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Indy 500 Indy 500 - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Indy 500 - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A cart racing game from Sega. Choose any course of various difficulty and race a set amount of laps before time runs out.

Indy 500 was produced by Sega in 1995.

Sega released 594 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1936. Sega was based in United States.

Other machines made by Sega during the time period Indy 500 was produced include: Sega Rally, Megalo 2 Cabinet, Daytona USA Limited Edition, Quiz Rouka Ni Tattenasai, Virtua Striker, Baku Baku Animal, Cool Riders, Decathlete, Fighting Vipers, and Manx TT


Name Indy 500
Developer Sega (United States)
Year 1995
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8189
Class Wide Release
Genre Racing
  • Orientation: Horizontal
Conversion Class Sega Model 2
External Device - Two separate pcb's drive the force feedback steering.
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 8
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Steering: Wheel with Force Feedback
  • Shifter: 2-position (forward, reverse)
  • Pedals: 2
Sound Amplified Stereo with Subwoofer (three channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Play

Choose from three different courses: Indianapolis 500, Highland and Bay Side. The game offers automatic or manual transmission with six different gears. There are four types of views (one secret view) selectable with the two VR buttons. Use the slip stream principal to pass other carts successfully.

Indy 500 KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 4.75 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 5.00

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

Technical Rating: 4.50

Gameplay 5.00
Graphics 5.00
Originality 3.00
Sound/Music 5.00

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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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

There are plenty of fun secrets in this game like alternate vehicles, mirrored courses and making the big bird on second course angry. Toy around with the VR and the Start button when in selection mode. You always discover something new.


Cabinet Information

Sega standard steel construction with adjustable seat position. Also a DXwide screen cabinet is available.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Indy 500 Census

There are 14,909 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 165,197 machines (6,929 unique titles).

Common - There are 31 known instances of this machine owned by Indy 500 collectors who are active members. Of these, 23 of them are original dedicated machines. 8 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 Indy 500 machines for sale. There is one active VAPS member with an extra Indy 500 circuit board for sale.

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

This game ranks a 9 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

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



The game settings are configured using an onscreen menu displayed after the test button has been pressed.


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Auctions Recap

Year Count Median $ Average $
2015 1 172.50 172.50
2017 2 57.50 57.50
2018 1 0.00 0.00
All Years 4 57.50 71.88


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