|Designer(s)||Dennis Koble & Lyle Rains|
|Mode(s)||One-player or Two-player game|
|Display||Raster (black and white), standard resolution|
Sprint 2 evolved from Gran Trak 10 and Gran Trak 20, but included a microprocessor (the 6502), a first for racing games. This allowed Sprint 2 to include two computer-controlled cars, better graphics, and more tracks. Unlike Gran Trak, this machine did not have brake pedals, but the players could still make their cars "fishtail" by turning their steering wheels abruptly.
Sprint 2 was the first in a long series of games, some of which bore its name into the 1980s.
- Sprint 4 and Sprint 8, a 4 player and 8 player version respectively, were released in 1977. Both were full color raster versions of the game.
- Sprint 1 was released in 1978. The "1" and "2" designations reflect the number of players, rather than indicating it was a prequel.
- Badlands, a 2 player "post-apocalyptic" setting update of Championship Sprint, was released in 1989.
Sprint 2 was also believed to be the first Atari product to feature the well-known 'Atari arcade font'.
The current world record holder for Sprint 2 is Alan Radue with a score of 524 points. The record was set on September 24, 2011 at the Tranquility Base Arcade and verified by Twin Galaxies International on September 29, 2011.
- Commentary from GameSpy
- Commentary from Phosphor Dot Fossils
- Sprint 2 at the Killer List of Videogames
- Entry at the Arcade Flyer Archive
- Sprint 2 at ArcadeStuff
- Sprint 2 at GameFAQs
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