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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.
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.
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.