Hi-way, also known as Highway, is a 1975 single-player arcade racing game by Atari Inc. Marketed with the slogan “Hi Way — All It Needs Is Wheels,” it was Atari's first game to use a sit-down arcade cabinet.
This is a game where you dodge cars on both sides of a narrow two lane road. For every car you pass you gain one point. If you hit a car on the road you lose all your momentum and do not gain the point. The player will sit in a cabinet and steer with a steering wheel. The game ends when time runs out.
The game uses vertical scrolling, influenced by Taito's Speed Race (1974), which was released by Midway Manufacturing as Racer in North America. Hi-way is also the first racing video game to use a sit-down cabinet similar to older electro-mechanical games. The same cabinet design would be used the next year with Atari's popular driving game Night Driver (1976).
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- Cabinet version at Arcade flyers
- French upright version ('highway') at Arcade flyers
- Hi-Way at system16.com