Atari Video Game, "Indy 500," 1977

Summary

When the Atari 2600 launched in 1977, Indy 500 was one of the first nine titles advertised. It was made in the spirit of full-size coin-operated arcade racing games. The home version of Indy 500 could be played with the standard controller, or with a special driving controller with a rotating dial that gave players greater control over their vehicles.

When the Atari 2600 launched in 1977, Indy 500 was one of the first nine titles advertised. It was made in the spirit of full-size coin-operated arcade racing games. The home version of Indy 500 could be played with the standard controller, or with a special driving controller with a rotating dial that gave players greater control over their vehicles.

Artifact

Video game

Date Made

1977

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driven to Win

Object ID

2018.19.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Plastic
Cardboard
Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 7.5 in  (Packaging)

Width: 5.5 in  (Packaging)

Length: .938 in  (Packaging)

Inscriptions

on front of game cartridge: game program / indy 500 / 1-4 RACE CARS / 5-8 CRASH N' SCORE / 9-10 TAG / 11-14 ICE RACE / ATARI / CX-2611 on top of game cartridge: 11 indy 500 on front of packaging: INDY 500 / GAME PROGRAM / 14 VIDEO GAMES / RACE CARS CRASH N' SCORE / TAG / ICE RACE / ATARI / A Warner Communications Company / CX 2611 on side of packaging: 11 INDY 500 / ATARI / CX 2611 on back of packaging: INDY 500 / GAME PROGRAM / 1-4 RACE CARS / 5-8 CRASH N' SCORE / 9-10 TAG / 11-14 ICE RACE / Use your Driving Controller to play all the racing games. [...]