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Pole Position

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Full titlePole Position
Year of release1984
PublisherAtarisoft (UK)
Re-released byErbe Software S.A. (Spain)
IBSA (Spain)
US Gold Ltd (UK)
Author(s)Graeme Devine
Tie-in licenceNamco Ltd (Japan) / Atari Games Ltd (UK) / Datasoft Inc (USA) (arcade coin-op: Pole Position)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K
Number of players1
ControlsKempston, Interface 2, Cursor and Keyboard
TypeArcade: Race 'n' Chase
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£7.99
1900 ptas.
AvailabilityAvailable as both Perfect TZX and non-TZX
Protection schemeMultiple schemes (see individual downloads)
Additional infoAppeared on side B of the compilation 40 Principales Vol. 10, Los (Erbe Software S.A.)
Appeared on tape 2, side A of the compilation Gold Collection II, The (US Gold Ltd)
Appeared on side B of the compilation Spectrum Stingers (US Gold Ltd)
Also listed on Wikipedia, Freebase and Lost in Translation
RemarksAccording 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 US 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 systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro and Commodore 64
Score 7.04 (29 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
FilenameSizeTypeOriginCodeBarcodeD.L.YearEncoding scheme
PolePosition.tzx.zip23,632(Perfect TZX tape image)Original releaseTSM95321984Unspecified custom loader
PolePosition(different).tzx.zip22,675(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release1984Unspecified custom loader
PolePosition(different)_2.tzx.zip20,056(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release1984Unspecified custom loader
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator PolePosition.tap.zip20,667((non-TZX) TAP tape image)1984
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator PolePosition(different).tap.zip24,704((non-TZX) TAP tape image)1984
PolePosition(MediumCase)(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).tzx.zip22,743(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseM-27666-19851985SpeedLock 1
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator PolePosition(IBSA).tzx.zip21,852(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseM-27666-19851988None
PolePosition(USGoldLtd).tzx.zip23,284(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-release1984SpeedLock 1

Additional material
PolePosition.gif3,825(Loading screen)
PolePosition.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
PolePosition(different).gif4,181(Loading screen)
PolePosition(different).scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
PolePosition(USGoldLtd).gif2,967(Loading screen)
PolePosition(USGoldLtd).scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
PolePosition.gif3,020(In-game screen)
PolePosition(Atarisoft).txt3,692(English instructions)
PolePosition(IBSA).pdf22,165(Spanish instructions)
PolePosition(USGoldLtd).txt3,892(English instructions)
PolePosition(Atarisoft).jpg161,432(Cassette inlay)
PolePosition(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).jpg158,722(Re-release cassette inlay)
PolePosition(IBSA).jpg110,251(Re-release cassette inlay)
PolePosition(USGoldLtd).jpg75,113(Re-release cassette inlay)

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