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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 Commodore 64 Uneven Parallel Bars.
The Games: Summer Edition Amstrad CPC The village.
The Games: Summer Edition ZX Spectrum Bad dive.
The Games: Summer Edition Commodore 64 Hurdles - getting ready to race.

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Sep, 1989 10.17 out of 12 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Sep, 1989 10 out of 12 83
ST Format Atari ST Oct, 1989 82 out of 100 82
Power Play Atari ST Nov, 1989 82 out of 100 82
64'er Commodore 64 Jun, 1989 8 out of 10 80
The One DOS Mar, 1989 79 out of 100 79
Power Play Commodore 64 Nov, 1988 79 out of 100 79
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Nov, 1989 79 out of 100 79
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Aug, 1989 73 out of 100 73
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Dec, 1988 70 out of 100 70

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