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Description

Grand Prix is a singleplayer action racing game. The game is played with an overhead view of the racetrack which scrolls horizontally. The goal is to reach the finish line in the shortest possible time on one of the four different tracks included. Of course, there will be obstacles on the tracks which will slow the player's car down if they're not careful. Numerous other cars will often get in the way, oil slicks will cause the player's car to temporarily lose control, and on the more difficulty tracks, narrow bridges will cause the player's car to come to a complete stop if they miss the path.

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Grand Prix Atari 2600 An aweful lot of traffic here!
Grand Prix Atari 2600 The game in black and white mode
Grand Prix Atari 2600 Careful, narrow bridge!
Grand Prix Atari 2600 A race in progress

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Game Freaks 365 Atari 2600 Jul 03, 2007 7.6 out of 10 76
All Game Guide Atari 2600 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
The Video Game Critic Atari 2600 Mar 19, 2014 C+ 58
Woodgrain Wonderland Atari 2600 Mar 15, 2017 C- 42
Tilt Atari 2600 Jan, 1983 2 out of 6 33

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Trivia

Activision patch

Players who beat the qualifying times for any race could send in a photo of their TV screen as proof and Activision would send them an Activision Grand Prix Driving Team patch. To get the patch, you had to beat the Watkins Glen race in 35 seconds or less, the Brands Hatch race in 1:00 minute or less, the Le Mans race in 1 minute 30 seconds or less, or the Monaco race in 2:00 minutes or less.

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