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Encyclopedia > Gran Trak 10
Gran Trak 10
Developer(s) Atari
Publisher(s) Atari
Release date(s) July 24, 1974
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single player
Platform(s) Arcade game
Input Steering wheel, gear shifter, and two foot pedals
Arcade cabinet Standard

Gran Trak 10 was a single-player racing arcade game released by Atari in 1974. The player raced against the clock, accumulating as many points as possible. A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual) that creates computer or video games. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Video game publishers are companies that publish video games that they have either developed internally or have had developed by a video game developer. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... July 24 is the 205th day (206th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 160 days remaining. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Computer and video games are generally and popularly categorised into genres. ... A racing game is any [game or games] that involve(s) competing in races through a surrogate playing piece or vehicle, either getting it from one point to another or completing a number of circuits in the shortest time. ... Centipede by Atari is a typical example of a 1980s era arcade game. ... This arcade cabinet, containing Centipede, is an upright. ... A racing game is any [game or games] that involve(s) competing in races through a surrogate playing piece or vehicle, either getting it from one point to another or completing a number of circuits in the shortest time. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ...


It was the first use of ROM in arcade games, and was therefore the first game to have defined characters beyond a simple box (as with PONG) or a collection of dots (as with Computer Space). The primitive diode-based ROM was used to store the sprites for car, the score and game timer, and the race track. The game's controls — steering wheel, four-position gear shifter, and accelerator and brake foot pedals — were also all firsts for arcade games. Read-only memory (ROM) is a class of storage media used in computers and other electronic devices. ... Pong helped bring computerized video games into everyday life. ... Computer Space is a computer arcade game released in 1971 by Nutting Associates. ...

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The game spawned a variety of spin-offs, both within Atari and by their competitors.

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Super Sprint is a 1986 arcade game by Atari Games. ... Kee Games was an arcade game manufacturer that released games from 1973 to 1978. ... The Taito Corporation (タイトー株式会社, taitou kabushikigaisha) TYO: 9646 is a Japanese developer of video game software and arcade hardware. ...

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