Dear Abandonia visitors: We are a small team that runs one of the largest DOS Games websites in the world. We have only 3 members of staff, but serve 450,000 users and have outgoing costs like any other top site for example: our servers, power, rent, programs, and staff. Abandonia is something special. It is a library of old games for you to download. It is like an old gaming arcade with all the old games in their original format. Abandonia is a place where you can find great old games and have fun four hours and years. To protect our independence, we are dependent of our friends using the site. We run on donations averaging around 6 USD (5 Euro). If everyone reading this gave the price of a cup of coffee, our fundraiser would be made easier. If Abandonia is useful to you, take one minute to keep it online for another year. Please help us forget fundraising and get back to Abandonia.

When Abandonia was founded it was to collect and present all old games where the copyright protection had been abandoned, hence the term ’abandonware’ and the site name We are still doing our best to keep the site open and free and will appreciate your support to help it stay that way.

‐ Thank you from the Abandonia Team

We are trying to make it easy for people in every country to donate. Please let us know how we could make it easier for you.

Please give whatever you can to help us.

Amount: Currancy:

select language!
not a member yet? register here! forgot your password? reset here!

Download Pole Position

Pole Position
47 kb




Pole Position is a racing game; you're a Formula 1 driver, and you want to become champion. Sounds easy, and it is. There's no plot or track selection, just simple racing on pre-defined racecourses. Every new track has more turns, some of them quite sharp, which makes it more difficult to get to the finish line.


Driving in this game is very easy. You can define keys to control acceleration, braking, turning left and right, and switching gears (your car only has two). When you drive, you need to carefully avoid your opponents; otherwise your car will explode just by touching them, taking quite a few seconds from your precious time. The same thing occurs when you try to drive through the signs on the side of the track.

Time is most valuable in this game, but not for an obvious reason. You could be thinking, "If I lose time, I lose my position in the race." The funny thing is that the game doesn't track your position; if you pass another car, you gain nothing, and if someone overtakes you, you lose nothing. All that matters is to get to the checkpoint before the time expires - I believe you can imagine what will happen when the timer reaches zero.

The graphics aren't good, and the four-color palette doesn't make the game pretty. Apart from this, the screen looks like it's divided into two parts: The lower one shows the track, and this is the place where you should look; the upper part shows some mountains, which scroll right and left when you go around curves, and the sky.

To run this game, you have to mount a floppy drive in DOSBox and copy all the files to it, then run the DRIVE file. It's a little bit tricky to find out how to mount a floppy, so check the DOSBox manual for details. In my opinion, the game doesn't provide enough enjoyment for the amount of effort you need to expend to get it to run.


Reviewed by: bobson / Screenshots by: bobson / Uploaded by: bobson / share on facebook

User Reviews

If you like this game, you will also like

3rd Person, CGA-only,
3rd Person,
LeoVegas Mobil Casino

Your Ad Here