With a couple of days of delay let’s celebrate Night Driver that turned 40 on October 24th, having been released in 1976.
This developers of this game, primarily released for the Arcade and after for Atari 2600, had a brilliant intuition since they had to develop a driving game but the were obliged by the poor standards of the consoles. The only way was to make a game set…during the night! in order to avoid any problem with B/W TVs.
Night Driver was one of the first drving simulation game with real time graphics so it was a great improvement in the gaming history. For this reason is still remembered and it’s still a milestone in the driving games world.
So all hail to Turbo Driver!