User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Vectrex release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Overall User Score (6 votes) 4.1

Critic Reviews

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TeleMatch (Feb, 1984)
Grafisch ist Pole Position auch in der Vectrex-Adaption beeindruckend. Gegen die Version spricht, daß es mit relativ wenig Fahrten nicht allzu schwer ist, hohe bzw. annähernd Höchst-Punktzahlen zu erzielen und fehlerfrei zu fahren. So erreichte ich (ich zähle mich weiß Gott nicht zu den extrem reaktionsschnellen Videospielern) nach insgesamt ein bis zwei Stunden „Fahrpraxis“ 74.950 Punkte. Viel mehr ist denn auch kaum, möglich, da nach vier Rennrunden alles vorbei ist. Schade! Insgesamt aber ein bemerkenswertes Spiel!
The Video Game Critic (Sep 02, 2001)
Here's a racing game you might not expect to see on the Vectrex, but it plays surprisingly well. Your car looks very impressive, especially when it turns or explodes. Too bad the other cars look like total crap, looking like mere boxes in the road! The track itself conveys movement fairly well, although the only thing actually moving is the striped line in the center. The mountains in the background look fine, but the signs displaying odd symbols on the side of the road look silly. The game uses the first two buttons to shift, and the others to accelerate. The precise control makes it easy to weave through traffic. Pole Position has the same musical tunes as the arcade version, and the engine sound effects are pretty good also. This is a nice change of pace from all the shooters on this system.
Retro Game Reviews (May 20, 2015)
Pole Position is fun for a short while but ultimately it leaves you wanting more. While it was a massive influence on the genre (and rightfully so) it unfortunately hasn't aged as well as some other racing games like Turbo (1982, Colecovision).