Space Race (Arcade)

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         Developer : Atari
          Graphics : 1-bit Graphics
                     Pixel Art
        Other Tags : Discrete Circuit Games

not completed.

One of Atari's earliest games, this is a two-player versus game where you control a rocket moving vertically, trying to move to the top of the screen as many times in a row as possible.

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Image source: mobygames.com

Analysis

  • 13781 

    This game doesn't have a CPU or ROM memory, and the rocket graphics is actually represented directly on the board as diodes. The art for the space ship are clearly visible in both the schematics and the physical board:
    Space Race schematics and board photo

  • 13782 

    Thanks to the Retrogame Deconstruction Zone for finding this example.

Log entries

    2022-11-08
  • 13685 
    I played a bit of this in the DICE emulator. I think it needs a second player to be fun.

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