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Drive a motorcycle across America. The waypoints are major cities.

Zippy Race was produced by Irem in 1983.

Irem released 89 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. Irem was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Irem during the time period Zippy Race was produced include: Moon Patrol, Panther, Andromeda, Red Alert, Demoneye-X, Traverse USA, Tropical Angel, Lode Runner, Spartan X, and Battle-Road

Zippy Race
Zippy Race


Name Zippy Race
Developer Irem (Japan)
Year 1983
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10535
Class Wide Release
Genre Racing
Conversion Class Irem
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 2-way (left, right)
  • Buttons: 2 - Low|High
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Zippy Race KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 2.23 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 2.20

Overall Like 2.00
Fun (Social) 2.00
Fun (Solo) 3.00
Collector Desire 2.00

Technical Rating: 2.25

Gameplay 2.00
Graphics 2.00
Originality 3.00
Sound/Music 2.00

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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A DIP switch on this game can change the title to either Traverse USA or Zippy Race.


COPY OF: Traverse USA

This is also the same game as MotoRace USA, which was licensed to Williams for US manufacture and distribution.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Zippy Race Census

There are 14,839 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,506 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,922 machines (6,919 unique titles).

Common - There are 26 known instances of this machine owned by Zippy Race collectors who are active members. Of these, 2 of them are original dedicated machines. 24 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 Zippy Race circuit boards for sale.

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

This game ranks a 7 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]



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