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Winter Challenge: World Class Competition (Atari ST)

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Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.5
Overall MobyScore (3 votes) 4.4

The Press Says

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Atari ST User
Overall, Winter Olympiad is great fun to play. The sound effects are a little drab, but the music is good and spectacular graphics are used throughout. The gameplay and speed compliment each other and, although some events are more difficult than others, everyone should find at least one to suit them.
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
The graphics for Winter Olympiad are superb, but sound leaves a little to desired. Each stage plays well and requires a substantial amount of practice to complete with anything like a record-breaking score. Dedicated sports simulation fans could find the fun dies off quickly though.
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
Despite all this, I cannot recommend the game. The pretty graphics do not compensate from a basic lack of gameplay. If you are seriously in the market for a winter sports game for your ST then I would suggest you check out Epyx/US Gold's Winter Games
Power Play
Selbst wenn man gnädig darüber hinwegsieht, daß die Programmierer ordentlich bei Winter Garnes abgekupfert haben, fühlt man sich bei Winter Olympiad 88 böse aufs Glatteis geführt. Die Disziplinen bieten nichts Neues und sind zudem technisch nicht gerade optimal programmiert. Auf dem Atari ST ist das Spiel in dieser Hinsicht noch ganz gut gelungen: beim Slalom bekommt man zum Beispiel ein sehr ansehnliches Scrolling zu sehen. Die C64-Version bietet über weite Strecken katastrophale Grafik und sieht im Vergleich zum Oldie Winter Garnes arm aus. Auch spielerisch hatte ich mir von Winter Olympiad etwas mehr erwartet. Die indiskutable C64-Version versenkt man am besten in einer tiefen Gletscherspalte.