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280 ZZZAP 280 ZZZAP - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

280 ZZZAP - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A driving game that was announced as one of the first 3-D driving games.

280 ZZZAP was produced by Midway Manufacturing Co. in 1976.

Midway Manufacturing Co. released 133 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1959. Midway Manufacturing Co. was based in United States.

Other machines made by Midway Manufacturing Co. during the time period 280 ZZZAP was produced include: Wheels, Racer, Gun Fight, Wheels II, TV Flipper, Sea Wolf, Datsun 280 Zzzap dup, Amazing Maze, Tornado Baseball, and Top Gun


Name 280 ZZZAP
Developer Midway Manufacturing Co. (United States)
Year 1976
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 6777
Class Wide Release
Genre Racing
Conversion Class Midway 8080
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Steering
  • Shifter: 2-position (low, high)
  • Pedals: 1
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Side Art 280 ZZZAP Side Art Image

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280 ZZZAP KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 4.43 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 4.60

Overall Like 5.00
Fun (Social) 5.00
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire 4.00

Technical Rating: 4.25

Gameplay 5.00
Graphics 5.00
Originality 3.00
Sound/Music 4.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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The car you drive is a 1976 Datsun 280.


The game is also known as Midnite Racer.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op 280 ZZZAP Census

There are 14,758 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,475 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,456 machines (6,896 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 18 known instances of this machine owned by 280 ZZZAP collectors who are active members. Of these, 17 of them are original dedicated machines. One is a set of circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 2 active VAPS members with a 280 ZZZAP machines for sale.

Wanted - There are 5 active VAPS members currently looking for 280 ZZZAP.

This game ranks a 6 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 7 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]


Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 61; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 61; Color photo

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  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

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Midway 280 Zzzap (1976) Shifter Assembly - Used

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