Speed Freak

Publishers Vectorbeam
Developers Vectorbeam
Release date 1979
Genre Racing
Game rating

Game Description

Speed Freak is a monochrome vector arcade game created by Vectorbeam in 1979. Along with Atari’s Night Driver, it is one of the earliest first-person driving games and the first such game known to use vector graphics. The game is a behind-the-wheel driving simulation where the driver speeds down a winding 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 allotted 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.

Download Speed Freak

We might have the game available for more than one platform. Speed Freak is currently available on these platforms:

Arcade (1979)

Speed_Freak_Arcade_ROM_EN.zip (10.8KB)

Additional files, patches and fixes

Speed Freak Arcade Manual (English)

Speed Freak Screenshots


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