The Stunt Cycle arcade flyer

Considered by many collectors as the coolest of the dedicated (non-cartridge) Atari home consoles, Stunt Cycle allowed aspiring Evel Knievel wannabes the joy of performing knarly stunts -- without the risk of breaking one's neck. Tons of tricks to pull off here, from jumping cars and buses to flying over wide canyons. Based on the coin-op of the same name.

The original coin-op had been released in 1975 to take advantage of the then popular motorcycle stuntman Evel Knievel. Originally a motorcycle salesman who began doing stunts to draw attention to his store, by the early 70's he was a household name. Atari's coin-op attempted to capture the feel and fun of the stunt jumping Evel Knievel was famous for, and was a mild success.

The Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle set

No self respecting Garanimals wearing 70's kid made it through that time without an Evel Knievel toy. Especially cool and the most popular, was the gyro powered stunt cycle. Allowing you to create your own stunts and let Evil jump and ride over whatever junk you could find around your parent's house, it was the flagship of the Evil Knievel toy craze of the mid 70's.

Atari releases a home version of Stunt Cycle....

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