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Although graphically challenged, the sheer playability of this game impresses the hell out of me to this day. Night Driver also contains some "no time limit" variations, which I recommend to drug-addicted players who just want to zone out to this game all night long.
So far as replay value is concerned, trying to get farther in the time limit is about all there is to strive for. And this game can be a bit more frustrating than many other racing games on the Atari 2600. Still, if you're looking for a good challenging racing game on the Atari 2600, Night Driver might be worth looking into. I should make one other note. This game requires a paddle controller, so if you don't have a paddle controller, you'll need to get one before you can play this game.
That doesn’t mean Night Driver doesn’t have anything to recommend it. First of all, it’s a paddle game and paddles make any game more fun. Second of all, it’s quite a kick to round those wild corners at high speed – as I alluded to before, the poles on the side of the road deliver quite the light show. (I should mention here that you don’t actually control the car – which is inert – but the road itself to create the illusion of controlling the car. That was Atari’s main innovation in the arcade original.) And there’s enough difficulty variation to keep you busy for at least a little while. The main problem is that technology would quickly make Night Driver obsolete.