Danny Sullivan's Indy Heat
|Danny Sullivan's Indy Heat|
North American arcade flyer of the arcade version.
|Developer(s)||Leland Corporation (arcade)
|Publisher(s)||Leland Corporation (arcade)
Danny Sullivan's Indy Heat is a 1991 arcade racing game developed and published in the arcades by Leland Corporation. It is based on a three-player arcade game of the same title. It starred American IndyCar driver Danny Sullivan, and featured the tracks of the CART series of the early 1990s.
Indy Heat featured four-player capability, and was similar in gameplay to Super Off Road. Players earned money based on their race finishing positions, which was spent on improving their car. The race season culminated with the Tradewest Speed Bowl, which loosely resembled the Indianapolis 500.
There are 9 tracks in the arcade version. The NES version features an extra track called Tradewest, named after the publisher of the NES version.
- West Canada (5 Laps)
- New Jersey (5 Laps)
- South California (5 Laps)
- Michigan (5 Laps)
- Illinois (8 Laps)
- Ohio (5 Laps)
- East Canada (5 Laps)
- Colorado (5 Laps)
- Tradewest (12 Laps)
The arcade game was later ported by Rare and published by Tradewest for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1992. Indy Heat was the third NES game to be released that featured an American indy car driver, the others were Al Unser Jr.'s Turbo Racing and Michael Andretti's World GP. As well as the NES, the game was also ported by The Sales Curve for the Commodore Amiga and the Atari ST the same year. Due to Danny Sullivan's promotion expiring, the racing game was released for the latter simply as "Indy Heat".
A version of the game was also completed and licensed by Tradewest for the Sega Genesis but was never actually released, until now that is. A total of 50 copies have been produced for the Sega Genesis, complete with case, cartridge and cover art. The official release date of these 50 copies was the 25th July 2011.
See also 
- Danny Sullivan's Indy Heat (arcade version) at GameFAQs
- Danny Sullivan's Indy Heat at arcade-history
- Danny Sullivan's Indy Heat at the Killer List of Videogames
- Danny Sullivan's Indy Heat at MobyGames
- Interview with the Amiga programmer John Croudy
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