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While driving you must pick-up fuel cells to get a fuel award at each of the nine checkpoints. Avoid obstacles that, if hit, will slow you down (autos, oil slicks, police cars and pylons).

Change Lanes was produced by Taito in 1983.

Taito released 486 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1967. Taito was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Taito during the time period Change Lanes was produced include: Port Man, Jolly Jogger, Zoo Keeper, Wild Western, Time Tunnel, Bio Attack, Birdie King 2, Chack 'N Pop, Elevator Action, and Fighting Roller


Name Change Lanes
Developer Taito (Japan)
Year 1983
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7314
Class Wide Release
Genre Racing
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Steering: X/Y-directional yoke
  • Pedals: 1
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

This driving game has a storyline that goes: "Ever since the reign of King Juan Tutree-the leader of the planet has been chosen by the level of his driving skills." The Change Lanes roadway is supposed to be the surpreme test of driving skill, and if you can reach the ninth level, you will be crowned "Surpreme Leader of the World".

Game Play

The rules are outlined very clearly before the game begins. You can anywhere on the road or in the river. You can smash into cars or anything else as much as you want. You will use up fuel doing so, however, and once you are out of fuel, the game ends.

If you can reach a checkpoint, your car is refueled and you receive bonus points for any fuel that is left over, as well as driving skill. Bonus points start at 20,000 and increase to 50,000 points.

Each checkpoint becomes progressively more difficult than the last, as the courses become more difficult and the obstacles multiply. If you can make it to the 4th checkpoint, at which stage the 440,000 point barrier is broken, you are awarded bonus fuel.

Other obstacles include bridges, land and water mines, icebergs, pylons, cars, and dead ends, all of which can slow you down in the race. In later rounds you also must avoid deadly, heat-seeking missiles which can blow up your car.

If you make it to the 9th checkpoint, you have have finished the race and you will become "Surpreme Leader of the World". Afterwards, you start over again.

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Change Lanes Census

There are 14,958 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,547 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,359 machines (6,939 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 7 known instances of this machine owned by Change Lanes collectors who are active members. Of these, 3 of them are original dedicated machines. 4 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Change Lanes.

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

This game ranks a 2 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]



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  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 168; Color photo

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