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    Indy 500

    Game » consists of 3 releases. Released October 1977

    Indy 500 uses the Atari 2600's driving controllers, giving players complete control of their car.

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    Indy 500 is a driving game for the Atari VCS, developed by Atari. The retail game included Atari's special driving controllers and has 14 different game variations. The game launched with the system in 1977.

    Game variations

    Race Car (4 variants)

    The "Grand Prix" track.

    Players race on two different tracks named "Grand Prix" and "Devil's Elbow" in either a 2-player competitive mode, or a single-player time-trial mode. In the time-trial modes, the player must complete as many laps as possible in 60 seconds.

    Crash 'n' Score (4 variants)

    This mode can be played on one of two different tracks and in single- and multiplayer mode. In multiplayer Crash 'n' Score, a white block will appear in a random spot on the field. The first player to run over the block will score a point; the block will then move to a new location, until one player has scored 50 points. In the single-player variants, the player must score as many points (or hits) as possible in 60 seconds.

    Tag (2 variants)

    Much like in the game of Tag, one car is "it." The car that is not "it" must avoid the car that is to prevent becoming "it." The player who isn't "it" will score one point every second they stay that way, until one player reaches 99 points, or 99 seconds of being not "it." Tag can be played on one of two different maps.

    Ice Race (4 variants)

    The Ice Race variants are remakes of the first four Race Car game variants. However, all the tracks are covered in ice, making handling the cars trickier.


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