Datsun 280 ZZZAP

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Datsun 280 ZZZAP
Datsun 280 ZZZAP
In-game screenshot
Developer(s) Dave Nutting Associates
Publisher(s) Midway Manufacturing[1]
Designer(s) Jay Fenton,[1] Dave Nutting[1]
Platform(s) Arcade
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Arcade racing[1]
Mode(s) Single-player
Cabinet Upright
Arcade system Intel 8080-based hardware
Display Raster; standard resolution 256 x 224 (Horizontal)

Datsun 280 ZZZAP, also released unbranded as Midnight Racer[2] is an early racing arcade game by Midway designed by Jay Fenton.

Summary[edit]

The title was named after the US advertising campaign for the Datsun 280Z. Players can drive up to 200 miles per hour (320 km/h) while navigating a tricky road course at night. Players must watch out for treacherous turns, nasty competitors, and the ever-present time limit.

It is one of the earliest games, if not the earliest, with authorized branding.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Datsun 2800 ZZZAP at GameFAQs
  2. ^ a b Bogost, Ian (2007). Persuasive Games: The Expressive Power of Videogames. MIT Press. p. 200. ISBN 9780262026147.