Air Race

Air Race (arcade) 1985

 

Emulation: mame (not full emulation)

 

First racing\flyght game with flat-shaded 3-D polygons, first racing game with pedestrians

 

Arcade system:Atari System IV

Air Race
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Trivia:

1) Air Race is a unreleased futuristic racing game where you piloted a ship around a race course. The game used the same hardware as another game, "The Last Starfighter" (1984). production costs caused Atari to cancel this game (also Last Starfighter was cancelled).

2) The technology developed was later used for  Winning Run (1988) and S.T.U.N. Runner (1989) games.

3) Atari created the world's first 3-D polygon video game in 1983, "I, Robot".

4) Processor - 16 Mhz.

5) There is  static 3d pedestrians in the game (watch gameplay video).

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