Malibu Grand Prix

A 39-year-old Arcade Video Game by Atari, Inc.

Not emulated in MAME


Malibu Grand Prix © 1979 Atari, Incorporated.

A vector graphics racing game.


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Malibu Grand Prix was a driving game where you drove around a track. It was loosely modeled after the Malibu Grand Prix go-kart driving centers owned by Warner Communications, Atari's parent at the time.

The game was fun to drive; the problem was that as you better at it your playing time went down. In a desperate attempt to salvage it, it was given Sprint steering, from the game of the same name. In a real car, as long as the steering wheel is turned, the car continues to turn. In Sprint steering, the position of the wheel determines the position of the car. It's ok (kinda) in a 3rd person game like "Sprint". In a First Person game it's a disaster. Malibu was canceled shortly thereafter.


Designed and programmed by : Ed Logg, Owen Rubin
Hardware : Jed Margolin