Hard Drivin' Race Drivin' Arcade by Atari; high score: 212,000 points!!!

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SpeedyC362 : well folks, its been awhile since i've posted. figured i'd update u guys. the monitor on the game went out a few months ago, so i gotta fix/replace it. it was looong on its way out! that job gonna have to wait until June or so - but once its done, i promise i'll post a video me kickin' ass on the stunt track and the Auto X.... before the monitor broke, i was playing the game a lot, and I can 100% confirm internet rumors that on the stunt track, if you drive fast and dont crash, you CAN GAIN a couple seconds every lap, and theoretically play forever!

jugglingembalmer : Why can't I get a cockpit view like this without the driver and steering wheel on the screen with a modern sim. I don't need to see the driver's arms and steering wheel on the screen when I've got my own real arms and steering wheel in front of me.

Allyssa Lord : This was definitely my ask time favorite arcade game! I was pretty good at it, but not this good. I'm working on a set up now for grand turismo 6 with the g27 wheel setup that will have an adjustable seat and correctly placed controls and shifter. That's the plan anyways.

tHeWasTeDYouTh : this must have blown the minds of people in 1990 when it came out

Miller : I could not Wait to go to the Arcade every week end to play this game. ABSOULTLY the best Nostalgic game out there. Our Arcade had the sit in cockpit version. This stimulation game was aheaf of its time for 1989.

414pwz : 2:36  "Tomorrow will be the most beautiful day of Raymond K. Hessle's life."

Signalsoldier : Man this game taught me how to drive a manual transmission! Long live the nostalgia!

Jason Doucette : Thanks for the video. Wicked setup. Looks like a blast.

Matthew Doucette : 9:25 so close!!

phaedrus44 : I remember watching this a long time ago, and I'm the dude that bought your other machine! Had a lot of fun with it for a long time, but it needs some work now. Any idea the best way to get to the seat position sensor pot?

Mike NA : great driving !

paul rogers : LOL I see we use some of the same tricks & shortcuts :-) cut the corner shorter on the first right turn by the barn to save more time

Gus Davis : Just realized I had this on ps2, Midway Arcade Treasures 3.

Lance the Lush : I learned how to drive a stick on this game! Besides, When you hit the Cow it was so strange.....

Tibor Sipos : 1996-ban ezen a gépen több mint 500.000 pontot értem el !!!!! A kedvencem volt

zoltan87 : Wow impressive. Also htey ported this game to PC, it's called "Stunts", it was a DOS game in 1990. I LOVED that game.

Stingy McDuck : Test Drive III on PC looked so much like this game, but it didnt handle or animated so well. For the time it was released, this game sure looks impresive.

Mark Alldridge : Awesome game for its time this was. You should be able to get down to 1 minute 15 sec lap times with practice.

Bret Linden : NO speed track? I always did the stunt for the first lap to qualify then I did the speed track

6speedguy84 : Don't downshift if your rpm's are near redline.

WalterDiamond : Wow, this brings back memories. At 14 or so I was hooked on Hard Drivin'. I remember a scoring glitch somewhere over the 5 or 600,000 mark where the score would roll back to nothing and you needed to gain at least 10,000 more points for the score to fully display. Race Drivin' had the same glitch at every million. My best ever Super Stunt Track game was between 5.0 and 5.1 million. I didn't make it another 100,000 so the score was #1 at half a million and change. Took 4.5 hours to finish.

Matt Krackow : That's an absolute fact. Back sometime in 1992 I got 4,888,000 and change playing Race Drivin' in the Park City Mall in Lancaster Pa. I got an extra 4 seconds or so after I completed each lap and had built up a huge cushion of time. I ultimately had to go home so I just goofed around to run down the clock and got the score mentioned above. Getting a high score in a video game is really nothing to be proud of, but I have to admit that it was cool to see that average score was in the low 200,000 range & the second highest was 400,000 and change. I was always curious what the second place guy thought if he ever saw that he was beat...

Daz : cool game and driving. those non-survivable landings after getting airborne always used to screw me up when I'd play this as a kid.

PoserMan1973 : Did you get it fixed? I absolutely loved this game back in 1990-1991. My parents took my brother and I to Vegas a lot when we were kids. We played this version at Circus Circus. Primadonna had the crappy un closed version. I owned that game. Always had the high score. If you own this game, your high score isn't that great. You should be shaving a lot more time off. Take better angles on corners, going in and out of jumps. My best was in the 720,000 range. This was back in 1991. Damn....I was 17. Keep practicing. Mooooooooo! Hitting the cow is funny.

steven bloomfield : i have the upright arcade version of the game and damn ill be lucky to beak 100k points 

Theworkout Tablet : great run but far from a world record quality. you can run a sub one minute lap if you cut through the dirt, don't slow at the first jump, and don't slow at the second jump. most times you automatically crash, so it was a quarter waster to do this.

heesil77 : That was my favorite. Arcade game

6speedguy84 : Do you still have this game? If you do, please post more videos of it.

Matthew Doucette : How much I love this. Play it the most on a Genesis, if you can believe that.

Draygone Fuzzbottom Jr : Normally I'd be against pointing a camera at a TV, but in this case it's part of the experience, and the experience looks pretty cool.

PP1969GR : Can you do that on Mame?

eeretz : I totally envy you! - I only played this twice when I was a kid. Now I'm looking to have one at home.

SeriousAtari : Great video.. would love to see this score posted at highscore.com

Siberian Husky : I always had the big bulky steering wheel.

SSi Racing Team : Jase TRD & SJH Rotaries high scores at Fashion Island Mall in Foster City, Ca.

Z : lol race drivin on the snes was so horrible but this one looks good

James Reeve : Love this game

david mcgrath : Outstanding!

bliglum : This game was/is awesome!!!  Amazing physics for the day.

Subparanon : In my teenage head, owning one of these would have been like winning the lottery. Congrats. Still the most realistic clutch operation and force feedback I've ever felt on any racing rig.

mactsk : my favorite driving game, i really learned to drive on that arcade, very nice to see it after many years! TNX!

Bryan Hunter : Dude yes... I wish I had this machine in my house

Steven Hare : Cool.  Do you live in Lockport, NY by chance?? I saw the sweatshirt thought maybe it was a Lockport Lions

LancerJak : Already know he can drive in real life and drive good cuz he's owning Hard Drivin'.

LancerJak : So epic.

stephen deben : this is my favorite classic arcade game ever

chris williams : thank you for posting this i love this game

Waddawik : i got my first blowjob after playing this game and winning when i was 14

Adam Kendall : Yup my dad worked on that ;D

Alky Styles : I just bought my first full size arcade, 720 by Atari, aka Skate or Die. THIS will be my second, I hope. I dumped so many Dollars on this one. Any idea how much I should expect to pay for a good working condition. The tension in the steering wheel makes this game as well as the challenge for high replay value. It was so close every single time. Love it! Thanks for posting the Video!