DescriptionThe 1992 olympic games took place in Barcelona, Spain, and the corresponding computer game came from Ocean: The Games '92 - España. The sports simulation boasts an impressive variety of diciplines, divided into three sections:
Track and Field: running, relay, hurdles, steeplechase, discus, shot putt, hammer throw, javelin, long jump, triple jump, high jump, pole vault;
Water Sports: free style, breast stroke, back stroke, butterfly, relay, diving;
Fighting: boxing, wrestling, judo, fencing.
Eliminating the different distances in single events (such as 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m freestyle), though, The Games' "over 30 events" melt down to 22; and counting only those which differ to some degree in their execution, it boils down to six: running, throwing, jumping, swimming, diving and fighting.
The Games '92 is divided in three parts: During preparation time, manage and train twelve athletes by sentencing them to gym time and daily practice. Game time advances with each action until the olympic games begin.
In pactice, heats and finals, you take control of your athletes and drive them to peak performances through rhythmical tapping of the cursor keys, and the occasional press of the space bar.
In the database section, you can read up on previous games and winning athletes, and take a look at Barcelona location maps.
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|Amiga Action||Amiga||Aug, 1992||90 out of 100||90|
|PC Joker||DOS||Aug, 1992||46 out of 100||46|
|Play Time||DOS||Oct, 1992||42 out of 100||42|
|Amiga Joker||Amiga||Sep, 1992||41 out of 100||41|
|ST Format||Atari ST||Nov, 1992||40 out of 100||40|
|Power Play||Amiga||Sep, 1992||27 out of 100||27|
|Power Play||DOS||Sep, 1992||20 out of 100||20|
|Pelit||Amiga||May, 1992||15 out of 100||15|
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Special Edition contentTwo of the game's four disks are labeled "Free Data Disk" and advertised on the box as "Special Edition" content. They contain the swimming and fighting disciplines.
In fact, these two bonus disks were bundled with the game from the first and never sold separately. There was never any other than the so-called Special Edition. Whether the labeling is just a marketing gag or a relic of what were originally supposed to be add-ons remains a mystery.
Related Web Sites
- International Olympic Committee (The Olympic Committee's official site for the '92 olympics in Barcelona.)
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