Omega Race



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Omega Race

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Name: Omega Race
Developer: Midway Manufacturing Co.

Year: 1981
Type: Videogame

Class: Wide Release

  • Orientation: Horizontal
  • Type: Vector
  • CRT: Black and White
  • 19-inch Electrohome G05

Conversion Class: unique
Game Specific: Omega Race Pinout
Settings: Omega Race Dipswitch Settings

Number of Simultaneous Players: 1
Maximum number of Players: 2
Gameplay: Alternating
Control Panel Layout: Single Player

  • Rotary: Optical
  • Buttons: 2 [ThrustFire]

Sound: Amplified Stereo (two channel)

Cabinet Styles:

  • Upright/Standard
  • Cabaret/Mini
  • Cocktail
  • Environmental/Cockpit


Player controls an “Omegan Space Fighter”, and attempts to destroy waves of enemy droid ships. Battle takes place on a rectangular “track”. Player’s ship bounces off invisible walls of track.

Cabinet Information

This game was released in four cabinet styles: upright, sit-down, mini, and cocktail. Only the upright and sit-down models feature the blacklight effects. The sit-down model, unlike the others, is for one player only.

In the upright cabinet, the monitor projects the images upward onto a see-through mirror in front of day-glow colored “star-scape” scenery. The scenery is illuminated by a blacklight, with striking results. The cabinet exterior is also notable. The monitor glass has artwork at the sides and bottom, and there is a decorated, lighted “attraction panel” just below the control panel.

Game Play

Omega Race falls into the general category of Asteroids-type games, but has several unique features that distinguish it. An encoder wheel controller makes the player’s ship highly maneuverable. The screen has no “wrap-around” the player’s ship bounces upon impact with the walls. Scores and other information are constantly displayed in a rectangle in the center of the screen player and enemy ships occupy the track-like space around the center rectangle. Each wave can be completed quickly, giving the game a more exciting, fast-paced feel than Asteroids.


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Additional information

Weight 350 lbs


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