Wheels [No. 591]

The Arcade PCB by Midway Mfg. Co.

Wheels [No. 591] screenshot

Not emulated in MAME

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Arcade PCB

Wheels © 1975 Midway.


A single-player racing game containing no microprocessor. The player competes against computer cars, gaining points for elapsed distance before time runs out. Crashing requires the player to shift into low gear to start again (two speeds).

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

PICTURE :
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Wheels [No. 591] the  Arcade PCB
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Game No. 591

TRIVIA

Licensed version of Taito's "Speed Race",

According to some sources, this was the first video game licensed in the U.S. It was a big hit for Midway and led to a lucrative relationship with Taito. More than 7000 units were produced in the US.

SOURCES
Machine's picture.
All In Color For a Quarter - Keith Smith

Page last modified on September 06, 2012