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The Games: Summer Edition

MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
76
3.0
Commodore 64
74
3.3
Apple II
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4.5

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Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Amiga 4 3.0
Amstrad CPC 2 3.0
Apple II 2 4.5
Atari ST 2 4.1
Commodore 64 3 3.3
DOS 5 3.7
MSX 1 5.0
ZX Spectrum 2 3.0
Combined MobyScore 21 3.6


The Press Says

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92
AmigaAmiga Computing
Niggles notwithstanding. The Code Monkeys have done a very creditable job – you would be very hard pressed not to find something you would enjoy here. But what a shame we did not have boxing. Remember the Korean team? Missed out on a serious piss-taking opportunity there.
90
Atari STAtari ST User
I thouroughly enjoyed both games and think they will appeal to most that want a break from the common shoot-'em-ups. I have been playing California Games on the PC for about twelve months and now its on the ST I consider it to be slightly better than Games Summer Edition.
88
Atari STST Format
[Budget re-release] The Games summer Edition is excellent value for money. The range of events covered by the game should ensure that even it you don't like a certain event you can concentrate on the others, and a practice option gives you the chance to hone your skills in each. On the whole, the graphics are detailed and fairly realistic and there's some sampled sound. Even the spot effects are above average. About the only minus point is the constant disk swapping. Let's face it, at this price the only thing you can lose are the events.
86
AmigaThe Games Machine (UK)
Graphics on both versions are colourful and nicely detailed - especially on the hammer throw when a badly timed projectile hurtles towards the screen and seemingly smashes it, and on the Amiga game with the newspaper headlines reporting your successes. If you have arm muscles the size of Sly Stallone and the stamina of a marathon runner, take a look at this classic sporting sim.
85
Atari STThe Games Machine (UK)
Graphics on both versions are colourful and nicely detailed - especially on the hammer throw when a badly timed projectile hurtles towards the screen and seemingly smashes it, and on the Amiga game with the newspaper headlines reporting your successes. If you have arm muscles the size of Sly Stallone and the stamina of a marathon runner, take a look at this classic sporting sim.
83
AmigaASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
THE GAMES - SUMMER EDITION ist zur Zeit die beste Olympiasimulation für die 16-Bit-Rechner. Sowohl die Grafik als auch die Seoul-mäßige Sound-Seite kann vollauf überzeugen. Die Amiga-Version ist gegenüber der ST-Fassung gemäß der Fähigkeiten verbessert worden. Der Sound klingt um einiges voller, und viele grafische Details wurden besser gestaltet. Da dürften weder die ST-noch die Amiga-Freaks mosern, denn beide Fassungen sind hervorragend gelungen. Empfehlenswert - und zwar bedingungslos!
83
Commodore 64ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
THE SUMMER EDITION ist ein Programm, das sich kein Sportsfreund entgehen lassen sollte. Wenn auch alle Wettkampfarten schon einige Male verarbeitet worden sind - so gut, wie in dem vorliegenden Fall habe ich sie noch nicht gesehen. Jede der acht Disziplinen hätte gut und gern als Einzelspiel an den Mann gebracht werden können. Alle zusammen zum selben Preis... na, das ist doch wohl keine Frage, oder?
83
AmigaPower Play
Wenn jemand auf technisch anspruchsvolle Sport-Simulationen steht, sollte er schleunigst dafür sorgen, daß dieses Programm bald bei ihm im Software-Schrank steht. Acht abwechslungsreiche Disziplinen mit ausgeklügelter Steuerung und ansehnlicher Grafik bieten bei “The Games: Summer Edition“ Stoff für lange Sessions. Die Amiga/ST-Versionen geben grafisch am meisten her und ernten dafür die höchsten Wertungen, doch auch auf C 64 und MS-DOS-PCs ist das Programm gut spielbar.
82
Atari STST Format
The Epyx games have always managed to mix pure waggle with some skill to produce games that anyone can master eventually - and Summer Edition has the mix just right. The only really bad point to the game is the amount of disk swapping necessary to play through a series of events. Humour only occasionally creeps into most sporting sims. But Summer Edition raises a smile for almost every occurrence. These humorous asides don't add anything to the gameplay, but they certainly makes it much more fun.
82
Atari STPower Play
Wer anspruchsvolle Sportspiele schätzt, bekommt viel für sein Geld geboten. “The Games: Summer Edition“ ist eines der besten Sportspiele, die es derzeit für den ST gibt.
82
AmigaAmiga Joker
Gegenüber der 64er-Version ist einiges dazugekommen: so sind die Icons der Disziplinen animiert, und es gibt jetzt mehr Gags. In Game-Sounds und eine ganze Reihe irrer Zooms. Leider hat man aber auch manch hübsche Kleinigkeit weggelassen, die Medaillenverleihung ist beispielsweise in der 16 Bit-Fassung nicht animiert. Zum Ausgleich ist die Ladegeschwindigkeit erträglich, und auch die Diskwechsel halten sich in vertretbaren Grenzen. Wer auf Sportsimulationen steht, dem garantiert Summer Edition wahrhaft olympischen Spielspaß!
82
AmigaAmiga Action
The title in the 'Games' series I have every really rated is California Games. However, The Games: Summer Edition surpasses even that in terms of graphics and playability. Sound, too, is of a very high standard, with a nice tune accompanying each event. The thing I liked the most, though, was the fact that each of the events is extremely playable and, unlike past games in the series, not one event is a let-down.
80
Atari STACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
Any one who enjoys sports simulations is going to love this game, which has to be Epyx's best yet. All of the events are easy to learn, but present enough of a challenge to keep you amused for some time. As an added bonus there are also attractive medal ceremonies. A must for all joystick athletes.
80
AmigaACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
Any one who enjoys sports simulations is going to love this game, which has to be Epyx's best yet. All of the events are easy to learn, but present enough of a challenge to keep you amused for some time. As an added bonus there are also attractive medal ceremonies. A must for all joystick athletes.
80
AmigaCU Amiga
Sensible control systems make it easy to get into the game straight away but cleverly designed events mean that much practice will be required. The little touches of humour and style are present as in all Epyx games and they really do help to keep the player hooked until you can boast absolute perfection. One grip is that the program is on two disks and it does not recognise the second disk drive which means that a reasonable amount of disk swapping is required. Nevertheless The Games Summer Edition is a useful multi-format sports simulation software and I do not hesitate to recommend it.
79
AmigaComputer and Video Games (CVG)
A simulation feel makes Games: Summer Edition slightly less playable than earlier Epyx "Games", but should make it a winner among athletics fans.
79
DOSThe One
The practice mode is also extremely useful for the events that are particularly difficult to master. Unfortunately the sound effects are a bit limited, but this hardly detracts from the enjoyment and the toggle option is there if you want it. This is one game that won't be left on the top shelf for too long.
79
Commodore 64Power Play
„The Garnes: Summer Edition“ gefällt mir spielerisch besser als die C 64-Versionen von “Summer Olympiad“ und “Daley Thompson‘s Olympic Challenge“. Die Steuerung von ‘Summer Edition“ ist bei allen Disziplinen ausgefeilt und anspruchsvoll; die Sportarten verlangen neben Geschick auch ein wenig taktisches Gespür. Es ist nur schade, da lediglich bei einer von acht Disziplinen zwei Spieler gleichzeitig an den Start gehen können, Obwohl einige Disziplinen bereits bei früheren Epyx-Programmen simuliert werden, machen sie hier alle einen frischen Eindruck und können spieltechnisch überzeugen.
77
Atari STComputer and Video Games (CVG)
Slightly weaker sound and graphics separate this from the Amiga version. It also comes on four disks rather than two, so playing is a little more awkward.
77
DOSPower Play
Wenn jemand auf technisch anspruchsvolle Sport-Simulationen steht, sollte er schleunigst dafür sorgen, daß dieses Programm bald bei ihm im Software-Schrank steht. Acht abwechslungsreiche Disziplinen mit ausgeklügelter Steuerung und ansehnlicher Grafik bieten bei “The Games: Summer Edition“ Stoff für lange Sessions. Die Amiga/ST-Versionen geben grafisch am meisten her und ernten dafür die höchsten Wertungen, doch auch auf C 64 und MS-DOS-PCs ist das Programm gut spielbar.
76
DOSThe Games Machine (UK)
In a single player game, only archery and hammer throwing are notably playable, and the competitive spirit of multi-player games is not overwhelming. Though not a bad package, now would be a good time to bring the Games series to an end.
75
Commodore 64ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
It's best played by a group of people - where the competitive instinct will be strongest. A worthwhile addition to the Epyx sporting range.
73
ZX SpectrumThe Games Machine (UK)
On both formats the game is very playable, the Amstrad version is the most colourful of the two (though the Speccy isn't all monochromatic). The list of sports games that have appeared over the years is almost too long to read, but Epyx are still producing them, and very well too.
72
ZX SpectrumComputer and Video Games (CVG)
An enjoyable sports simulation that offers a fair amount of playability. The multiload is a pain though.
71
Amstrad CPCComputer and Video Games (CVG)
Benefits from extra colour, but otherwise virtually identical to the Spectrum version.
71
Amstrad CPCThe Games Machine (UK)
On both formats the game is very playable, the Amstrad version is the most colourful of the two (though the Speccy isn't all monochromatic). The list of sports games that have appeared over the years is almost too long to read, but Epyx are still producing them, and very well too.
71
ZX SpectrumYour Sinclair
Hurdles, cycling, archery - all indisputably played during the Summer Olympics. At least there'll be loads left for 'Summer Edition 2'! But let's take a look at the various events in this in more detail, shall we? If they appeal to you, all's fine and dandy. Most of them are pretty respectably done, and offer a choice of practice sessions or competition. For my money though most of them are quite limited - there's not that much to do on any particular one and the multiloading makes playing the lot a pretty stilted experience.
70
Commodore 64Computer and Video Games (CVG)
I quite like TGSE, but there is, as always, a fault or two. With this, the fun is incredibly short lived, due to the quickness and relative easiness of the events. That, plus the loading times, aren't enough to keep anyone playing past their bedtime.
70
Commodore 64All Game Guide
Overall The Games: Summer Edition is a great multi-player game and is perfect for anyone who enjoys watching the olympics.
68
Amstrad CPCZzap! (Italy)
PRESENTAZIONE 83% Le istruzioni della Epix sono sempre dettagliate e curate. GRAFICA 58% Colorata ma troppo lenti gli sprite e il gioco. SONORO 60% Qualche effetto quando correte e in altre situazioni più una musichetta introduttiva e una finale. APPETTIBILITA’ 50% Non vi hanno ancora stancato le simulazioni sportive così? LONGEVITA’ 63% Non si capisce se vi stancate prima voi, il braccio, o il vostro joystick! GLOBALE 68% Non un granché, ma comunque le prove sono svariate e a qualcuno potrebbe interessare.
66
Commodore 64The Games Machine (UK)
In a single player game, only archery and hammer throwing are notably playable, and the competitive spirit of multi-player games is not overwhelming. Though not a bad package, now would be a good time to bring the Games series to an end.
61
AmigaAmiga Format
There is little left to be said about Epyx’s sport simulations: they are always competent and enjoyable. This one has been well programmed, delightfully presented and has some excellent highlights. It is not going to get too many pulses racing though, because there is not much new about it.
48
AmigaAmiga Power
[Budget re-release] Tries hard, looks quite good, but gameplay-wise fails down all over the place. Strange, pretty, but not really a great.
46
AmigaZzap!
As usual with Epyx, the presentation of Games is very good with different music with different music for each event and some nice graphical touches. Sadly, as in the 64 version, the events themselves are very simplistic, requiring very little input from the player. Although this makes Games very easy to get into, its long term appeal is severely impaired.