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Winter Games (Atari 7800)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.2
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5 point score based on user ratings.

Advertising Blurbs

Back of Box - Commodore 64 (US):

    WINTER GAMES™

    The Quest for the Gold Continues...

    You've captured the gold in Summer Games™ and Summer Games II™ - now it's on to the Winter Games! And what an incredible setting - a completely realistic winter wonderland featuring six action-packed events. You can compete against your friends or the computer.

    First choose the country you want to represent. Then it's practise, training and learning a winning strategy for each event. Now the opening ceremony and the competition begins. Will you be the one who takes the gold at the Awards Ceremony?

    The quest for the gold continues...And it's all here - the strategy, the challenge, the competition, the art and pageantry of Winter Games!

    • Six Winter Events: Bobsled, Ski Jump, Figure Skating, Free-Style Skating, Hot Dog Aerials and the Biathlon
    • Opening, Closing and Awards Ceremonies complete with National Anthems
    • Compete Against the Computer or your Friends and Family
    • Unique Joystick Control - Requires Timing and Skill
    • One to Eight Players

    Contributed by FatherJack (52204) on Jun 24, 2014.

Back of Re-release Cassette Inlay - Commodore 64 (EU):

    WINTER GAMES™

    "Get your Furs on and have a go, if it doesn't grab you then you're intangible!"
    ZZAP! 'SIZZLER' 94%

    "The best sports simulation on the Amstrad."
    89% AMTIX

    "An entertaining and challenging sports simulation - one of the best on the Spectrum."
    93% CRASH SMASH. CRASH!

    Contributed by FatherJack (52204) on Jun 24, 2014.

Back of Cassette Inlay - Commodore 64 (UK):
    INCLUDES: BOBSLED, SKI JUMP, FIGURE SKATING, FREE-STYLE SKATING, HOT DOG AERIALS AND THE BIATHLON.
    OPENING, CLOSING AND AWARDS CEREMONIES COMPLETE WITH NATIONAL ANTHEMS.
    COMPETE AGAINST THE COMPUTER OR YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY. ONE TO EIGHT PLAYERS.

    Contributed by FatherJack (52204) on Jun 24, 2014.

The Official Nintendo Player's Guide (1987):

    GO FOR THE GOLD



    The spectacle and pageantry of the 1988 Winter Olympic Games in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, has captured the hearts and minds of people the world over. Against a graphically-vivid backdrop of snow-capped peaks, sparkling snow, and glittering sun, the world's finest young athletes will soon compete for the coveted gold, silver and bronze medals. The spectacular opening ceremony is about to begin. A hush falls over the crowd, as the runner lights the Olympic Torch and white doves are released to the heavens.

    GAME PLAY: As one of the world's greatest winter sports contenders, you are familiar with the emotional intensity of world-class competition. But you are cool and calm as you practice, train, and develop a winning strategy for each event: the grueling speed skating race on ice: daredevil hot dog aerials; graceful figure skating; and the bobsled, where every hair-raising turn could mean the difference between wiping out and winning. Are you ready to go for the gold? If so, let the games begin. Remember, no guts, no glory.

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on Mar 20, 2004.

Advertisement in COMPUTE!, March 1987:

    STAY ON TOP
    OF WORLD EVENTS.



    The following programs are brought to you by an incredible series of events.

    Over 30 of them, to be specific.

    They're the unforgettable events of our best-selling Games series.

    First, World Games. Eight international events ranging from Sumo wrestling to cliff diving. Bull riding to weightlifting. Even skiing the Chamonix slalom.

    There's our enormously popular Summer Games. Break records in track, swimming, diving, gymnastics and skeet shooting, just to name a few.

    There's its equally acclaimed sequel, Summer Games II. Go for the gold in rowing, cycling, equestrian, fencing, the high jump, the triple jump, kayaking, and more.

    Finally, there's the icy challenges of Winter Games. Wait'll you careen the tube in a bobsled. Fly the ski jump. Or choreograph an entire figure skating routine. You'll flip over the hot dog aerials. And beg for mercy in the Biathlon. And coming next summer, our newest Games program. (Better get ready to hit the beach.)

    Now, it may seem like a lot to handle.

    But don't let world events get the best of you.

    Contributed by Belboz (6513) on Oct 14, 2001.

Advertisement in COMPUTE!, December 1985:
    WINTER GAMES’. THE QUEST FOR THE GOLD CONTINUES...

    You've captured the gold in Summer Games® and Summer Games II’. Now it's on to the Winter Games! And what an incredible setting - a completely realistic winter wonderland featuring seven action-packed events.

    At the Ski Jump you control your form in mid-air, knees straight, leaning forward. Hot Dog Aerials challenges your courage and your sense of humor. In Figure Skating you leap into Double and Triple Lutz jumps - wow the crowd with a perfect Camel into a Sit Spin. It's timing and style that counts. Free Skating lets you choreograph your own routines. In speed Skating it's you against a fellow speed demon - the fastest human beings on level earth! And the Bobsled - still faster as you fly around hairpin turns, leaning hard to stay in the tube. Finally the Biathlon, the ultimate challenge to your endurance in cross-country skiing and marksmanship.

    All of this fun and excitement is easy to learn and play. You control the action with the joystick, animating your player for style and rhythm. You choose the country you want to represent. Listen to its national anthem. Then it's practice, training and learning a winning strategy for each event. Now the Opening Ceremony and the competition begins - against your friends or the computer. Will you be the one who takes the gold at the Awards Ceremony? Will your name be etched amongst the World Record holders?

    The quest for the gold continues... And it's all here - the strategy, the challenge, the competition, and pageantry of Winter Games!

    Contributed by Belboz (6513) on Apr 12, 2001.

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    There´s never been a better reason for looking forward to Winter! You´ve captured the gold in Summer Games and Summer Games II - now it´s on to the Winter Games! And what an incredible setting - a completely realistic winter wonderland featruing six action-packed events. You can compete against your friends or the computer.

    First choose the country you want to represent. Then it´s practice, training and learning a winning strategy for each event. Now the Opening Ceremony and the competition begins. Will you be the one who takes the gold at the Awards Ceremony?

    The quest for the gold continues... And it´s all here - the strategy, the challenge, the competition, the art and pageantry of Winter Games! Six Winter Events: Bobsled, Ski Jump, Figure Skating, Free-Style Skating, Hot Dog Aerials, Speed Skating and the Biathlon.

    Opening, Closing and Award Ceremonies complete with National Anthems Compete against the Computer or Your Friends and Family. Unique Joystick Control - Requires Timing and Skill.

    One to Eight Players.


    Contributed by jeff leyda (1586) on Mar 28, 2000.