Quarter Horse

Quarter Horse (arcade)   1981


Emulation: no


First game to use LaserDisc  (not to be confused with Compact disc games ), first game to use optical disc as storage medium, first game to use life-like digitised voice (narrator), first film footage with the graphics (text)


Arcade system: unique

Quarter Horse arcade

Gameplay video

1) Processor 7 mhz.

2) A laser disc Quarter horse racing game. Players bet on a set of names with changing odds. The computer then randomly selects a winner (with the proper bias for the odds) and then runs the race.

3) LaserDisc (LD) is a home video format and the first commercial optical disc storage medium. Its superior video and audio quality did make it a somewhat popular choice among videophiles and film enthusiasts during its lifespan. (watch Dragon's Lair for more).

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