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The Games: Summer Edition

MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 64
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Apple II
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4.5
ZX Spectrum
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5.0

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Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Amiga 2 4.0
Amstrad CPC 1 5.0
Apple II 2 4.5
Atari ST 2 4.1
Commodore 64 2 4.5
DOS 4 4.4
MSX 1 5.0
ZX Spectrum 1 5.0
Combined MobyScore 15 4.5


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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.