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Up to three players compete in a series of monster truck rallies and challenges held at various county fairs and events. Hit the Tire buttons repeatedly to develop speed or shift from two-wheel to four-wheel drive depending upon the obstacles encountered. Race winners earn cash to help pay for their entrance fees.

Power Drive was produced by Bally Midway in 1987.

Bally Midway released 96 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1980. Bally Midway was based in United States.

Other machines made by Bally Midway during the time period Power Drive was produced include: Strange Science, Max RPM, Rampage, Lady Luck, Motordome, Party Animal, City Slicker, Dungeons & Dragons, Heavy Metal Meltdown, and Hardbody


Name Power Drive
Developer Bally Midway (United States)
Year 1987
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9100
Class Wide Release
Genre Racing
Conversion Class Midway Mono Board
# Simultaneous Players 3
# Maximum Players 3
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Buttons: 2 - Right Tire|Left Tire
  • Shifter: 2-position (low, high) - Wheelie Lever (2WD/4WD)
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Side Art Power Drive Side Art Image
PCB Power Drive PCB Image

Game Play

Up to three players choose to be one of three monster truck characters, each indicated by a different name and color: Daddy's Girl (red), Captain Crush (yellow) or Sheriff Perry (blue). If only one or two people are playing the game, there will be one or two black, computer-controlled monster trucks called Black Lightning who will compete in the race. Players repeatedly press both of the Tire buttons to propel their monster truck and use the "Wheelie" lever to make the truck do a wheelie to help overcome obstacles.

Some of the races on this game include speed rallies, car crushes, high jumps, sled pulls, etc. The game will continue if you manage to make to first place in one of the races during the play. If you only get second place, third place or fail to finish the race three times, the game will end. However, continuous play is available.

Power Drive KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Power Drive Census

There are 14,848 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,512 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,983 machines (6,922 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 14 known instances of this machine owned by Power Drive collectors who are active members. Of these, 12 of them are original dedicated machines. 2 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with a Power Drive machine for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Power Drive.

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.

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.

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