Dodgem

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Dodgem
Developer(s) Atari / Kee
Release date(s) 1975/Jan.?
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Arcade system(s) Discrete Logic
Arcade display raster

According to Marty Goldberg, Dodgem was supposed to have been the same as Atari's 1975 game Dodgeball and part of the usual Atari/Kee variations with cabinet by Regan Cheng. It's mentioned in the October, 1974 issue of Vending Times.

Cabinet artwork and assembly diagrams have been found and dated to 1973.

It appears it was under development as of 06/20/1974 because Kee Games stated that they wanted to do their own version (with no changes made to the Atari version in the Kee Games Game Needs and Wishes Memo from June 20, 1974 at AtariGames.com.

Discrete logic, uncertain if anything to dump.

If this made it to production, no examples are known to have survived, possibly only made it to field-test.

Not to be confused with the Atari 2600 game named Dodgem.

Also not to be confused with Zaccaria's Dodgem arcade game, or Atari-France's license/bootleg of Exidy's Crash as Splash in 1979, which could be confused for Dodgem. "Dodgem" basically became slang for Sega/Gremlin Head On-like games (theirs was the first) due to the Atari 2600 game.

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