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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:

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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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#3 Rowsdower70

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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!


#6 btbfilms76

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 04:02 PM

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



#7 BlackCatz40

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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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