Veröffentlichung Japan 1983
USA 03/1984
Europa Frühjahr 1984
Vertrieb Japan Namco
Namco Ltd.
Asahi Bldg
5-38-3 Kamata, Ōta-Ku
Tōkyō 〒144
Vertrieb China Taito
Taito Corp.
1-27-5 Asakusa, Taito-ku
Tōkyō 〒111-0032
Japan Japan
Vertrieb Europa Atari
Atari Ireland Ltd.
Tipperary Town
Irland Republik Irland
Vertrieb USA Atari
Atari, Inc.
1265 Borregas Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Entwicklung Tatsumi
Tatsumi Electronics Co. Ltd.
7 Toichicho, Kashihara
Nara, 〒634-0008
Japan Japan
Genre Rennspiel
Steuerung Lenkrad mit Force-Feedback, 2 Pedale, 2-Gang-Schalter
Spieler 1–2 (abwechselnd)
Prozessoren 2× Intel 8086, 5 MHz
Zilog Z80, 3,75 MHz
Audio-Subsystem General Instr. AY8910, 1,875 MHz
Tonausgabe 4-Kanal-Ton
Bildschirmtyp Rasterbildschirm (2×)
Bildausrichtung horizontal
Bauform Sitdown
Abmessungen H×B×T 181 × 140 × 185 cm
Gewicht 295 kg

Atari: TX-1
Werbetext (englisch)
Sweeping video magic on three screens surrounds the player with a totally new driving experience!

Eight International Speedways. The multiple-course layout features the sights and sounds of racing in many different parts of the world. The player selects a course by deciding to go right or left at checkpoints or forks in the road as he progresses through the five stages. He races against the clock to complete each stage within its preset time limit and continue immediately into the next. Bonus points are awarded for every car passed and for the computer of each stag. A special bonus is accrued for each time unit remaining after crossing the finish line.

Graphic Realism. The realism of the racing environment is intensified by the wrap-around action taking place on all three screens. The graphics are so crisp, so dynamic, the player lives the dangers and thrills with every mile. At intervals, the scene changes from day to night. Depending upon the course selected, the player speeds through city, desert, mountains and snow country. He races uphill, downhill, through tricky hair-pin curves, even through a tunnel prior to reaching each checkpoint.

Audio Enhancement. TX-1 offers four-channel sound to accentuate the realism. The player can audibly distinguish between cars whizzing by on his right and those passing on his left. The roar of the speedway is even muted as he enters a tunnel.

Responsive Performance. The player experiences the feel of the road as never before with a stering wheel that delivers incredible feedback. When going into a skid, the loss of steering is so realistic that it forces him to take his foot off the accelerator until he can regain his alignment on the track. Around corners, he must brake or downshift from high to low to avoid the risk of losing control again.

Controls. The sit-down cabinet comes complete with two-position gear shift, steering wheel, foot brake and accelerator pedal.

High Scores. A listing of course records holds the top score and player initials for each of the 8 tracks. A second high score list ranks the top 100 drivers overall.

TX-1 gilt als erstes Arcadespiel mit Force-Feedback und auch als erstes Spiel mit mehreren Monitoren als Widescreen.

Weitere Titel der F-1/Pole Position/Final Lap-Reihe
F-1 (Nakamura, 1976)
ファイナルラップ (Final Lap) (Namco, 1987)
ポールポジション (Pole Position) (Namco, 1982)
ポールポジションII (Pole Position II) (Namco, 1983)

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