EVR Race (lost arcade Nintendo game; 1975)


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EVR Race
Arcade flyer for the horse racing version of EVR Race.
Arcade flyer for the horse racing version of EVR Race.
Status Lost

After a couple of years of making arcade games using 16mm film, Nintendo released their first true video game in 1975.

EVR Race was a race betting game. It used EVR (Electronic Video Recording) tape, which is basically film, but the frames are scanned and converted into video for display.

Two reels of tape were available: one with horse racing and one with car racing.[1] Players bet on which racer they thought would win and won if they were correct. Since the video was pre-recorded, there was very little interactivity.[2]

Not even Nintendo owns a cabinet[3], and few tape reels still exist.[4] A partial cabinet, however, was listed on Yahoo! Auctions in November 2016, and, as of May 2017, it is still available. The tape reels seem to be intact, but the entire control table is missing and the machine doesn't turn on.[5]

References

  1. EVR Race at Before Mario. Retrieved 3 October '15.
  2. EVR Race at TV Tropes. Retrieved 3 October '15.
  3. EVR Race at TV Tropes. Retrieved 3 October '15.
  4. EVR Race at Before Mario. Retrieved 3 October '15.
  5. EVR Race listing on Yahoo! Auctions. Retrieved 6 May '17.

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Anonymous user #1

10 months ago
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I think this is a cool concept a betting game it would be cool if the player would get how much money he/she beted on or have to pay how much money he/she beted on
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JonM313

6 months ago
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I wonder if this will ever resurface.
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Anonymous user #2

4 months ago
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Probably not but the community could make a recreation of EVR race
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JonM313

4 months ago
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Yeah they could. Maybe they can also recreate the Laser Clay Shooting System/Mini Laser Clay
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TeridaxXD001

2 months ago
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Someone on Yahoo Auctions is selling part of the cabinet, including the tapes:

http://buyee...n/x465226628
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