Derby Day

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This game received 8 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.489 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #183 in the Pinside EM Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 7.311

Artwork: 7.645

Sounds/Music: 1

Other Aspects: 7.662

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9 months ago
backglass animation is great for suck an old game
4 years ago
Horse racing at its best!
4 years ago
Derby Day (1967) is a challenging, exciting bash-n-race machine. I'm not usually into the horse racing theme, but this game provided enough of a challenge that I found myself wanting to try to win over and over, though, by the tenth game, I was noticing diminishing marginal returns on the excitement factor. Derby Day is probably best to play at an expo like I did, or on location somewhere - not one I'd like to own. Worth playing just to see the design engineering in the backbox.
7 years ago
At least I remember playing it some 35-40 years ago as a kid. But even then I didn't like the play. It can be a nice 2 player game if you get your horse to win over the ones of your competitor but without a friend this one doesn't last.
7 years ago
Very cool idea, you are racing your horses on the backglass. Maybe the worst gameplay and ruleset ever. Scoring made no sense at could flip for 5 minutes and generate 135 point or get 500 off the "plunge" which is actually just a button push, kinda neat but there is no aiming that thing.

All this said, there is something that makes you want to play this over and over. Great when playing in a group because so much feels like luck on this one. Bad but good all at the same time. The movie equivalent is Halloween 3.
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