Turbo [Upright model]

Arcade Video game published 40 years ago by SEGA Enterprises

Not listed in MAME yet.

Turbo © 1981 Sega Enterprises, Limited.

Upright model. For information on the game itself, please see the Sit-Down model entry.


[Upright model]

Controls :
360 Degree Steering wheel
2-Way Shifter (Hi/Low)
Pedal (Gas)
Button : Illuminated 6v 200ma (Start)

Service Controls :
Button : Demagnetizing Coil Switch
Button : Service Switch
Button : Test Switch
Pot : Upper Speakers Volume
Pot : Lower Speaker Volume (Subs)

Tracking :
Steering Wheel : 360 Degree Optical
2-Way Shifter : 1 Microswitch
Pedal : 2 Optics. 4 positions : off,1,2,3

Audio :
Speakers 2 - 12cm 4ohm 5w (Top)
Speakers 1 - 30cm 8ohm 40w (Bottom front)

By using 2 optics and a notched light blocker, the Pedal had 4 positions available... which simulated analog control.

Value 1 & 3 were each individual optos triggered. When both Optos were triggered at the same time, it produced value 2. Value 0 was produced if no optos were triggered.


Turbo was released in October 1981.

Turbo was also released as :
"Turbo [Sit-Down model]"
"Turbo [Cabaret model]"

A Turbo upright unit appears in the 1983 movie 'Koyaanisqatsi - Life out of Balance' and is featured prominently in the band Rainbow's 1982 video 'Death Alley Driver'.


Game's picture.