Pole Position Atari 8-bit sprite hack by AtariAge member TIX


During the late 80's Namco released a brilliant arcade racing game called Pole Position, which was designed by Tōru Iwatani, designer of Pac-Man, ending up as one of the most popular arcade racing games of 1982-3. Well if you remember this game AND you played it on one of the many systems this game came on such as the Atari 8-bit, you'll be pleased to know John Shawler has contacted us to tell you a hack of the game has been released giving a slight improvement to the graphics.


Although it is difficult to notice even in the screenshot and the above video, the Atari 8bit hack by TIX doesn't just have a more realistic explosion especially when crashing, but as noted by the email we received, redrawn cars which gives the cars a more sportier look including a black lined spoiler.

And that's pretty much it, but for a more detailed description including development head on over to the AtariAge forum link below.

Links :1) Source 2) Revision 3

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