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Night Driver Night Driver - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Night Driver - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A nighttime driving game where your headlights illuminate the posts on both sides of the road. The object is to stay on the road as long as possible without crashing. As the game progresses, however, the road becomes narrower and more winding.

Night Driver was produced by Atari in 1976.

Atari released 137 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1972. Atari was based in United States.

Other machines made by Atari during the time period Night Driver was produced include: Anti-Aircraft II -- aka Anti-Aircraft, Crash 'N Score, Hi-Way, Goal IV, Jet Fighter, Atarians, Breakout, LeMans, Cops 'N Robbers, and Indy 4


Name Night Driver
Developer Atari (United States)
Year 1976
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8866
Class Wide Release
Genre Racing
  • Orientation: Horizontal
  • Type: Raster: Standard Resolution
  • Color: Black and White with a Color Overlay
  • 23-inch monitor with a sticker of a car placed at the bottom center of the overlay.

Conversion Class unique
Game Specific Night Driver Pinout
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Steering: Wheel
  • Shifter: 4-position (1/2/3/4)
  • Pedals: 1
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
  • Environmental/Cockpit
Side Art Night Driver Side Art Image

Night Driver KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 4.88 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 5.00

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

Technical Rating: 4.75

Gameplay 5.00
Graphics 4.00
Originality 5.00
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

After 300 points you are awarded bonus time, but the score wraps around back to zero at 1000 points so it is possible to reach 300 points more than once. The expert setting is actually the easist once a player has mastered the game.


Cabinet Information

There are two versions of this game:

  • Upright - A 9-inch black light is mounted above the monitor for bezel lighting.
  • Cockpit - A open fiberglass cockpit with the gear shift mounted to the right of the seat.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Night Driver Census

There are 14,908 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,530 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,187 machines (6,929 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 56 known instances of this machine owned by Night Driver collectors who are active members. Of these, 52 of them are original dedicated machines. 4 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 Night Driver machines for sale.

Wanted - There are 6 active VAPS members currently looking for Night Driver.

This game ranks a 19 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 8 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: 42; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 42; Color photo

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Auctions Recap

Year Count Median $ Average $
2017 1 920.00 920.00
2018 1 1,416.00 1,416.00
All Years 2 1,168.00 1,168.00


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