Image: Steeplechase,  Pinball, Video Games, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, Hopewell Township, Hall of Fame,   Museum

Steeplechase is a 6-player arcade game by Atari Inc., originally released in 1975. Developed by Atari subsidiary Kee Games, it simulates a steeplechase-style horse race.

Up to six players can play against each other, each choosing a horse while the computer control the seventh horse on the bottom. Each player’s horse begins galloping, and the player must jump over obstacles in their lane by pressing their colored button. The horse that successfully jumps all obstacles smoothly becomes the fastest horse and wins.

Originally called AstroTurf, all pcb’s still have the name on the board. The game is housed in a custom extra wide cabinet that six individually colored and lit buttons used to make a player’s horse jump. The monitor is a 23″ black and white CRT monitor with 6 color overlays to make each of the 6 horizontally stacked lanes match their colored button counterparts. Sounds include a bugle, galloping hoof beats, and crowd cheers.

SOURCE: Wikipedia