Air Race

Air Race (arcade) 1985


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


Arcade system:Atari System IV

Gameplay video

Air Race


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 arcade games Winning Run (1988), Top Landing (1988) and S.T.U.N. Runner (1989). For home market Starglider 2 was released in 1988 for Amiga.

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).

6) Emulated in: MAME (not fully emulated).

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