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Video Game / Night Driver

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Night Driver is a video game released in 1976 for arcades, Atari 2600, and Commodore 64. In it, you drive a car at night. You have to stay on the road while you accelerate and try to go as far as possible within 100 seconds. Doing well enough gives you 100 more seconds.

This game provides examples of:

  • Always Night: Obviously, as indicated by the title, it's a racing game always set at night.
  • Attract Mode: When someone isn't playing the arcade version, it drives slowly through the track by itself with game over displayed above.
  • Camera Abuse: The game screen gets cracked if you run into something in the C64 version.
  • Cap: The point counter maxes out at 999. That said, going any higher than that makes it overflow.
  • Non-Indicative Difficulty: The Expert and Pro tracks may actually be easier than the Novice track, as even if they have more twists and turns, the design is at least more predictable.
  • No Plot? No Problem!: No plot present at all. Just drive.
  • Timed Mission: You have 100 seconds, with a potential 100 more seconds in bonus time. Drive as far as you can.