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Pole Position II Pole Position II - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Pole Position II - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


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.

Pole Position II was produced by Atari in 1983.

Atari released 137 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1972. Atari was based in United States.

Other machines made by Atari during the time period Pole Position II was produced include: Fast Freddie, Gravitar, Dig Dug, Black Widow, Akka Arrh, Alpha 1, Arabian, Cloak & Dagger, Cloud 9, and Crystal Castles


Name Pole Position II
Developer Atari (United States)
Year 1983
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9064
Class Wide Release
Genre Racing
Conversion Class unique
Game Specific Pole Position II Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Pole Position II Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 1
Game Play Single
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Steering: Wheel
  • Shifter: 2-position (low, high)
  • Pedals: 2
Sound Unamplified Mono (requires one-channel amp)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
  • Environmental/Cockpit
  • Upright/Standard - Irish (European Model)
Bezel Pole Position II Bezel Image
Side Art Pole Position II Side Art Image

Pole Position II KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.67 (8 votes)

Fun Factor: 4.14

Overall Like 4.29
Fun (Social) 4.29
Fun (Solo) 4.29
Collector Desire 3.57

Technical Rating: 3.59

Gameplay 4.71
Graphics 3.63
Originality 3.17
Sound/Music 3.86

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Cabinet Information

The sitdown version of the game uses separate accelerator and brake pedals while the upright only uses a single pedal.


IPole PositionI and IPole Position III use the identical board set. An EPROM swap, custom IC swap, and several jumpers will convert one into the other.



VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Pole Position II Census

There are 14,896 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,528 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,131 machines (6,927 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 320 known instances of this machine owned by Pole Position II collectors who are active members. Of these, 250 of them are original dedicated machines. 36 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 34 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 10 active VAPS members with a Pole Position II machines for sale. There is one active VAPS member with an extra Pole Position II circuit board for sale.

Wanted - There are 10 active VAPS members currently looking for Pole Position II. There are 2 active VAPS members looking for Pole Position II boards sets.

This game ranks a 66 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 17 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

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The game uses two Z8002 microprocessors, one Z80 microprocessor and a Namco 6channel stereo PSG for sounds. An onboard NiCd battery keeps highscores even with the game turned off.


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Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): cockpit
  2. 3D Model (External): Upright

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Auctions Recap

Year Count Median $ Average $
2016 1 632.50 632.50
2017 2 786.75 786.75
2018 2 914.50 914.50
All Years 5 747.50 807.00


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