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The Games: Summer Edition (Commodore 64)

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Description

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.

Screenshots

The Games: Summer Edition Commodore 64 Springboard Diving.
The Games: Summer Edition Commodore 64 Hammer-throw.
The Games: Summer Edition Commodore 64 From the intro.
The Games: Summer Edition Commodore 64 Hammer-throw - see where the hammer lands.

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Oct, 1988 10 out of 12 83
Power Play Nov, 1988 79 out of 100 79
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Dec, 1988 753 out of 1000 75
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Dec, 1988 70 out of 100 70
All Game Guide 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
The Games Machine (UK) Dec, 1988 66 out of 100 66

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Quapil (4739) added The Games: Summer Edition (Commodore 64) on May 24, 2003
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