There are no reviews for the Atari 2600 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.
|Gameplay||How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.)||3.4|
|Graphics||The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines||3.2|
|Personal Slant||How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes||3.6|
|Sound / Music||The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition||3.2|
|Overall MobyScore (5 votes)||3.4|
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The Video Game Critic
The graphics are some of the best ever for the 2600. Objects and backgrounds are multi-colored, finely detailed, and rendered in high resolution. I was especially impressed by the waves in the surfing event. Each event poses a completely unique challenge, and players choose sponsors to identify their character. California Games is a blast to play. Who would have thought they could have pulled this off on the 2600?
All Game Guide
California Games, like Super Mario Bros. 3 for the NES and Super Mario RPG for the SNES, pushes the capabilities of its hardware into previously unimaginable territory, proving a console is only as good as its best programmers.
The Atari Times
The only problem that I have with this game is that you can't play one event by itself. I don't much care for half-pipe or surfing, but if I want to do the BMX race I have to play through them. This is okay when you are playing with a group who all like varied events, but when you are playing it alone, playing the events you aren't very good at isn't very fun. Overall, that's a small issue with an otherwise incredible game. Get this game, California Games!
California Games bietet zwar keine grafischen oder spielerischen Sensationen, aber immerhin vier erfrischende Sportarten. Wer Summer & Winter Games wird auch gerne California Games spielen. Zudem ist es technisch sehr sauber programmiert. Bei allen vier Disziplinen sind schnelle Reaktionen und viel Fingerspitzengefühl bei der Joystick-Steuerung gefragt.