Indy 500 - 1977 is a racing video game released by Atari, Inc. for its video-computer system (later known as the Atari 2600). It was built in honor of the 500 miles of Indianapolis, and is based on Atari's arcade before 8, the Indy 800 players.
Indy 500 was one of nine launch titles when the Atari 2600 went on sale in September 1977. Sears Tele-Games later reissued as a race; no changes are made in the gameplay. Included with every game was a set of two motion controllers, which were identical in appearance to the control gate in 2600, but with some otlichiyami.Hotya packaging states that it has fourteen games, this number refers to each of the different tracks, as "game ". In fact, there are only three unique game modes, which are as follows. Everyone can play with one or two players, and with a time limit or a limit result.
- Standard Race: players race against the clock to complete as many laps as they can, or compete to complete 25 laps (requires two players). A number of courses have been presented, that all have "icy race" variation due to slippery physics.
- Accident and the result: this mode requires two players, but one can be computer controlled. In any case, the goal is to find and drive into the white square randomly placed on the track, it will earn depending on the points, and then be randomly placed in a different location.
- Tags: similar to the previous one, it is the two players, where one can be automated. This, in essence, the tag; one who has a flashing car to score points while avoiding another car player who earns points on the "note" the blinking car, then the role of the players reversed.