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Math Gran Prix by Atari, Inc. on the Atari 2600

Math Gran Prix (released as Maths Grand Prix in Europe) is an educational video game written for the Atari 2600 by Suki Lee and published by Atari, Inc. in 1982

General Information

Developer - Atari, Inc.

Publisher - Atari, Inc.

Release - 1982

Platform(s) - Atari 2600

Number of Players - Single-player, two-player

Genre - Educational

The player must advance a car through a Grand Prix race by answering mathematics questions, with 9 variations of play. Random bonuses may pop up during play. Both two- and single-player gaming against the computer is possible, with the computer's calculation speed slowed artificially compared to its normal speed of calculation in single-player mode. Questions included addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. The game is aimed at 7-to-10 year old children.

In a January 1983, review the British computer games magazine TV Gamer described the game as "certainly a lot more entertaining than its predecessor, Basic Maths". A review in the January 1983 edition of Tilt magazine, a French video games magazine, gave the game 2/6 for graphics and 4/6 for interest, saying that the game might even be of interest to adults.


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