LeMans (video game)

LeMans is a single-player race game created by Atari, Inc. in 1976.[3] It was distributed in Japan by Namco.[1] It is the successor to the Gran Trak 10 and Gran Track 20 video games.

LeMans
Atari LeMans Flyer.png
Arcade flyer
Developer(s)Atari, Inc.
Publisher(s)
Platform(s)Arcade
Release
Genre(s)Racing

GameplayEdit

LeMans is a single-player racing video game in which the player drives along a race track shown in top-down view. The player controls the car using a steering wheel, accelerator and brake peddles and a four-position gear stick. The objective is to drive against a time limit around a series of race tracks, while avoiding oil slicks and the walls. There are six tracks based on real world race tracks (Le Mans, Nürburgring, Sebring, Laguna Seca, Silverstone and Daytona) and four "mystery tracks", two of which will be chosen at random if the player manages to complete the first six tracks within the time limit.[3]

ReceptionEdit

In the United States, it was listed by Play Meter as the fourth highest-grossing arcade game of 1977,[4] and by RePlay as one of the year's top 35 arcade games.[5] It was later among America's top 30 highest-grossing arcade video games of 1979, according to Play Meter.[6]

LeMans was a commercial success for Namco in Japan. On the first annual Game Machine arcade chart, Breakout was the sixth highest-grossing arcade video game of 1976 in Japan. It was the third highest arcade racing game on the list, below Namco's electro-mechanical game F-1 and Taito's video game Speed Race DX (Wheels).[7]

ReferencesEdit

Notes
  1. ^ a b Akagi, Masumi (13 October 2006). アーケードTVゲームリスト国内•海外編(1971-2005) [Arcade TV Game List: Domestic • Overseas Edition (1971-2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: Amusement News Agency. pp. 51–5. ISBN 978-4990251215.
  2. ^ "Production Numbers" (PDF). Atari. 1999. Retrieved September 12, 2013.
  3. ^ a b "LeMans". Arcade Museum. Retrieved 2017-05-15.
  4. ^ "Top Arcade Games". Play Meter. November 1977.
  5. ^ "Profit Chart". RePlay. November 1977.
  6. ^ "The Winners of '79". Play Meter. 1979.
  7. ^ "本紙アンケー 〜 ト調査の結果" [Paper Questionnaire: Results of the Survey] (PDF). Game Machine (in Japanese). No. 65. Amusement Press, Inc. 1 February 1977. p. 2.
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