The 3rd unit Nintendo's succesful Color TV-game series, was the Color TV Game Racing 112. The console was introduced on June 8, 1978, and is significantly larger than the previous two units (the 6 and 15), with a larger shipping box. However, the steering wheel is included loose, to reduce the dimensions of the game and prevent an even bigger box. Racing 112 was set to be released at around USD $160 but was lowered to USD $105 to ensure competitiveness. The price would eventually be further reduced to USD $45. The "Racing 112" name is included on a bright metal faceplate on the front. Like the two earlier Color TV Games, the Nintendo name is still not displayed prominently; only on the box and on the bottom of the console. The built-in game (designed by Takehiro Izushi) is a top-down racer similar to Speed Race, an arcade game released by Taito in 1974. Variations include a smaller screen width and opponents that move faster, with all possible game combinations totaling to 112. The system also comes with two paddle controllers that allow for multiplayer.
The console measures an impressive 17 inches (43 cm) wide. The steering wheel is 7 inches (18 cm) in diameter. The casing has a nice off-white and brown color combination and feels very solid. The widened and raised body underneath the steering wheel gives a real dashboard-like feel to the controls left and right of it.
Racing 112 requires an external 9 volt power adapter, which had to be bought separately. It is the same adapter (model CTGA-901R) used by all games in the Color TV Game series.
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|Unused COLOR TV GAME RACING 112 Console||08/2021||$ 792.39|
|Nintendo Color TV Game Racing 112 CTG||09/2021||$ 453.44|
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