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The Games: Summer Challenge (DOS)

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Written by  :  Neville (2054)
Written on  :  Dec 03, 2007
Platform  :  DOS
Rating  :  4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
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A forgotten gem.

The Good

- Great colourful graphics that combine motion capture with primitive 3D. The result was stunning at the time and still holds up pretty well today.

- Trials that are easy to play but difficult to master. And lots of fun to boot.

- The possibility of playing solo or competing with other players.

- The win / lose animations. Losing a particular trial was almost worth it for the laughs. I mean, have you ever seen an athlete NOT jumping over a hurdle or jumping way before arriving to the bar?

The Bad

I never got to know how to succeed in the pole vault trial. Just like the javelin, I think the controls where partially to blame.

Speaking of which, your keyboard is gonna suffer a lot playing this game.

The Bottom Line

A basic yet highly enjoyable sports game. They don't make them like this anymore.