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Dragster is a drag racing simulation for one or two players. The object of the game is to be the first car to race across the screen in the two player game, or to race across the screen in the shortest possible time in a one player game. The joystick acts as both the gas peddle and clutch; you have the ability to shift from first through fourth, but be careful not to shift too soon because you can't downshift! You must also be careful not to rev your engine too much, or you'll blow your engine and be out of the race. There are two game variations included; in the simpler game, you just need to drive straight to reach the goal. In the advanced variation, you also have the ability to steer and need to keep your car driving straight between the bleachers and road divider.


Dragster Atari 2600 A race in progress...
Dragster Atari 2600 The game in black and white mode
Dragster Atari 2600 And the top car pulls ahead!

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Le Geek Atari 2600 May, 2008 3 out of 5 60
Game Freaks 365 Atari 2600 Jul 03, 2007 5.9 out of 10 59
Woodgrain Wonderland Atari 2600 Dec 26, 2016 C+ 58
neXGam Atari 2600 May 26, 2014 5.7 out of 10 57
The Video Game Critic Atari 2600 Aug 12, 1999 C 50


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If you could complete the race in 6.0 seconds or less and send in a photo of you TV screen as proof, Activision would have sent you a World Class Dragster Club patch.
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