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Arena

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Sport
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Amiga
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Atari ST
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Description

Arena is a sports game published very early in the lifetime of the 16-bit computers Atari ST and Amiga.

It features six disciplines, including Long Jump, High Jump, Javelin, Shot Put, Pole Vault and the Hundred Meter run. Up to four players can compete in the events, but not playing at the same time, but in a hot-seat mode. Control is like in other sports games: you have to gain speed pushing the joystick in a perfect rhythm, and pushing the trigger at the right time, i.e. to start jumping in the Long Jump and High Jump discipline.

Unlike other games of the genre, humor is not getting short, as a referee is constantly pestering at you, making sarcastic comments if you fail to reach very good results.

Most events are visually presented on several screens which are flipped (not scrolled).

Screenshots

Arena Atari ST I guess this time the leg should hurt a lot
Arena Atari ST Well, not really a new world record. But maybe a personal best?
Arena Atari ST At least no blood is shown here
Arena Atari ST Outch, my back hurts only from watching

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The Press Says

Atari ST User Atari ST Nov, 1986 8 out of 10 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Dec, 1986 6.5 out of 10 65
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Dec, 1986 6.5 out of 10 65

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Contributed to by Jo ST (16685)