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The Games: Summer Edition

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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 Atari ST That din't go so well
The Games: Summer Edition Atari ST The event map
The Games: Summer Edition Apple II Diving into the somewhat strange looking water
The Games: Summer Edition DOS The five rings

Alternate Titles

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

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Atari ST User Atari ST Dec, 1989 9 out of 10 90
ST Format Atari ST Sep, 1991 88 out of 100 88
Power Play Atari ST Nov, 1989 82 out of 100 82
ST Format Atari ST Oct, 1989 82 out of 100 82
CU Amiga Amiga Nov, 1989 80 out of 100 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Dec, 1988 753 out of 1000 75
All Game Guide Commodore 64 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Zzap! (Italy) Amstrad CPC Oct, 1989 68 out of 100 68
Amiga Format Amiga Dec, 1989 61 out of 100 61
Zzap! Amiga Dec, 1989 46 out of 100 46


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