2018/3/26: Atari XEGS: Pole Position, Crystal Castles

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2018/3/26: Atari XEGS: Pole Position, Crystal Castles

Postby VideoGameCritic » March 26th, 2018, 3:49 pm

Here are two fun Atari XE game reviews. Feedback?

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Re: 2018/3/26: Atari XEGS: Pole Position, Crystal Castles

Postby pacman000 » March 27th, 2018, 8:32 am

Good reviews. I wonder if Pole Position's automatic acceleration inspired Stun Runner.

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Re: 2018/3/26: Atari XEGS: Pole Position, Crystal Castles

Postby Stalvern » March 27th, 2018, 10:38 am

[one of the dumbest things I've ever typed]
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Re: 2018/3/26: Atari XEGS: Pole Position, Crystal Castles

Postby ActRaiser » March 27th, 2018, 1:35 pm

Stalvern wrote:
pacman000 wrote:Good reviews. I wonder if Pole Position's automatic acceleration inspired Stun Runner.

Space Harrier built on Sega's earlier game Zoom 909 (Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom over here), which was released only a few months after Pole Position. Zoom 909 and Pole Position would both have been in development at the same time, so there isn't much chance of a connection.


S.T.U.N. Runner was awesome! It's a completely different game than Space Harrier. Thanks to wikipedia now I know what the STUN stands for Spread Tunnel Underground Network Runner.

I wasted many a quarter on that machine in the arcade back in the day. Good times.

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Re: 2018/3/26: Atari XEGS: Pole Position, Crystal Castles

Postby Stalvern » March 27th, 2018, 3:06 pm

ActRaiser wrote:S.T.U.N. Runner was awesome! It's a completely different game than Space Harrier.

Maybe I shouldn't post right after waking up! No idea how I managed to read one as the other. :oops:

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Re: 2018/3/26: Atari XEGS: Pole Position, Crystal Castles

Postby GameOfThrones » March 29th, 2018, 11:01 am

A good review I always loved PP on the XE. Your review captures what was good about it.

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Re: 2018/3/26: Atari XEGS: Pole Position, Crystal Castles

Postby ThePixelatedGenocide » March 31st, 2018, 4:27 am

I really miss the days when games like Pole Position could be advertised like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCO8bepGZi0

If the actual game played like that, I wouldn't need another racing game, ever.


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