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Night Driver (ナイトドライバー)

Released in 1976

Developer: Atari
Manufacturer: Atari
Distributor: Atari

***  (1 total votes)

Night Driver marquee
game marquee

Game Summary

Earliest first-person driving game.

Hardware Info

Controls: Steering / Pedal(s) / Gearshift
Horizontal-mounted Raster monitor
256 x 256 Resolution
Colors: 4 B/W

Additional Hardware Info (from Mame)

M6502 cpu @ 1 Mhz

Hardware Platform

Atari 6502 Black & White Raster

Mame ROMs

nitedrvr, Night Driver

Game Details

You are driving a car at night, but the only thing you can see are the lights on the edges of the roadway.

This was the earliest first-person driving game, showing the view from within the car without actually showing any part of the car itself. The problem of having to create scenery whizzing by was cleverly solved by setting the game at night.

The goal is to go as fast as you can in the allotted time. The game had a steering wheel, gas pedal, and four-speed shift. There are novice, pro, and expert tracks.

Night Driver control panel
control panel

Night Driver cabinet photo
cabinet photo
Night Driver title screen
title screen
Night Driver gameplay screen shot
gameplay screen
Night Driver promotional flyer
promotional flyer Member Ratings / Comments

***  by Natash1. Comment: "This was awesome back in the day, yet very simple." 2003-12-04 19:51:56Z

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This game page was created 8/3/1998 12:00:00 AM and last updated 12/13/2021 6:38:28 AM