Bruce Jenner's World Class Decathlon (Windows)

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Description

Bruce Jenner's World Class Decathlon is a remake of the classic title released for 8-bit computers: Daley Thompson's Decathlon. Unlike other button mashers such as those released by Epyx, it focuses on a stats system and career development. As seasons pass by, the player grows from a rookie to, if successful, a world class competitor, by assigning skill points to key areas required to succeed in decathlon: throwing, running, jumping, etc. However, more important than anything else is stamina. As decathlon puts athletes in a strenuous 5 events per day, if the player gives everything in the early events, the legs will start failing in the 400 m (day 1) and the 1500 m (day 2) runs.

All actions are mouse-controlled, and require presses and holds rather than mashing the buttons repeatedly. The game also includes FMV clips from Thompson or Jenney (depending on the version) offering advice about the events.

Screenshots

Bruce Jenner's World Class Decathlon Windows The scoreboard at the end of a decathlon event. The same board can be accessed via the menu bat at any time to show current status for all events.
Bruce Jenner's World Class Decathlon Windows The pole vault starts with a split screen that disappears when the event begins. The player clicks at the right time to plant their pole and at the right time to release and vault over the bar
Bruce Jenner's World Class Decathlon Windows The start of the long jump. This is a practice but the view is the same when in a competition. The split screen disappears when the player presses START
Bruce Jenner's World Class Decathlon Windows Once the race has begun the player's character is always in the centre of the window, which is useful because all athletes look alike. We should see endurance information in the box

Alternate Titles

  • "Daley Thompson's World Class Decathlon" -- UK/European title
  • "Daley Thompsons olympischer Zehnkampf" -- German title

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User Reviews

Save your stamina. Indeed. Luis Silva (13294) 1.2 Stars1.2 Stars1.2 Stars1.2 Stars1.2 Stars

Critic Reviews

GameSpot Jul 25, 1996 4.4 out of 10 44
World Village (Gamer's Zone) 1996 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Joystick (French) Sep, 1996 40 out of 100 40
PC Gamer UK Dec, 1996 33 out of 100 33
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Sep, 1996 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
PC Joker Aug, 1996 29 out of 100 29
High Score Oct, 1996 1 out of 5 20
PC Player (Germany) Aug, 1996 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20
PC Games (Germany) Sep, 1996 19 out of 100 19
Power Play Aug, 1996 17 out of 100 17

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Awards

  • PC Player (Germany)
    • Issue 01/1997 – Worst Translation in 1996

Luis Silva (13294) added Bruce Jenner's World Class Decathlon (Windows) on Jan 14, 2006