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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 A 'real' decathlon. All athletes look the same, possibly because only one has been created, so it's good that the player's athlete is always centre screen
Bruce Jenner's World Class Decathlon Windows The high hurdles is another event where timing the jumps/mouse clicks is important
Bruce Jenner's World Class Decathlon Windows This is the main menu. The noticeboard on the right sets the game's options, Coach are short video clips featuring Daley, Showers exits the game and Field plays the game.
Bruce Jenner's World Class Decathlon Windows Clicking on a locker opens this Athlete Creation function.

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 (13292) 1.2 Stars1.2 Stars1.2 Stars1.2 Stars1.2 Stars

Critic Reviews

GameSpot Jul 25, 1996 4.4 out of 10 44
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
PC Player (Germany) Aug, 1996 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20
High Score Oct, 1996 1 out of 5 20
PC Games (Germany) Sep, 1996 19 out of 100 19
Power Play Aug, 1996 17 out of 100 17
Online Gaming Review (OGR) Jul 23, 1996 1 out of 10 10

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

Luis Silva (13292) added Bruce Jenner's World Class Decathlon (Windows) on Jan 14, 2006