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A Challenging Chase In Space! Omega Race is a classic vector arcade game. This game takes place on a single screen with a large square in the middle that displays your score, lives and other information (This information square also serves as huge obstacle).
You control a spaceship that moves much like the ship in "Asteroids". You zip around the perimeter of the score area zapping several different enemy types while avoiding mines. Gameplay is very fast paced, it usually takes under a minute to complete each level.
Omega Race was Midway's only vector game created. It was designed as a direct response to Atari's "Asteroids", released two years earlier.
Omega Race differed significantly from Asteroids in a few respects. First, there was no ''wrap-around'' (where you exit on one edge and return to the opposite edge). The walls would stop the player's fighter if it impacted them. Second, all the information such as high score and ships left were in a box in the middle of the playing field. Last, you could be expected to encounter multiple attackers in each wave.
Although Omega Race wasn't a big seller, it still created a following. Unfortunately, this game came out when games such as "Pac-Man" were at their peak.
* Backdrop ON/OFF
* Color or monochrome graphics
* Difficulty Normal/Easy
* Sound ON/OFF
* Redefinable keys
* Joystick/Gamepad option
* Run in fullscreen or window.
Start the game with the ENTER key.
Leave the game and return to the menu, or Windows, with the ESC key.
Use the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys to rotate your spaceship..
Use ALT to thrust and CTRL fire at anything that moves (and if if doesn't move, shoot it anyway).