Relive Your Youth With Pole Position Inspired Pico Racer

Developed for the Pico-8 “Fantasy Console”, the newly released Pico Racer is something only people who remember the Atari age may appreciate. Owing its look and gameplay to classic racing titles like Atari’s Pole Position or the Commodore 64/Amiga classic Pocket Rockets, Pico Racer is a simple race against the clock on a twisting road that has you avoiding other cars while picking up flags to increase your timer.

Those who are intrigued can play Pico Racer in their browser, which lets you enjoy the sweet ascending sound of an 8-bit engine roaring in the background while you work.

The developer, Kometbomb, can be followed via their twitter account, where further updates to Pico Racer are said to be forthcoming.

Carl Batchelor


Carl is both a JRPG fan and a CRPG'er who especially loves European PC games. Even with more than three decades of gaming under his belt, he feels the best of the hobby is yet to come.


    Neat, I love me some Super Scaler-like racing games. I hope the dev adds some music because this is in dire need of some ♫ MAGICAL SOUND SHOWER

  • KefkaFollower

    It looks better than some racers I’ve played as a child.

    Someone else here remembers Atari’s “Enduro” ?

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  • Tero Lindeman

    Hi, and thank you for taking the time and reviewing my silly game. :) I have indeed already added some fixes and missing stuff.

    BTW, the night stages are a direct reference to Enduro.