Death Race

Death Race is an arcade driving game by Exidy that was released in 1976. It is considered to be one of the most controversial video games of all time due to its violent themes involving running over “gremlins.”

The game is played from a top-down perspective, and the player controls a car that must run over “gremlins” that are fleeing from a prison. The gremlins are represented by stick figures, and they squeal and scream when they are run over. The player can earn points for running over gremlins, and the goal of the game is to score as many points as possible before the time runs out.

Death Race was a commercial success and was one of the most popular arcade games of its time. However, it was also met with controversy due to its violent themes. Some people argued that the game was too violent and that it encouraged players to commit acts of violence in real life. As a result, Death Race was banned in some countries.

Despite the controversy, Death Race is considered to be a landmark game in video game history. It was one of the first games to feature violent themes, and it helped to pave the way for the development of the modern action game genre. It is also a reminder of the early days of video games, when anything seemed possible.

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