Steeplechase

The Arcade PCB by Atari, Inc.

Emulated in MAME !

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Arcade PCB

Steeplechase © 1975 Atari.


Steeplechase is a horse racing game. Up to six players can play against each other. You have to make your horse jump over obstacles on a horizontal course. The monitor has six rows for each horse, each with an individual color overlay. You always play against a computer player with horse number 7. The fastest horse wins.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

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TRIVIA

The project name for Steeplechase was 'Astroturf'. The name 'Astroturf' is even still on the board. It is an early Atari board without any dedicated CPU (the computer was a TTL state machine), but had two graphics PROMs for the horses.

STAFF

Designed by : Lyle Rains

PORTS

CONSOLES:
usa Atari 2600 (1981) [Model 49-75126]
usa Microsoft XBOX (nov.16, 2004; "Atari Anthology [Model 26084]") : Atari 2600 version
usa Sony PS2 (nov.22, 2004; "Atari Anthology [Model SLUS-21076]") : Atari 2600 version
europe Microsoft XBOX (nov.26, 2004, "Atari Anthology") : Atari 2600 version
europe Sony PS2 (feb.18, 2005; "Atari Anthology [Model SLES-53061]") : Atari 2600 version

COMPUTERS:
usa PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (nov.11, 2003; "Atari: 80 Classic Games in One! [Model 25069J]") : Atari 2600 version
europe PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (june.10, 2005; "Atari: 80 Classic Games in One! (Replay)") : Atari 2600 version

OTHERS:
usa Atari Paddle TV Game (2004, Jakk's Pacific) : Atari 2600 version
usa "Atari Flashback 3" (sept.16, 2011; AtGames) : Atari 2600 version
usa "Atari Flashback 4" (nov.13, 2012; AtGames) : Atari 2600 version

SOURCES
Game's Flyer.
Game's ROM.

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