Speed Freak

From Codex Gamicus
Jump to: navigation, search
Speed Freak
Basic Information
Type(s)
Video Game
Vectorbeam
Vectorbeam
Vectorbeam
Racing
1 Steering Wheel, 1 4-Position shifter and 1 foot pedal
Arcade
Retail Features
Gameplay-Single-player.png
Main Credits
Larry Rosenthal
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
1979
Awards | Changelog | Cheats | Codes | Codex
Compatibility | Covers | Credits | DLC | Help
Localization | Manifest | Modding | Patches
Ratings | Reviews | Screenshots | Soundtrack
Videos | Walkthrough

Speed Freak is a monochrome vector arcade game created by Vectorbeam in 1979. It is a behind the wheel driving simulation where the driver speeds down the computer generated road past other cars, hitchikers, trees, cows and cacti. Occasionally a plane will fly overhead towards the screen. One must avoid crashing into these objects and complete the race in the alloted time. The player can crash as many times as he wants before the time runs out and players were treated to two different crash animations. The first was a simple cracked windshield effect, the second was a crash where the car explodes into car parts that fly through the air.

External links[edit | edit source]