Talk:Pole Position (video game)

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High score[edit]

Does anyone know the highest score possible? I think the highest I've had was 59,560. Is 60,000 even possible?


(ancientspirit: I can't remember the exact highest score possible, but I always scored it on the original pole position arcade game once I knew the trick. We had it in my family's restaurant and I played it daily. One customer and I always played it and I could repeat the highest score over and over and he would get mad because he couldn't beat me. I was trying to remember it because I recently found the game here in SF at Fisherman's wharf and I got the two highest scores on that machine on the first 2 quarters. It was a low score for me, but I haven't played the game in around 20 years or more so I forget where to spin the wheel for maximum speed. I am figuring 1990 was the last I played when I was 10. I was trying to remember the max number, but I can't now it is just too many thoughts away. It may have been 60,000, but maybe it was an odd number just below or above. The only way to get the highest score was to go as fast as possible all the way and physically spin the wheel with no hands and grab it at appropriate time on certain sections of the course. Any advice to slow down or shift down is wrong. I never found anyone who could top my score and don't think it was possible to get any more points. I tried it over and over for several years so I am fairly sure. The sit down version and the 2nd pole position were different and for some reason less fun. Pole position 2 had a smaller wheel and was hard to control.

Anyway, I was trying to look it up to see if anyone remembered the high score.)


Good game I played the sit-down version at the lodge in Lake Barkley that is the only Pole Position machine Kentucky. 68.171.74.77 06:18, 29 October 2005

That's nice, I remember playing the game and having some fun as well, but that's not really Wikipedia material. The Talk/Discussion pages are also only meant for discussing the article, not playing the game which it is about for instance. (By the way, type 4 tildes (~) as 1 word to sign your talk page additions with your name/IP and the date/time.) Retodon8 23:32, 29 October 2005 (UTC)
Hey man, aren't you being a bit snobbish? So what if the poor guy wrote ONE LINE about the game? Don't be such a tight ass. 193.251.135.124
I was just informing the poster; perhaps (s)he wasn't aware of Wikipedia's Talk pages' purpose. I wasn't accusing him/her of anything, just trying to help out. Retodon8 15:53, 18 December 2005 (UTC)

Processor type?[edit]

On Zilog_Z8000 it says Pole Position used two Z8002s, not a Z80. Can anyone verify?81.154.222.142 23:23, 1 December 2006 (UTC)
MAME says it uses both one Z80, as well as two Z8002s

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived debate of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the debate was PAGE MOVED per discussion below. -GTBacchus(talk) 20:48, 19 January 2007 (UTC)


Pole PositionPole Position (video game) — This capitalized page name conflicts with pole position (the uncapitalized page name). See Wikipedia:Naming conventions (precision)#Minor spelling variations for the relevant guideline here. The uncapitalized pole position is a general term listed in dictionaries, so it should be considered the primary name. Therefore, the capitalized Pole Position (video game) should be moved elsewhere. Endroit 01:21, 13 January 2007 (UTC)

Survey[edit]

Add  # '''Support'''  or  # '''Oppose'''  on a new line in the appropriate section followed by a brief explanation, then sign your opinion using ~~~~.

Survey - Support votes[edit]

  1. Support as nominator, filling poll position for this poll. Seriously, pole position should be the primary usage, not the video game.--Endroit 01:24, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
  2. Support as per nominator. Don't let games kidnap the real things there were named after in general. -- Matthead discuß!     O       13:17, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
  3. Support per nom. PC78 14:12, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
  4. Support because Pole Position has several possible meanings. Warofdreams talk 00:39, 15 January 2007 (UTC)
  5. Support as per Warofdreams. :) --Tohru Honda13TalkSign here 02:07, 15 January 2007 (UTC)
  6. Support per nom. --Kusunose 03:34, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

Survey - Oppose votes[edit]

Discussion[edit]

Add any additional comments:
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References based only on name "pole position" are irrelevant[edit]

The name "pole position" is a common term in Formula One racing, so I don't see how anything using this term has to be listed on the video game's page. I've removed all references based only on the name. --Krótki 12:15, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Pole0000.png[edit]

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2600 game image in infobox[edit]

Could really use a shot of the arcade game/cabinet in the infobox, rather than a shot of what's just a port of the original game to a console. --Oscarthecat (talk) 00:53, 30 August 2009 (UTC)