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Death Race Death Race - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Death Race - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Drive a car over animated stick gremlins and score points. Gremlins that have been run over will scream and a cross will appear where they died. Two players compete against each other at the same time.

Death Race was produced by Exidy in 1976.

Exidy released 57 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1974. Exidy was based in United States.

Other machines made by Exidy during the time period Death Race was produced include: Alley Rally, Destruction Derby, Hockey Tennis, TV Pinball, Old Time Basketball, Circus, Attack (Exidy), Robot Bowl, and Car Polo


Name Death Race
Developer Exidy (United States)
Year 1976
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7541
Class Wide Release
Genre Racing
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player Controls Differ
  • Steering: Wheel
  • Pedals: 1
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
one speaker for each player
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Bezel Death Race Bezel Image
PCB Death Race PCB Image

Video Clips

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Game Play

Drive around the field chasing down as many people as possible and run them over, turning them into instant tombstones, before the timer expires. Play with a friend to see who can make more tombstones quicker. After you run someone over, the game designers were nice enough to include a reverse gear to finish the victim off. There was a safe area where the cars cannot enter. The people you must chase look like car racers because they appear to be wearing helmets.

Death Race KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 2.74 (4 votes)

Fun Factor: 2.65

Overall Like 3.33
Fun (Social) 3.67
Fun (Solo) 2.00
Collector Desire 3.00

Technical Rating: 2.50

Gameplay 2.50
Graphics 2.25
Originality 3.75
Sound/Music 1.50

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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This game is based on and inspired by the movie Death Race 2000. There were only 500 or so made. When it came out it was banned due to its violent content. In the mid-80's there were only believed to be three or four left in existance, but now more are popping up all the time.

This is its note from Mametargets:

The infamous banned-and-panned game of running over anyone and anything that crosses your path. Hard to believe that little collections of black and white pixels inspired such fervent alarm back then -- but of course something tells me that in 2025 people will take time out from their virtuality program "American Cannibal Wrestling: Marrow Crackdown," listen to a sound-bite history clip about the 25th anniversary of Congressional hearings in the year 2000 about violent video games, and wonder what all the fuss was about. Oh, and for the last time, "Death Race" is the title of the game, NOT "Death Race 2000." The latter was the title of a really bad Sly Stallone/David Carradine movie released the previous year with the same general premise; probably Exidy was hoping for name recognition among the "Kewl Kar Killr" teenage boys who were that film's core audience.

Cabinet Information

The cabinet is black with white graphics of a muscle car racing through a cemetary with a big vulture in a tree looking on. The marquee and monitor bezel are quite colorful. A limited number had white sides with the artwork in black (instead of the reverse).


This game is also known as Death Race 2000.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Death Race Census

There are 14,832 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,505 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,882 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Common - There are 44 known instances of this machine owned by Death Race collectors who are active members. Of these, 41 of them are original dedicated machines. 3 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 5 active VAPS members with a Death Race machines for sale.

Wanted - Popular - There are 11 active VAPS members currently looking for Death Race.

This game ranks a 12 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 18 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]



This game board is actually one of few that does not use a CPU.


Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. Arcade Treasures Kurtz (ISBN 088740619X) Page: 101; Color photo
  2. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 41; Color photo Price guide: No
  3. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 41; Color photo

Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Dedicated

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