It's GREAT to be playing CALIFORNIA GAMES!
Ahh! No matter on which platform I play California Games, when I START the
games I really can't help myself playing 2 or 3 hours at least. California Games
is one of my all-time favorites and has a very special place in my humble gaming
experience. It's so addictive, so perfect arcade gaming it's GREAT to be playing it!
All events in the game share the same soul of the 80s; being able to compete in
events such as BMX and footbag also increase the enjoyment (Yeah, I bet you remember
the BMX mania which was back in the days but I never heard "footbag" before until I
played California Games!) But of course everyone has their favorite events and for me
they were surfing and rollerskating which I played most, I enjoyed most. I really missed
the blonde girl in the "surf judge panel" who was always giving me my highest scores
and the boy who was whistling for me when I passed slowly in front of him while
rollerskating :) And what about skateboarding? I was so talented on it that "Hollywood"
in the hills had always dropped one of its letters with my earthquake effect! But
to be honest I wasn't so good at flying disk (Frisbee!). You should have seen one
of my spectacular jumps over the frisbee which was generally concluded dropping by,
to the left of the screen, while frisbee was on its way to the right of the screen!
Its sequel was a huge disappointment, unfortunately :(
The Bottom Line
All in all, California Games is the best of Epyx. And I enjoyed almost
every minute of it! Surely a classic...