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A motorcycle that is controlled by a joystick dodges cars. The goal is to make it to different cities. Different views are directly above the cycle in one stage, and behind and slightly up in another.

MotoRace USA was produced by Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985) in 1983.

Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985) released 215 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1959. Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985) was based in United States.

Other machines made by Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985) during the time period MotoRace USA was produced include: Bubbles, Thunderball, Varkon, Robotron: 2084, Joust, Blaster, Roller Aces, Joust Pinball, Star Rider, and Rat Race


Name MotoRace USA
Developer Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985) (United States)
Year 1983
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8758
Class Wide Release
Genre Racing
Conversion Class Irem
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player Ambidextrous
  • Joystick: 2-way (left, right)
  • Buttons: 2 - Throttle|Brake
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel MotoRace USA Control Panel Image
Side Art MotoRace USA Side Art Image
PCB MotoRace USA PCB Image

Game Play

You start from Los Angeles, making refueling stops in Las Vegas, Houston, St. Louis, and Chicago, and wind up in fabulous New York City, your final destination.

You drive down the L.A. freeway, through the Vegas desert, over the Texas roadways, in and out of the Midwest backwoods, and around the treacherous curves of the industrial megalopolis of the East Coast. Obstacles include cars, trees, puddles, rivers, bends in the road, rocks, trucks that drop barrels, and cactus.

The game is viewed from above the motorcycle, until you approach any one of the cities. Then it is time for the first person perspective 3-D graphics to take over. To the right of the game a score table indicates how much fuel is left, how far between the cities your bike is, the cycle's speed in miles per hour, and your present ranking in the best scores of the day.

Once you reach a city, you get a bonus score for your speed ranking from 20,000 points for being number one to zero for a poor ranking, and a bonus for fuel that is left over. At this point, you gain a little more fuel and take off again. You can gain additional fuel at random places on the route as well as bonus points for taking narrow paths or bridges (the values are indicated on the board); for doing wheelies (by driving over white strips on highways that are marked "wheelies"); or jumping over rivers (marked "jump").

You can crash as often as you like, but you can lose a substantial amount of fuel when you do. If you run out of fuel, the game ends. But continuous play is available. You begin the trip with 500 CCs, but the fuel is used quickly.

The Throttle button revs up the engine convincingly, and the Brake button feels like the real thing. The highlights on the trip are the identifying details for the different geographical areas, such as the palm trees in California, cactus in Nevada, and the picture postcard cities on the horizon as the motorcycle approaches.Once you reach New York, "VIVA N.Y." flashes, The Statue Of Liberty waves, and "The Star-Spangled Banner" plays. The game starts all over again from L.A., with a higher speed bike, and you are awarded a full tank of gas.

MotoRace USA KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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Cabinet Information

The cabinet is a standard Williams type with a dirt bike and rider doing a wheelie stenciled on the side.



The game is also known as Traverse USA and Zippy Race.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op MotoRace USA Census

There are 14,817 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,502 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,868 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Common - There are 41 known instances of this machine owned by MotoRace USA collectors who are active members. Of these, 26 of them are original dedicated machines. 2 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 13 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 MotoRace USA circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for MotoRace USA.

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.

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]



Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 171; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 171; Color photo

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