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Description

Single or double player game containing no microprocessor. Players race their cars against computer cars, gaining points for elapsed distance before time runs out. Crashing requires the player to shift into low gear to start again 2 speeds.

Wheels II 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 Wheels II was produced include: Panzer Attack, Playtime, Chopper, TV Basketball, Crazyfoot, Gun Fight, Wheels, Racer, TV Flipper, and 280 ZZZAP

Specs

Name Wheels II
Developer Midway Manufacturing Co. (United States)
Year 1975
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10424
Class Wide Release
Genre Racing
Monitor
Conversion Class unique
# Maximum Players 4
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
Controls
  • Steering: Wheel
  • Shifter: 2-position (low, high)
  • Pedals: 1
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

This game was the sequel to Midway's Wheels (1975).

Game Play

Each player races on his own side of the screen, against computer generated obstacle cars. The players' cars move farther up the screen the faster they go. Players cannot cross into each other's lanes. If one player crashes, their side of the screen stops while the other player drives on normally. The crashed player must downshift in order to accelerate at a reasonable rate. Each player's car is slightly different, but the computer cars are all the same.

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Cabinet Information

Cabinet measures 29"W x 32"D x 65 3/4" H. Weight is 320lb. Optional seats were available. Shifters have 8-ball ends. The marquee is made of real glass. Steering wheels are three-spoked chrome.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Wheels II Census

There are 14,912 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 165,200 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 16 known instances of this machine owned by Wheels II collectors who are active members. Of these, 13 of them are original dedicated machines. 3 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 Wheels II machines for sale. There is one active VAPS member with an extra Wheels II circuit board for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Wheels II.

This game ranks a 5 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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Flyers

Fixes

Uses a linear power supply with a huge heatsink, but still suffers thermal problems. Similar problems exist for the two sound channels. The PCB traces tend to lift from the board very easily.

Legacy

  1. Wheels
  2. Wheels II

Manuals

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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