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Championship Sprint Championship Sprint - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Championship Sprint - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Race against 3 other formula-1 cars on several different track layouts for bonuses while avoiding oil slicks, pools of water, pop-up posts, tornadoes, and automatic doors. Bonuses include prize money and vehicle upgrades.

Championship Sprint was produced by Atari Games in 1986.

Atari Games released 88 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1984. Atari Games was based in United States.

Other machines made by Atari Games during the time period Championship Sprint was produced include: Road Runner, Star Wars - Empire Strikes Back, Gauntlet, Gauntlet (PlayChoice), Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom, Super Sprint, 720 Degrees, Gauntlet II, Rolling Thunder, and A.P.B.


Name Championship Sprint
Developer Atari Games (United States)
Year 1986
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7312
Class Wide Release
Genre Racing
Conversion Class Atari System II
Game Specific Championship Sprint Pinout
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
Sound Unamplified Stereo (requires two-channel amp)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Play

Championship Sprint is an updated version of the old Atari Sprint series with the ability to upgrade your vehicle as the game progresses. Upgrades are won by collecting wrenches that appear once per track. After you have managed to collect four wrenches, you will be presented with an upgrade screen which gives you a chance to choose better traction, top speed, acceleration, or a faster helicopter. You can upgrade every time you collect four wrenches. If you crash head-on into a barricade, it's likely that your vehicle will be destroyed. If this happens, a helicopter will automatically airlift a replacement to the track. Naturally, this takes time and at the beginning of the game, it seems like an eternity. You can improve this time by upgrading the helicopter as mentioned previously. The replacement will have all of the vehicle upgrades that your previous car had. The tracks are all circular in nature and they vary from the simple oval to contorted tracks with many twists, turns, and bridges. There are also ramps and shortcuts that allow you to circumvent parts of the track. It's great fun with two players.

Championship Sprint KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.27 (5 votes)

Fun Factor: 4.10

Overall Like 4.75
Fun (Social) 4.75
Fun (Solo) 3.00
Collector Desire 3.25

Technical Rating: 3.05

Gameplay 3.80
Graphics 3.75
Originality 2.75
Sound/Music 3.25

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Championship Sprint Census

There are 14,831 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,505 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,882 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 184 known instances of this machine owned by Championship Sprint collectors who are active members. Of these, 154 of them are original dedicated machines. 5 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 24 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 10 active VAPS members with a Championship Sprint machines for sale.

Wanted - There are 7 active VAPS members currently looking for Championship Sprint.

This game ranks a 38 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 13 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



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Championship Sprint Arcade Marquee 23.5" x 7.2"

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Atari Championship Sprint Dual Gas Pedal Assembly

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Year Count Median $ Average $
2015 1 460.00 460.00
2018 1 944.00 944.00
All Years 2 702.00 702.00


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