Sprint 2

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Sprint 2
Developer(s) Kee Games
Publisher(s) Kee Games
Designer(s) Dennis Koble & Lyle Rains
Platform(s) Arcade
Release date(s)
  • NA November 2, 1976
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) One-player or Two-player game
Cabinet Upright
CPU 6502
Display Raster (black and white), standard resolution

Sprint 2 is a 2 player overhead-view arcade racer released in 1976 by Kee Games,[1] a wholly owned subsidiary of Atari.

Technology[edit]

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.

Legacy[edit]

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.

Sprint 2 was also believed to be the first Atari product to feature the well-known 'Atari arcade font'.[2]

Highest score[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sprint 2 Killer List of Video Games Entry". Retrieved 2007-08-21. 
  2. ^ Arcade-history.com - Sprint 2

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