General info for: Pole Position
Title:
Pole Position
Original Release Year:
Original Publisher:
Authors:
Graeme Devine
Message Language:
English
Machine Type:
ZX-Spectrum 48K
Genre:
Maximum Players:
1
Controls:
Cursor, Interface 2 (right), Kempston
Original Price:
£7.99
Spanish Price:
1900 ptas.
Comments:
According to Computer Gamer: "Pole Position for the Spectrum came out originally in May 1984 under the Atari label. But with the 'new look' Atari, they lost the licence from Namco for Pole Position. So Datasoft ended up with the game rights to Pole Position.
So to cut a very long story short U.S. Gold have ended up with the Datasoft version of the game. The only difference between the two versions is that the signs on them are different. One says 'Datasoft' a lot and the other says 'Atari' a lot.
Otherwise the game is straight Pole Position."
Other platforms:
Amstrad CPC, Atari 5200 , Atari 8-bit , BBC Micro, Commodore 64
Original WoS Score:
7.04 (29 votes)

Pole Position screenshot
http://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/pub/sinclair/screens/in-game/p/PolePosition.gif screenshot
RZX Archive / Youtube
License Information
Name: Atari Games Ltd
Country: USA
Type: Arcade coin-up
Original Name: Pole Position
Name: Datasoft Inc
Country: USA
Type: Arcade coin-up
Original Name: Pole Position
Name: Namco Ltd
Country: Japan
Type: Arcade coin-up
Original Name: Pole Position

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Compilations featuring this title
Release Year: 1987
Release Year: 1987
Release Year: 1986
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Issue: 1984/11
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Article Type: Feature - Chart Toppers '84
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Issue: 1984/7
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