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The Games: Summer Edition

MobyRank MobyScore
Apple II
...
4.5
Commodore 64
74
4.5
DOS
...
4.4
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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 Atari ST Uneven Parallel Bars
The Games: Summer Edition Commodore 64 Archery.
The Games: Summer Edition Amstrad CPC South Korea.
The Games: Summer Edition DOS Uneven Parallel Bars

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

Amiga Computing Amiga Sep, 1989 92 out of 100 92
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Nov, 1989 85 out of 100 85
Amiga Action Amiga Nov, 1989 82 out of 100 82
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Nov, 1989 800 out of 1000 80
Power Play DOS 1989 77 out of 100 77
The Games Machine (UK) DOS Dec, 1988 76 out of 100 76
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Dec, 1988 753 out of 1000 75
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jun, 1989 71 out of 100 71
Zzap! (Italy) Amstrad CPC Oct, 1989 68 out of 100 68
Amiga Format Amiga Dec, 1989 61 out of 100 61

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