EVR Race (lost Nintendo arcade game; 1975)

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EVR Race.jpg

Arcade flyer for the horse racing version of EVR Race.

Status: Lost

After a couple 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]

No cabinets are known to have survived to the present day, not even in Nintendo's possession[3], and few tape reels still exist.[4]

References[edit | edit source]

  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.