their car, the tires, the engine, etc. Not many games had this many customization options.

Screenshots

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The intro cutscene.

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The title screen.

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Two pretty girls asking me to select my mode.

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Entering my name.

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Racing in the first track.

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Beating the first race.

Music

The music in Super Family Circuit is ported from its prequel. Most of it, anyway. The title theme, menu theme, and end-of-race themes are all there, but the staff roll music is missing from the Famicom version since the credits appear at the title screen and the in-game song is totally different. The game offers five fun little tunes. The music was composed by Nobuyuki Ohnogi. You may not know about him, but if you've played any of the Namco arcades, you've most likely heard his music. Unfortunately, this was Nobuyuki's departure from video game development, as he hasn't been credited in a game since. Nobuyuki wrote the music in hexadecimal notation into Junko Ozawa's sound driver.

Recording

# Title Composer Length Listen Download
01 Title Nobuyuki Ohnogi 1:18
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02 Mode Select Nobuyuki Ohnogi 1:21
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03 Main Theme Nobuyuki Ohnogi 3:03
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04 Results Nobuyuki Ohnogi 0:55
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05 Victory Nobuyuki Ohnogi 0:55
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Credits

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Interestingly, unlike the other games in the series, this game shows the credits on the title screen, rather than requiring you to beat it. Beating the last championship rewards the player with only a congratulatory screen, but no additional credits.

Game Rip

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This rip is missing songs.

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Format

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The music was dumped during gameplay and recorded using DeliPlayer.

Audio Devices

The game uses the S-SMP of the SNES. It uses a custom sound driver not used in any other game.

Releases

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Super Family Circuit - SFC.jpg
Title: スーパーファミリーサーキット (Super Family Circuit)
Platform: Super Famicom
Released: 1994-10-21
Publisher: Namcot, Ltd.

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