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Video Game Vintage Title Dragster (video Game)

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Dragster (video Game)

Dragster (video Game)

Dragster is the first video game developed by Activision for the Atari 2600 console, and released in 1980.


1 Plot

2 Gameplay

3 Tach monitoring

4 World record

5 See also

6 References

6.1 Notes

7 External links

Dragster (video Game) Plot

The object of Dragster is to either beat the player's opponent across the screen, or to race against the clock for best time, depending on the settings used.

Dragster (video Game) Gameplay

Select game with game select switch. Game 1: Straight-ahead Dragster, one or two players. Game 2: Steerable Dragster, one or two players. The player's Joystick Controller is both the clutch and gear shift for his Dragster the red button is his gas pedal. Use left Joystick for the top car right one for bottom car. Hold Joystick with button in upper left. To shift gears, CLUTCH by pushing Joystick to the left and SHIFT by letting the Joystick spring back to the center. The player gives his Dragster gas by pressing the Joystick button. His car then starts each race in neutral (N). There are four gear positions - 1,2,3,4 - and the player must clutch and shift between each gear. He cannot downshift. Press game reset or push Joystick to the right to start each race. The race starts with a new countdown and both cars in neutral. When the countdown reaches 0, the player is allowed to start. If the player drops into gear too soon, before the end of the countdown, EARLY will appear on the screen and the player have to wait for the next race. The player can clutch during the countdown, but he cannot drop into 1st until 0.

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