Color TV-Game Racing 112

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The "Color TV-Game Racing 112" was released on June 8th, 1978; the console is by far the largest machine Nintendo has made, and is a birds eye view car racing game. The console resembles a car dashboard, with built-in steering wheel and gearstick.

The gameplay is simple, control a car racing up the screen avoiding other cars and passing a certain amount of other vehicles on the track to win.

The name Racing 112 comes from the combinations of game modes, accessed through a series of switches. There are various difficulty levels, and game modes, such as narrowing of the tracks, whether you crash if colliding with the side of the track, making the road rougher, making the cars swerve more, all detailed in the video below.

One player will use the steering wheel and gearstick, if a low skill level is selected, the gearstick is not used, 2 players will use the paddle controllers on the back of the machine.

Connection to a TV is only through NTSC-J RF, it can be tuned into a good UK TV, but will almost certainly not have sound.

The console today is rare and expensive, a boxed example will cost in excess of 500 pounds, and an unboxed one, perhaps half of that depending on condition.


Manufacturer: Nintendo
Date: 8th June 1978

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH58228. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

Color TV-Game Racing 112

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