Death Race is easily one of my favorite arcade games of all
time. Unfortunately, it is hard to emulate. The cabinet was essentially electronic
so no rom dump was possible. There is a MAME version running via a Ms. Pac Man
hack though it is difficult to obtain. I wrote this based almost entirely on
memory for a cabinet buildup.
I have since acquired a working Death Race cabinet and will likely not update this further unless substantial interest arises. It is important to know that I had little to base my graphics on and nothing to base the game play on when I wrote it. The sprites do not match the ones in the cabinet (I had no good pics of them) and the sounds are merely a compilation of freeware screams. Nonetheless, it is pretty fun and can be played by 2 players simultaneously.
5= quarters= adds 30 seconds of game time (max 120s)
Note: You have to back off of tombstones and barriers.
Email me with problems, fixes, comments, or suggestions.
I will get some hires pics of the artwork to Gawker at some point. I had looked for the whole artwork set when I had considered building a cabinet entirely from scratch and could not find the set anywhere. I will make an effort to get hires images of at least the rough cabinet art, the marquee, and the bezel.
THIS IS FREEWARE. “Death Race” is licensed to Exidy
This is a clock screensaver of our version of Death Race inspired by the Pong clock by Buro Vormkrijger.
This should "run out of the box." To run as a screensaver, place the
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