Atari / Midway Arcadespiele:
Space Race / Asteroid

Veröffentlicht 16. Juli 1973
August 1973 (Fiberglas-Version, auf 50 Stück limitiert)
Sept. 1973 (Asteroid)
Publisher Atari, Inc. (Space Race)
Midway Mfg. Co. (Asteroid)
Entwickler Atari, Inc.
Code VP2
Designer Allan Alcorn
Ted Dabney
Genre Rennspiel
Steuerung Joystick (2-Wege)
Spieler 1–2 (gleichzeitig)
Prozessor Logikschaltung
Audio Mono
Video 12″ bzw. 19″ Rasterbildschirm, horizontal
Bauformen Upright 12″ (#VP120)
Cocktail 19″ (#VP500)
Abmessungen H×B×T Upright: 147 × 64 × 74 cm
Gewicht 98 kg
Produktion
Wertung KLOV/IAM k.A./5
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Atari: Space Race

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Beschreibung / Werbetext (englisch)
SPACE RACE

Super space gamesmanship. Space ships race across the galaxy, dodging meteors and asteroids. Zap! Hit, they disintegrate, then another blasts off for another flight. Each successful trip through space earns an individual score. Totalizer records scores for competing ships. One player can race the clock or fly two ships for a high skill test. Two players can duel through the meteor storm competing for high score.
Great player appeal. New. Sophisticated. And fun.
Lots of visual action. Excellent clarity. Sharpest TV image.
Constant video action in attract mode demands play. Electronic space sounds are always beckoning, meteors are constantly moving, challenging the player to try his luck. They can't pass up this game.
Skill and luck factors. Just enough frustration to encourage replay after replay.
Reliable. Solid state "Dura-stress" computer with one year warranty. Repairs after initial warranty period are made for nominal cost. Major components tested to Mil. Spec. 883. Rugged console. Precision engineering. Designed and built by the originators of video game technology. This means less downtime for your customer, less headaches for you.
Easy to operate and service. Front access to major components and separately locked cash box.
Clean, contemporary look. Space Race can be placed anywhere and everywhere. Fine shops. Restaurants. Waiting rooms. Recreation areas. Reception lobbies. Offices.
Fast profit maker. Game time owner-adjustable from 45 seconds to three minutes. Two plays for 25¢ at the flip of a switch.
Dimensions. Height: 58″; width: 25″; depth: 29″; weight: 217 lbs.
Space Race. Another winner from Atari, the reliable leader in video games.
Trivia
Midway Mfg. wurde das Spiel bereits im Sommer 1972 von Nolan Bushnell vorgestellt und im Februar 1973 bei Midways Konzernmutter Bally präsentiert. Im September 1973 erschien der Midway-Lizenznachbau unter dem Namen Asteroid – nicht zu verwechseln mit Ataris Asteroids, welches erst sechs Jahre später herausgebracht wurde.
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