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Rarity - Atari Hi-Way

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#1 AtariHero


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Posted 08 February 2017 - 05:47 PM

There is a discussion going on a closed 'arcade' Facebook group where a user there found a very rare Atari arcade game from 1975 called Hi-Way. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong but I believe that this was the first true sit-down driving game; it also would precede and influence the likes of Night Driver a year later.

The user will apparently be restoring the game but the thread has also generated another picture of a Hi-Way that I'll share here. In all of the research I've done about Atari & arcade history, this is the first time I've seen this game 'live' as opposed to old promotional materials. Here is the first pic attached:


Edited by AtariHero, 08 February 2017 - 08:27 PM.

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#2 RickR


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Posted 08 February 2017 - 05:51 PM

It's beautiful.  Very "Space-War"-esque.  I love that glittery fiberglass from the 70's. 


:beer: Cheers for a hopefully successful restoration

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 06:51 PM

I'm with RickR, it looks like something straight off the set of the original Star Trek.   I hope it gets brought back to life!

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#4 AtariHero


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Posted 08 February 2017 - 08:26 PM

Thanks to whoever fixed the post :)


It seems like the cabinets were able to hold up over the years although I doubt that many have been on location since the 70s ended. It would make for a pretty cool space game - maybe Star Raiders arcade :P

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#5 Atari Creep

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 11:58 PM

Wow that thing is beautiful! 

Don't just watch TV, PLAY IT!

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 04:02 PM

Never seen anything like it. Very Cool!  :100:  :martini:

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 05:49 PM

Cool setup. I have never heard of this game before. But, since I was born in the 1970s, it is hard to remember games from then. Nice find! :D


P.S. I was born in '74, so I was maybe a year old when this game came out.

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#8 RickR


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Posted 08 March 2017 - 10:50 PM

Someone just posted this picture on Facebook:



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#9 Scott Stilphen

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 06:53 PM

Hope the owner puts up a video of it running.

FYI: Leftover Hi-Way sit-down cabs were used for the sit-down version of Night Driver.

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