I.Racer Virtual Vision Racing

This unusual racing game is like a modern take on the old Tomytronics Thundering Turbos handheld game.

It consists of a head set and a controller / steering wheel hybrid, 2 x AA batteries are inserted into this part.

On top of the headset is a misty panel, much like the Tomytronic games, which lets light into the machine, this cuts down on the amount of battery power needed, but of course needs a light source to play the game.

An elastic strap holds the machine onto the head, and a pair of padded earphones provide stereo sound to the player.

The player races against other cars that appear on screen, under which is a decal of a dashboard, the controller has a dial, which selects a game mode.

These are single race, best lap / high score, where there are no other cars on track, pause, and championship, which allows the player to complete races of increasing difficulty. There is also a new game button, and a reset one.

The car is controlled by holding the controller in the right hand, and using the left to steer left and right with the steering part, on the right side is also gear up and down

Manufacturer: Radica Games Ltd
Date: 1st January 1999

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH47624. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

 
I.Racer Virtual Vision Racing


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