[Happy Birthday!] Night Driver


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!

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. It’s older than me… I often forget just how long our favourite hobby has been going on for!

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    1. benez256 says:

      Even older than me! On youtube there’s a video with the evolution of driving game from night driver until today. It’s incredible how many improvements has been made in 40 years!

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      1. I’m of the opinion that, other than VR, racing games can’t get much better than they already are. The cars tend to handle very well in major releases, the graphics are gorgeous. What more is there?

        Liked by 1 person

      2. benez256 says:

        Actually yes, only VR and something that make you feel the G force in the cornerd and the bumps of the track maybe…

        Liked by 1 person

  2. I can’t wait to play this while listening to the “Drive”-Soundtrack.

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    1. benez256 says:

      I can’t wait to play it on the orinigal console/arcade! Maybe one day……


  3. allendemir says:

    Is that the black and white racing game where you’re dodging through other cars? It looked pretty intimidating to me.

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    1. benez256 says:

      Is the one where you only see the lights on the border of the track…

      Liked by 1 person

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