Atari Karts

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Atari Karts
Atari karts.jpg
Developer(s) Miracle Designs Ltd.
Publisher(s) Atari Corporation
Platform(s) Atari Jaguar
Release date(s) December 22, 1995
Genre(s) Racing game
Mode(s) 1-2 players
Distribution Cartridge

Atari Karts is a kart racing video game for the Atari Jaguar published by Atari Corporation and developed by Miracle Designs Ltd.[1]

The game was criticized for its lack of interesting power-ups. Instead of being able to fire projectiles like in Mario Kart, the only offensive power-up reversed the other player's direction buttons. The game was also criticized for the limited enemy AI, which results in perfect drivers as the player's competition.[2]

The music was composed in 1994 by Fabrice Gillet in Protracker on an Amiga.[3] Neither he nor the people who created the in-game artwork are listed in the game's credits at the end of the game. The manual refers to them as the "Miracle Designs Team".[4]

The game is one of the rarest games for the Jaguar.[citation needed]


  • Bentley Bear, the main player character of Crystal Castles, is a playable character in this game.
  • The names of the cups in the game contain various Atari references:
    • The Borregas Cup is a reference to the old address of Atari: 1196 Borregas Avenue, Sunnyvale.
    • The Tempest Cup's name is a tribute to the classic Atari arcade game Tempest, which also received a Jaguar title, Tempest 2000.
    • The Miracle Race is named after Miracle Designs, the game's developer.


  1. ^ "The official Miracle Designs Ltd. website". Archived from the original on 18 February 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-20. 
  2. ^ George, Gregory D. "A review of the game at the site Atari Times". Retrieved 2007-02-20. 
  3. ^ "The games' music modules on Amiga Music Preservation, a site collecting Amiga music". Retrieved 2007-02-20. 
  4. ^ "A transcription of the game's manual". Archived from the original on 28 April 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-22. 

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