Indy 500 (1995 video game)

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Indy 500
Indy 500 Flyer.png
Arcade flyer for Indy 500.
Developer(s) Sega-AM1
Publisher(s) Sega
Platform(s) Arcade, Tiger Game.com, Tiger R-Zone
Release date(s) July 15, 1995
Genre(s) Racing game
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Cabinet Sit down cabinet
Arcade system Sega Model 2
Display Raster 496 x 384 pixels (Horizontal), 8192 colors

Indy 500 is a 1995 arcade racing game by SEGA Japan. It follows the format of previous driving games such as Daytona USA. It includes the famous Indianapolis 500. It uses the Sega Model 2 B CRX.

Players can race one of three courses including:

A disclaimer appears at the start of the game notifying players that Highland Raceway and Bay Side Street are fictional courses and are not affiliated with Indy. However, the two courses resemble Laguna Seca and Long Beach/Surfers Paradise respectively.

The race commences after the user has made their choice of automatic transmission or manual transmission with a 2-position shifter.

Variations[edit]

Sega World Sydney featured an enhanced version of Indy 500 similar to Virtua Racing at the Yokohama Joypolis and Sega Touring Car Championship at the Tokyo Joypolis. It featured an 8 player linked system with large screens in front of complete cockpits including additional virtual spectator displays. It was run as an attraction, as opposed to regular arcade units, which involved continuous staffing and requiring players to queue. This variation still exists at several SEGA GameWorks arcades in the United States.

Tiger released a handheld game under the same franchise on the Game.com console.

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