DescriptionBruce 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.
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- "Daley Thompson's World Class Decathlon" -- UK/European title
- "Daley Thompsons olympischer Zehnkampf" -- German title
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|Save your stamina. Indeed.||Luis Silva (13294)|
The Press Says
|GameSpot||Jul 25, 1996||4.4 out of 10||44|
|Joystick (French)||Sep, 1996||40 out of 100||40|
|World Village (Gamer's Zone)||1996||40|
|PC Gamer UK||Dec, 1996||33 out of 100||33|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||Sep, 1996||30|
|PC Player (Germany)||Aug, 1996||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|
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- PC Player (Germany)
- Issue 01/1997 – Worst Translation in 1996
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