• Computer & PC Games
• Console Games
• Arcade Games
• Pinball Machines
• Handheld Games
• Traditional Games
• PlayStation 2
• Game Boy Advance
• Nintendo 64
and more platforms...
You are a game expert?
You are interested in
sharing your knowledge?
Submit your data here:
• Top contributors
Units produced: Atari
Controls/Input Device: Control(dial), Buttons(6)
Number of Players: 2
Acting Talent involved:
More Machine Details:
More System Details:
Game Awards Nominations:
Game Awards Won:
Sprint 2 (set 1) VGMuseum Game Endings
Sprint 2 (set 1) on CAESAR
Sprint 2 (set 1) high score and replay at MARP
Sprint 2 (set 1) on datObase
MAME folder name: sprint2
Display: raster 512x224 @ 60.00Hz (60.00 pixclock)
Sound: 2 channels
Emulated in MAME via driver sprint2.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 12; Savestate: unsupported
6290-01.b1 with 2048kb
6291-01.c1 with 2048kb
6396-01.p4 with 512kb
6397-01.r4 with 512kb
6398-01.k6 with 512kb
6399-01.j6 with 512kb
6400-01.m2 with 256kb
6401-01.e2 with 32kb
6404.d1 with 2048kb
6405.e1 with 2048kb
- 0.147u2: hap fixed clone Omega Fighter Special. The game fails to boot or finish post. After showing bad rom errors, the game resets.
- 0.147u1: Fixed maincpu rom loading.
- 0.122u7: Fixed gfx1/2/3/4/5 rom loading.
- 0.89u3: Changed Z80 CPU2 clock speed to 5MHz.
- 0.37b10: Yochizo added 'Omega Fighter' (UPL 1989) and clone Omega Fighter Special.
- 21st November 2000: Yochizo fixed some graphics bugs in the Omega Fighter / Atomic Robo-kid driver.
- 8th November 2000: Yochizo sent in a driver for Omega Fighter and Atomic Robo-kid.
- 25th April 1999: Dumped Omega Fighter Special.
LEVELS: 8 (restarts once)
* FB Alpha
Recommended Games (Star Force):
Night Star (DECO Cassette)
Alpha Mission / ASO
Alpha Mission II / ASO II
Astro Warrior (Mega-Tech)
Truxton / Tatsujin
Tatsujin (Tourvision PCE bootleg)
Truxton II / Tatsujin Oh
GunHed (Tourvision PCE bootleg)
The Next Space
Super Star Soldier (Tourvision PCE bootleg)
Strike Gunner S.T.G
Final Star Force
Viper Phase 1
Mars Matrix: Hyper Solid Shooting
Romset: 2016 kb / 8 files / 457.8 zip
Credits Mameinfo and Mametesters Project Robert J. Rabgno et al.
Sprint 2 (c) 1976 Kee Games.
In this game you control a race car on a semi-circular track. You are looking down on the action from above. Your only goal is to drive around the track as many times as possible, and as fast as you can. There will be four cars on the track at all times (the computer lets you know that 'Grey cars drive automatically'). Player one controls the white car, while player two (if present), controls a black car. The game will rate you at the end, you can get rated Granny, Rookie, or Pro, and getting a score over 250 points will extend the game an extra 30 seconds. The game has several different tracks available, and you can select them with a button at the start of a match. The graphics are simple black and white with two shades of gray thrown in for good measure. They are simple, but they get the job done.
- TECHNICAL -
Game ID : 005922
Main CPU : MOS Technology M6502 (@ 756 Khz)
Sound Chips : Discrete circuitry
Players : 2
Control : Steering wheel, Gas pedal, four position shifter
Sprint 2 came in one form, that of an orange and black upright. The game had car sideart, and featured an integrated marquee/ monitor bezel (many early titles combined those two components, that was before anybody had begun to think about conversions, which are hard to do on these machines). The control panel featured two steering wheels that had 360 degree movement (and worked off optical encoders), and a gas pedal and a four position shifter for each player. All of the game circuits are built into a single large PCB, which also has an integrated power supply.
- TRIVIA -
Sprint 2 was released in November 1976. Atari's first mass-produced microprocessor-based game (Approximately 8200 units were produced). Sprint 2 was considered, by other game designers, one of the great all-time games. This is by far the most common game of the Sprint series, there were more of these than all the rest of them put together.
After a nearly 50-year run, the mid-1970s video games like Sprint 2 spelled the end of the electro-mechanical arcade games (such as "Killer Shark" seen in the movie Jaws). Video games would spawn a nation-wide phenomenon which has gone on to this day.
Sprint 2 was one of many mid-1970's Atari games such as "Night Driver", "Starship 1" and "Drag Race" which were often found at carnivals and bowling alleys. Kids would flock to these establishments just to get an opportunity to play the games rather than the primary source of entertainment they offered. When the 80's arrived, video games could be found everywhere including grocery stores and kids didn't have to go very far to play their favorite game.
Believed to be the first game to utilise the now well-known 'arcade font'. This font has since been used by many, many non-Atari games manufacturers including Namco, Irem, Nichibutsu and Nintendo.
A Sprint 2 unit appears in the 1978 movie 'Dawn of the Dead' and in the 1982 movie 'Tron'.
- SERIES -
1. Sprint 2 (1976)
2. Sprint 8 (1977)
3. Sprint 4 (1977)
4. Sprint One (1978)
5. Super Sprint (1986)
6. Championship Sprint (1986)
7. Bad Lands (1989)
- STAFF -
Designed and programmed by : Dennis Koble, Lyle Rains
- PORTS -
* Consoles :
Nintendo DS [UK] (March 11, 2005; "Retro Atari Classics [Model NTR-ATAE-UKV]")
Nintendo DS [EU] (March 11, 2005; "Retro Atari Classics [Model NTR-ATAE-EUR]")
Nintendo DS [US] (March 16, 2005; "Retro Atari Classics [Model NTR-ATAE]")
Nintendo DS [JP] (June 30, 2005; "Atarimix Happy 10 Games [Model NTR-P-ATAJ]")
Nintendo DS [AU] (November 2007, "Retro Atari Classics [Model NTR-ATAE-AUS]")
- CONTRIBUTE -
Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=2596&o=2
Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
00000000 0450 0000003C FFFFFFFF Infinite Time
Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file