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Angel Nieto Pole 500

MobyRank MobyScore
ZX Spectrum
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3.4
Atari ST
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3.1
Amstrad PCW
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Description

Angel Nieto Pole 500 is a motorcycle game based on the 500cc World Championship, starring the Spanish legend Angel Nieto (13 World Championship titles in the 50cc and 125cc classes between 1969 and 1984).

This game allows to choose between various number of game modes with the primary target to beat all rivals. Other available options include multiplayer, motorcycle characteristics, circuit or meteorology.

And then, in the World Championship you can choose another option: see the stats of your competitors (his times in the trainings, records and position in start line), also you can run the official training on each circuit to be placed on the best position to start the race.

The game includes 16 circuits in total (the official of this competition), you can try it by separate to train, but if you want to win the title you must to show your abilities in each one of them since the first. Another feature of Pole 500 is the possibility to run in training mode or Championship mode with 2 players simultaneously (in this case the screen will be sectioned horizontally).

Screenshots

Angel Nieto Pole 500 Atari ST Catching up on a tight battle after 1 lap
Angel Nieto Pole 500 ZX Spectrum Main Menu
Angel Nieto Pole 500 DOS Menu (CGA)
Angel Nieto Pole 500 Amstrad CPC A long and empty road!

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The Press Says

Computer Emuzone Amiga Aug 27, 2001 9 out of 10 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Dec, 1990 6.4 out of 12 53
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Dec, 1990 5.6 out of 12 47
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Dec, 1990 5.2 out of 12 43

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Trivia

Ángel Nieto

Despite the game's title, Ángel Nieto never actually raced in the 500cc World Championsip, though he did win the Spanish championship in this class. His primary international success was in the 50cc and 125cc classes, though he also raced in 80cc (which was a direct replacement for the 50ccs) and in five 250cc races. He retired from racing in 1986, four years before the game was launched. He has subsequently been involved in team management, while his sons Angel Jr. and Pablo, and his nephew Fonsi, have also raced at world championship level.
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