Drag Race Eliminator

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C64 Drag Race Eliminator
Title screen
Publisher(s) Family Software - Drag Racing Computers and Software
Writer(s) Bob Kodadek
Platform(s) Commodore 64, IBM PC
Release 1986
Genre(s) Drag racing
Mode(s) Single-player, Two-player

Drag Race Eliminator, was the first drag racing game for a personal computer.[citation needed] Written by Bob Kodadek and published by Family Software - Drag Racing Computers and Software. This video game was released in 1986 for the Commodore 64 and in 1988 for the IBM PC.

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Main Screen- PC Drag Race Eliminator

This video game is a two-player, drag racing program with timing accuracy to one thousandth's of a second. This simulation of professional drag racing included five classes of NHRA competition, including Top Fuel Dragsters, Top Alcohol Dragsters, Top Fuel Funny Cars, Top Alcohol Funny Cars, and Pro Stock. Race against the computer or another player. The timing system used a .400 Pro Tree with reported reaction times, elapsed times, and vehicle miles per hour. The outcome of every race was determined by the driver, not random data. Supported joysticks and keyboard for input.

Drag Race Eliminator was ported over to the IBM PC and compatibles in 1987 and became one of the longest selling racing games in the history of personal computers.

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