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California Games (Atari ST)

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

User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Atari ST 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.

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Overall MobyScore (6 votes) 3.9

The Press Says

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Atari ST User
I thouroughly enjoyed both games and think they will appeal to most that want a break from the common shoot-'em-ups. I have been playing California Games on the PC for about twelve months and now its on the ST I consider it to be slightly better than Games Summer Edition.
ST Format
On the whole the events are enjoyable, though perhaps a little difficult to begin with - there are loads of controls and rules for you to learn. Fortunately there are also practice events. The graphics aren't spectacular - the bloke doing the foot bag looks like he needs major surgery - but they're up to the job. Sound is predictable and minimal. If you can ignore the trendy and embarrassing comments that continually appear, you're in for a good time with California Games. lt's truly a gnarly buy, dudes (ack! it’s catching).
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
Save on the airfare to California by taking part in the ST California Games, featuring events such as the Half Pipe, Surfing, Roller Skating, Foot Bag, BMX Racing and the Flying Disk. Although the events are quite entertaining, it isn't quite as enjoyable an experience as the C64 disk version. Still, for eight quid, six events isn't bad value for money.
Power Play
Die Grafik übertrifft eindeutig die der Amiga-Version, was ein ziemliches Armutszeugnis für deren Programmierer ist. Auf dem ST macht California Garnes mehr Spaß als auf dem Amiga.
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Die einzelnen Disziplinen sind recht gut umgesetzt worden. Allerdings „wollte“ man bei CHOICE anscheinend nicht auf die Ruckelei verzichten. Dieses macht sich besonders bei den scrollenden Disziplinen bemerkbar. Beim „BMXen“ kommt dann die mangelhafte technische Ausführung erst so richtig zum Vorschein. Wer diesen Wettbewerb länger als fünf Minuten spielt, sollte mal den Augenarzt aufsuchen. Die restlichen Sportarten sind eigentlich ganz gut von den Programmierern rund um CHOICE konvertiert worden. Die präzise Joysticksteuerung und die niedliche Animation der Sprites wurden ebenso beibehalten wie die „Epyx-typischen“ Scherze. CALIFORNIA GAMES ist zwar nicht das Gelbe vom Ei, doch für absolute Sportfreaks vielleicht noch zu empfehlen.