Sprint 2 is a two player overhead-view arcade racer released in 1976 by Kee Games. It was the first in a series of racing games from Atari and Kee Games, a wholly owned subsidiary of Atari. Sprint 2 is believed to be the first Atari product to feature the well-known 'Atari arcade font'.
Sprint 2 evolved from the two player racing game 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, Sprint 2 did not have brake pedals, but the players could still make their cars "fishtail" by turning their steering wheels abruptly.
Other arcade games bearing the Sprint name include:
- Sprint One was released in 1978. The "One" in the title reflects the number of players rather than indicating it was a prequel.
- 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.
- The Sprint franchise regained life in 1986 with Atari's release of Championship Sprint and Super Sprint, two and three player racing games with color graphics. These also inspired a sci-fi racing/car combat game, Badlands.
Source: Wikipedia, "Sprint 2", available under the CC-BY-SA License.