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California Games (Commodore 64)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Commodore 64 release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.9
Overall MobyScore (20 votes) 4.1

The Press Says

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Epyx surpass themselves yet again with another incredible sports simulation. Don't miss it.
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
Amazoid! A brilliant sports sim that's four quid well spent!
The Games Machine (UK)
California Games is easily as impressive as its forerunners with the six events providing plenty of playability and long-term entertainment.
Commodore User
California Games is the best of the 'games' series, the graphics are a new first not only for Epyx but for the 64. The sound is amazing too and features the 60's classic 'Louie, Louie'. But the greatest virtue of the game is its ease of use and playability.
Happy Computer
Es kann natürlich auch an den ungewöhnlichen Sportarten liegen, aber im Gegensatz zu World Games vermisse ich die Fazination, den Reiz des Neuen. Trotz aller Kritik gibt es aber kaum Zweifel, daß California Games für alle Fans von Sportspielen ein Muß ist. Ein sicherer Anwärter auf die Spitzenplätze der Hitparaden.
Power Play
Die C 64-Originalversion dieses Klassikers ist immer noch die beste. Keine andere Umsetzung nutzt die Hardware so gut aus und bietet ein so gutes Spielgefühl. Die sechs Disziplinen sind so abwechslungsreich und spieltechnisch anspruchsvoll, daß man hier wirklich viel für sein Geld geboten bekommt.