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Danny Sullivan's Indy Heat Danny Sullivan's Indy Heat - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Danny Sullivan's Indy Heat - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A three-player, Indy style racing game with five cars that each race around 15 of Danny Sullivan's favorite tracks. Players can turbo, crash, catch fire, and lose fuel, but they may pit stop for repair. Danny himself always races (yellow car) and players can earn money for more turbo, faster pit crew, acceleration, brakes, and tires.

Danny Sullivan's Indy Heat was produced by Leland in 1991.

Leland released 14 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1985. Leland was based in United States.

Other machines made by Leland during the time period Danny Sullivan's Indy Heat was produced include: Ataxx, Pig Out, World Soccer Finals, All American Football, Ironman Ivan Stewart's Super Off Road Track Pak, Brute Force, and Dragon's Lair II


Name Danny Sullivan's Indy Heat
Developer Leland (United States)
Year 1991
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7512
Class Wide Release
Genre Racing
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 3
# Maximum Players 3
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player Ambidextrous
  • Steering: Wheel
  • Buttons: 1 - Nitro
  • Pedals: 1
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Instructions Danny Sullivan's Indy Heat Instructions Image
Control Panel Danny Sullivan's Indy Heat Control Panel Image
Side Art Danny Sullivan's Indy Heat Side Art Image

Game Introduction

Up to three players can compete in this game. Each player gets to control a specifically colored Indy car: red, white or blue. The yellow Indy car is computer-controlled and is driven by Danny Sullivan. Players may enter their initials and select one of ten different drivers (male and female). The game saves this info so that a player may continue their stats another day.

15 tracks make up the circuit:

  • Phoenix, 8 laps
  • Vancouver, 5 laps
  • Indianapolis, 8 laps
  • Long Beach, 5 laps
  • Detroit, 5 laps
  • Pocono, 8 laps
  • Cleveland, 5 laps
  • Meadowlands, 5 laps
  • Toronto, 5 laps
  • Michigan, 8 laps
  • Lexington, 5 laps
  • Elkhart Lake, 5 laps
  • Monterey, 5 laps
  • Denver, 5 laps
  • Indianapolis (second time), 12 laps

Game Play

The game play is similar to Ironman Ivan Stewart's Super Off Road. Try to have the quickest average speed on all 15 tracks to enter your name in Danny's Hall of Fame.

Danny Sullivan's Indy Heat KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 2.99 (3 votes)

Fun Factor: 4.10

Overall Like 4.50
Fun (Social) 4.50
Fun (Solo) 4.50
Collector Desire 2.50

Technical Rating: 2.92

Gameplay 4.50
Graphics 4.50
Originality 2.33
Sound/Music 3.50

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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Cabinet Information

The cabinet is taller than usual (about 7.5 feet) and larger (750 lbs), but it can fit through average size doors with a little twisting. The side panels have a chequered background with a picture of Danny Sullivan in full racing gear. The marquee has a picture of a race way in the background with Danny's race car in the foreground.


This game runs on hardware very similar to World Soccer Finals and Brute Force.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Danny Sullivan's Indy Heat Census

There are 14,911 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,532 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,200 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 18 known instances of this machine owned by Danny Sullivan's Indy Heat collectors who are active members. Of these, 16 of them are original dedicated machines. 2 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 2 active VAPS members with a Danny Sullivan's Indy Heat machines for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Danny Sullivan's Indy Heat.

This game ranks a 5 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.

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The game hardware is a later variant of the original Cinemat hardware. There are on-screen adjustments for just about everything. A Z80 powers the game, while a second Z80 is responsible for drawing the sprites. Sound is driven by an 80186 running 3 DACs and a YM2151.


  1. Ironman Ivan Stewart's Super Off Road
  2. Ironman Ivan Stewart's Super Off Road Track Pak
  3. Danny Sullivan's Indy Heat
  4. Off Road Challenge

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