Enduro is a racing video game for the Atari 2600, where the player must complete an endurance race by passing a specific number of cars each day in order to progress to the next day. The game features a day and night cycle, which was an innovative concept during its release.
In Enduro, the player controls a race car from a behind-the-car perspective on a vertically scrolling track. The goal is to pass a certain number of cars within a given time limit each day. As the player progresses, the number of cars to pass and the difficulty level increases. The day and night cycle adds an extra layer of challenge to the game, as visibility decreases during the night, making it more difficult to see and pass other cars.
The game continues as long as the player can pass the required number of cars each day. If the player fails to pass the required number of cars within the time limit, the game ends. Enduro offers a fun and engaging racing experience with its day and night cycle, making it an enjoyable game for players of all ages.
Enduro consists of maneuvering a race car in the National Enduro, a long-distance endurance race. The object of the race is to pass a certain number of cars each day. Doing so will allow the player to continue racing for the next day. The driver must avoid other racers and pass 200 cars on the first day, and 300 cars with each following day.
As the time in the game passes, visibility changes as well. When it is night in the game the player can only see the oncoming cars’ taillights. As the days progress, cars will become more difficult to avoid as well. Weather and time of day are factors in how to play. During the day the player may drive through an icy patch on the road which would limit control of the vehicle, or a patch of fog may reduce visibility.
If a player succeeds in racing five days or more, an on-screen racing trophy pops up. At the time of release, if the player sent a photograph of this achievement to Activision, they received a patch declaring them an “Activision Roadbuster”.
When the player reaches 999.999 points or km the game will reset and start from zero, then the game has no end and will continue racing forever.
(source: Wikipedia / Enduro)