On This Day: August 21st

The first arcade game with ROM is introduced. The main feature on today’s On This Day from TEST Huddle.




1974 – Atari introduce the Grand Trak 10Atari's Gran Trak 10

In the United States, Atari introduces the arcade racing game Gran Trak 10. The game is the first to feature the use of ROM in an arcade game. Therefore it becomes the first game to feature characters more elaborate than a simple box or a collection of dots. The diode-based ROM is used to store sprites for the car, the score, the game timer, and the race track.  The game’s controls are novel too. The game is the first to feature a steering wheel, along with an accelerator and brake pedals.








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