is an Atari Arcade Game
from 1975. It's one of the first Driving Games
, and the first with a sit-down cockpit cabinet. You drive a car down a twisting, vertically-scrolling road in Top-Down View
. You can't crash
, hitting other cars or driving off the road just slows you down. You score points
for distance driven, and the game ends when you run out of time.
Hi-Way provides examples of:
- Arcade Game: The first arcade driving game with a sit-down cabinet, and it was open on the top and sides like an open-wheeled race car. This not only made it more realistic, it meant that everyone else in the arcade could see how you were doing.
- Attract Mode: The car moves from left to right across the screen and wraps around, while the road scrolls by beneath.
- Driving Game: An early, primitive example, in black and white and Top-Down View. You drive a car that looks like a white box with wheels on a road that weaves left and right across the screen.
- In-Vehicle Invulnerability: Hitting cars or going off the road just slows you down.
- No Plot? No Problem!: Where are you going? To get a high score.
- Scoring Points: A point is awarded for every couple of screen lengths' worth of driving.
- Timed Mission: Drive as far as possible before time runs out to get a high score.
- Top-Down View: The way you view the road.