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A black and white car racing game.

Racer was produced by Midway Manufacturing Co. in 1975.

Midway Manufacturing Co. released 133 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1959. Midway Manufacturing Co. was based in United States.

Other machines made by Midway Manufacturing Co. during the time period Racer was produced include: Panzer Attack, Playtime, Chopper, TV Basketball, Crazyfoot, Gun Fight, TV Flipper, Wheels II, Wheels, and 280 ZZZAP


Name Racer
Developer Midway Manufacturing Co. (United States)
Year 1975
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9227
Class Wide Release
Genre Racing
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Steering: Wheel
  • Shifter: 2-position (low, high)
  • Pedals: 1
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
PCB Racer PCB Image

Game Play

You have the varying sound of the engine and the car crash sound. The cars are simple block outlines that look like Formula 1 cars. You have a gear shifter for lo and hi gears, and you have to shift back into lo to get started again after a crash. The road is straight and its easy to keep the car on the road, Im not sure if its even possible to run off the road. As you rev the engine with the gas pedal and gear shifter, your car stays in the same vertical place on the screen but the road scrolls down faster and faster, giving you the illusion that your car is zooming along the road. If you go fast, you pass the other, computer controlled cars. In other words, they scroll down the screen at you. There are 5 or so lanes. You have to use the steering wheel to dodge the oncoming cars. After you get good, you can really whiz along and the cars are coming at you at a fast pace, you are jerking the steering wheel left and right, playing dodge ball with the cars. Way funIts difficult to find this game mentioned on the web. Partly because of the generic wheels name. There is also a two player version called Wheels II.

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

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Racer Census

There are 14,906 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 165,155 machines (6,929 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 11 known instances of this machine owned by Racer collectors who are active members. Of these, 6 of them are original dedicated machines. 5 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 Racer machine for sale.

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

This game ranks a 4 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]



Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 26; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 26; Color photo

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