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Speed Race
Box artwork for Speed Race.
Japanese titleスピードレース
Developer(s)Taito Corporation
Publisher(s)Taito Corporation
Release date(s)
Flag of Japan.svg November, 1974
Genre(s)Racing
System(s)Arcade
Players1
Mode(s)Single player
Followed bySpeed Race Twin
SeriesSpeed Race
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This is the first game in the Speed Race series. For other games in the series see the Speed Race category.
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Speed Race is a racing arcade game, released by Taito Corporation, (in 1974); it had been designed by Tomohiro Nishikado (who later went on to design the legendary Space Invaders). The player must use a steering wheel and gear shifter to take control of a car with a single pedal to make it accelerate - and the track width shall widen and narrow as the game progresses along with the number of CPU-controlled cars increasing with the player's score. "Slip Zones" in which some careful driving must be executed will also appear on the track at 800, 1800, and 2800 points; the timer will also be extended at 2000, 4000, and 6000 points. This is the first game in the Speed Race series - and it was followed by six sequels: Speed Race Twin (1976), Super Speed Race (1977), Super Speed Race V (1978), Speed Race GP-5 (1979), Super Speed Race GP-V (1980), and Super Speed Race Jr. (1985). This initial title was also re-released by Taito Corporation as "Speed Race Deluxe", in 1975.