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Wheels [Model 591]

Arcade Video game published 46 years ago by Midway Mfg.

Wheels [Model 591] screenshot

Not listed in MAME yet.

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).

Goodies for Wheels [Model 591]
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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.

Also released in a lower cabinet as "Racer [Model 592]".

Goodies for Wheels [Model 591]
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All In Color For a Quarter - Keith Smith