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You control a car that transforms into a glider in this racing game.

Hard Drivin's Airborne was produced by Atari Games in 1993.

Atari Games released 88 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1984. Atari Games was based in United States.

Other machines made by Atari Games during the time period Hard Drivin's Airborne was produced include: Space Lords, Moto Frenzy, Arcade Classics, Guardians Of The 'Hood, Relief Pitcher, 3-On-3, Road Riot's Revenge, Cyberstorm, World Rally, and Beat Head


Name Hard Drivin's Airborne
Developer Atari Games (United States)
Year 1993
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8073
Class Prototype
Genre Racing
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 1
Game Play Single
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Steering: X/Y-directional yoke
  • Buttons: 3 - Wings|Reverse|Abort
  • Pedals: 2 - Brake|Accelerator
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

Some jumps on the tracks can only be cleared by hitting the Glider button and on a few, using your flying skills can help you by taking a shortcut.

The game is not as straight-forward as its sequels so it is much more challenging. The game also has many more bit-mapped graphics.

Hard Drivin's Airborne KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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Cabinet Information

The cabinet was to have been designed like a glider cockpit with an adjustible seat. It was to have been 34.5 inches wide by 89 inches deep by 59 inches high and was to have weighed 784 lbs.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Hard Drivin's Airborne Census

There are 14,838 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,506 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,922 machines (6,919 unique titles).

Scarce - There are 3 known instances of this machine owned by Hard Drivin's Airborne collectors who are active members. Of these, 2 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 is one active VAPS member with an extra Hard Drivin's Airborne circuit board for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

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.

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