Indianapolis 500 Legends

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Indianapolis 500 Legends
Indianapolis 500 Legends Wii and DS.jpg
Developer(s) Torus Games
Publisher(s) Destineer
Platform(s) Wii, Nintendo DS
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Racing game
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
Distribution Wii Optical Disc, Nintendo DS Game Card

Indianapolis 500 Legends is a racing game recounting the history of the Indianapolis 500. Players take on the roles of various famous racers between 1961 and 1971, completing tasks such as overtaking a specified number of cars or qualifying with a good enough time. Some missions will change the course of history, such as guiding Parnelli Jones to victory in 1967 when historically, in the 197th lap, a faulty bearing ground his car to a halt. The option will also be given to race the full 200 laps.[3]


You are able to unlock three different '500' racers as you complete their missions under mission mode. Some of the missions are: 'epic', 'pit stop', 'race', 'battle', 'qualify', 'dodge' and 'pass'

1961: Jack Brabham, AJ Foyt, Eddie Sachs

1962: Eddie Sachs, Rodger Ward, Parnelli Jones

1963: Jim Clark, Parnelli Jones, Jim Hurtubise

1964: Jim Clark, AJ Foyt, Rodger Ward

1965: Parnelli Jones, Jim Clark, AJ Foyt

1966: Jim Clark, Graham Hill, Rodger Ward

1967: Al Unser, AJ Foyt, Parnelli Jones

1968: Dan Gurney, Bobby Unser, Joe Leonard

1969: Dan Gurney, Mario Andretti, Bobby Unser

1970: Mark Donohue, Al Unser, Johnny Rutherford

1971: Peter Revson, Al Unser, Mark Donohue

Nintendo DS glitches[edit]

The following are glitches in the Nintendo DS version of the game.

  • In mission mode in the epic mission the car starts out loose and the player must drive into the pits (while running in a certain position or higher), making it harder for the player to regain positions.
  • The car can sometimes drive into the pit wall on the main straightaway and get stuck.


  1. ^ "Indianapolis 500 Legends (Wii)". GameSpot. Retrieved 2007-08-03. 
  2. ^ "Indianapolis 500 Legends (DS)". GameSpot. Retrieved 2007-08-03. 
  3. ^ Shepperd, Chris (July 2007). "Legends of the Indy 500" ([dead link]Scholar search). Nintendo Power V217. pp. 54–55.