Pole Position is a port of the of the popular arcade Racing video game of the same name. It was programmed for the TI-99/4A by some of the biggest names in TI programming Jim Dramis, Paul Urbanus, and Garth Dollahite. It was published by Atarisoft as part number RX 8534 on Solid State SoftwareTM Command Module video game cartridge. It was released during the second quarter of 1984 and retailed for $44.95 (USD).
|Original Retail Price||$44.95 (USD)|
|Programmer(s)||Jim Dramis, Paul Urbanus, Garth Dollahite|
|Format(s)||Solid State SoftwareTM Command Module|
|Release||1984 (2nd quarter)|
The player in Pole Position controls a Formula 1 race car as it hurls along the racing speedway at Fuji Racetrack. To begin, the player has to qualify during a time trial lap. The player must complete the time trial between 57 and 120 seconds to qualify. Based on the time trial completion time, the player is placed in the field of 8 racers from either the pole position or position 1, to position 8. As the player races, he/she must avoid crashes with other racers, and keep from veering offroad where billboards await to destroy wayward racers.
Spring 1985 Triton Catalog
You're the driver of a powerful Grand Prix racing car, working your way around the treacherous road course. Watch out for those curves, road hazards and other cars If you want to make it through the e qualifying lap.
From Back of Retail Packaging
First, the qualifying run . . . you and your turbo-charged Formula 1 racer capture the pole position - the spot every driver dreams of. The other racers line up, engines roar, and you're off! Hanging tight to the curves, weaving in and out of the pack, you jockey for the lead. Then you break away, with steel determination to first in the run for the checkered flag . . .
- Atari Computer Museum: Pole Position
- Game Database: Pole Position (TI 99/4A)
- GameFAQs: TI-99/4A - Pole Position
- Moby Games: TI-99/4A - Pole Position (TI-99/4A)
- Pixelated Aracade: Pole Position
- PixelPendant's Texas Instruments Manual Compendium: Pole Position
- TI-99ers On-line User Group: TI-99 Cartridge Listing
- TI-99/4A Video Gamehouse: Pole Position
- Wikipedia: Pole Position