The Games: Summer Edition (Commodore 64)

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You start as a member of the 1988 U.S. Olympic Team to compete at the Olympic Summer Games.

You can play eight events, including Velodrome Sprint Cycling, Hurdles, Pole Vault, Hammer-throw, Uneven Parallel Bars, Rings, Archery, and Springboard Diving. You can practice each event separately or play the whole competition.

The game also features a multiple player option, this makes it a nice party game. If you are alone, you can compete against the computer.

If you're stuck in an event, or want to get better, just take the coaching book (= the manual) and read how you can make more tricks. It also features many real facts of the history of the Olympic summer games.


The Games: Summer Edition Commodore 64 Hurdles - getting ready to race.
The Games: Summer Edition Commodore 64 From the intro.
The Games: Summer Edition Commodore 64 Archery.
The Games: Summer Edition Commodore 64 Pole Vault - getting ready to vault.

Alternate Titles

  • "Summer Games 3" -- Printed on EU 16-Bit boxes
  • "Go For Gold" -- Later budget release title

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ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Oct, 1988 10 out of 12 83
64'er Jun, 1989 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Nov, 1988 79 out of 100 79
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Dec, 1988 753 out of 1000 75
Commodore Format Sep, 1991 73 out of 100 73
All Game Guide 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Dec, 1988 70 out of 100 70
The Games Machine (UK) Dec, 1988 66 out of 100 66


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