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{{GameInfobox
{{Infobox VG
 
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|image =
|title=Pole Position II
 
 
|developer = Namco
|image=[[File:Pole Position II Cover.jpg|250px]]
 
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|publisher = Atari
|developer=[[Namco]]
 
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|designer =
|publisher={{vgrelease|JP=Namco|NA=[[Atari]]}}
 
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|engine =
|released=1983, 1987, 1988
 
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|na_rel = {{Release|1983|||NA|Arcade}}<br>{{Release|1986|||NA|Atari 7800}}
|genre=[[Racing game|Racing]]
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|genre = Racing
|modes=[[Single-player]]
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|features = Single-player
|platforms=[[Arcade game|Arcade]], [[Atari 7800]], [[Commodore 64]], [[MS-DOS]], [[Mobile Phone]]
 
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|platforms = Arcade, Atari 7800
|input=Steering wheel, gear shifter, pedals
 
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|media =
|cabinet=Standard and Sit-down
 
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|input = Atari 7800 Controller
|arcade system=[[Namco Pole Position]]
 
|cpu=Z80 @ 3.072&nbsp;MHz, 2x Z8002 @ 3.072&nbsp;MHz
 
|sound=Namco, Custom, Samples
 
|display=[[Raster graphics|Raster]], 256 x 224 pixels (Horizontal), 128 colors
 
 
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'''Pole Position II''' is an arcade game released in 1983. It was later ported to the [[Atari 7800]].
 
'''''Pole Position II''''' is a [[racing game|racing]] [[arcade game]] that was released by [[Namco]] in 1983 as the sequel to ''[[Pole Position (video game)|Pole Position]]'', which was released the previous year. As with the original, Namco licensed ''Pole Position II'' to [[Atari]] for US manufacture and distribution. Atari also released ''Pole Position II'' as the pack-in game for their [[Atari 7800|Atari 7800 Prosystem]] console.
 
 
 
==Gameplay==
 
==Gameplay==
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Select one of four challenging courses to race your Indy car! Finishing the course before the timer runs out results in extended play. Beware of road hazards and other cars! Colorful landscapes and advertising bill-boards line each of the Fuji, Test, Suzuka, and Seaside race tracks.
[[File:Polepos2.png|thumb|left|Gameplay of ''Pole Position II'']]
 
There is a new opening theme, and in addition to the original [[Fuji Speedway|Fuji racetrack]], there are three others to choose from: Test (resembling [[Indianapolis Motor Speedway]]), Seaside (resembling [[Long Beach Grand Prix]]), and [[Suzuka Circuit|Suzuka]]. The graphics were improved; cars have a different color scheme and explosions show debris. Wheel spin has also been added to the game. One notable difference between the Japanese and U.S. versions is that while the timer is displayed as "TIME" in the Japanese version (as with the previous game), it is displayed as "UNIT" in the U.S. release.
 
 
==Legacy==
 
''Pole Position II'' appears in various ''[[Namco Museum]]'' collections, but presumably due to licensing issues,{{Citation needed|date=January 2008}} Fuji Speedway and Suzuka Circuit were renamed Namco Circuit and Wonder Circuit (after Namco's "Wonder" series of Japanese theme parks), respectively. In ''Namco Museum Virtual Arcade'', they were renamed Blue and Orange respectively.
 
 
In 2006, [[Namco Networks]] released the game on the mobile platform, paying attention to details to keep it authentic to the arcade original.<ref>[http://wireless.ign.com/articles/681/681565p1.html IGN review of Pole Position II cell phone game]</ref><ref>[http://www.namcogames.com/game_detail.php?gid=40 Listing of phones the Pole Position II game is available on]</ref>
 
 
==References==
 
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== External links ==
 
* [http://www.arcade-history.com/?n=pole-position-ii-upright-model&page=detail&id=2001 ''Pole Position II''] at Arcade History.com
 
 
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[[Category:1983 video games]]
 
[[Category:Arcade games]]
 
[[Category:DOS games]]
 
[[Category:Atari arcade games]]
 
[[Category:Atari 7800 games]]
 
[[Category:Commodore 64 games]]
 
[[Category:Mobile phone games]]
 
[[Category:Namco games]]
 
[[Category:Racing video games]]
 
[[Category:Video game sequels]]
 
 
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Latest revision as of 00:47, 6 June 2019

Pole Position II is an arcade game released in 1983. It was later ported to the Atari 7800.

Gameplay[]

Select one of four challenging courses to race your Indy car! Finishing the course before the timer runs out results in extended play. Beware of road hazards and other cars! Colorful landscapes and advertising bill-boards line each of the Fuji, Test, Suzuka, and Seaside race tracks.