Atari Arcadespiele: Night Driver

Veröffentlicht Oktober 1976 (Upright)
April 1977 (Sitdown)
Publisher Atari, Inc.
Entwickler Atari, Inc.
Programmierer David Shepperd
Ingenieure Ron Milner
Steve Mayer
Terry Fowler
Genre Rennspiel
Steuerung Lenkrad, Schalthebel (4 Positionen), Pedal
Spieler 1–2 (abwechselnd)
Prozessor MOS 6502, 1,008 MHz
Audio Mono
Logikschaltung, 1,008 MHz
Video 23″ Rasterbildschirm, horizontal
Auflösung 256×256
2 Farben
Bauformen Upright
Abmessungen H×B×T Upright: 182,88 × 64,14 × 73,66 cm

Sitdown: 139 × 76 × 170 cm
Gewicht 128 kg
Produktion 2100 Geräte
Wertung KLOV/IAM 4.88/5

Atari Night Driver
Beschreibung / Werbetext (englisch)
Another Atari First! Racing action at night.
Now from the Atari stable of hich profit-scoring racing machines comes the first game to offer players the excitement of night racing.
New Night Driver places the driver in the cockpit of his own Sebring type racer.
Players select one of 3 tracks, press the accelerator and roar into the night.
The monitor displays a twisting, curving, road ahead. The harder the acceleration, the faster the track comes at the player.
Screeching tires around curves, crashes against road barriers, the whine of changing gears add to the fantastic realism.
Three different tracks.
Players can select "Novice", "Pro" or "Expert" tracks based on the degree of skill neede – keeps players coming back to try again and again.
Players can compete with themselves or other players for highest top speed and number of points (based on "distance" traveled.)
New Operator options.
Extended play bonus.
Extended play can be awarded when driver scores 350 points (Operator sets difficulty.)
Game time. Can be adhusted to 50, 75, 100 or 125 seconds.
New Tracks! To keep Night Driver always a fresh challenge, a switch is provided inside that lets you change to a different set of 3 courses.
New "Blacklight" graphics.
The ultimate in realistic nighttime simulation. A unique ultraviolet light illuminates car on screen and instructions on the monitor bezel.
Less time in the Pits.
Endurance comes standard. Exclusive Durastress™ tested solid state reliability, rugged construction, and all metal foot pedals means your crew can sit back and watch the earnings grow with each mile without hassles. And Instapart™ 24-hour parts turnaround delivers spares anywhere, anytime.
Exclusive self-test program is built in. The program allows testing of all switches including gas pedal and gear shift. Checks all microprocessor and memory functions. It also reads out game option switch positions on the computer board.
Night Driver war das erste Arcadespiel, welches nach der Übernahme Ataris durch Warner Communications erschien.
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