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The Games: Winter Edition

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Amstrad CPC
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A fun game when it's not confusing and frustrating Commodore 64 Tom White (39)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Amiga 2 3.9
Amstrad CPC 1 4.0
Apple II 2 4.0
Atari ST 2 3.6
Commodore 64 3 3.4
DOS 2 3.2
MSX 1 4.0
ZX Spectrum 2 4.0
Combined MobyScore 15 3.7

The Press Says

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Amstrad CPCComputer and Video Games (CVG)
The graphics are decent in most respects, although the sprites do tend to look a little deformed from time to time. However, the overall feel of the game is a little slow, a factor which can be downright infuriating when you've got about 0.02 of a second to complete the Luge run, and the response time isn't fast enough lo stop you hurtling into a wall! Overall, a not-too-bad game, but the playability just isn't there in the same quantities to the likes of Summer Games II, World Games and California Games.
Commodore 64All Game Guide
The Games: Winter Edition is probably one of the best sports games on the Commodore 64. Every fan of the winter olympics will love this one.
Commodore 64The Games Machine (UK)
With Winter Games already available there's a sense of deja vu with The Games (Winter Edition). Epyx have struck to their familiar control methods - which are now showing their age. The sporting and competitive element which made earlier Epyx products so successful is lost in ridiculously difficult events such as figure skating. The concept is rather tired.
ZX SpectrumThe Games Machine (UK)
Lacking the graphical refinement, and some of the gameplay, of Epyx's early Winter Games this is still an attractive silver medal contestant - at least for disk owners. On cassette, the multi-load is tiresome, especially as the names of potential loads are not displayed as they run past. But like other Epyx titles a great opportunity for having friends around for some heated competition.
AmigaOberoende COMputer (S)
Sportspel är en spelgenre som om något i varje fall visat sig vara otroligt mångsidig. Material finns det också gott om, det finns väl knappast några gränser för vad den mänskliga fantasin kan få ut av fysisk ansträngning.
Atari STACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
It is the same seven events, expertly put together and programmed. There's quite a lot of skill involved in getting proficient at each. The backdrops are pretty and the animation good for each event. Excellent presentation but it's old hat these days.
Commodore 64ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
The Games - Winter Edition has little that's original to offer, but it's well put together and is fun to play.
Commodore 64Happy Computer
Insgesamt ist »The Games: Winter Edition« das bislang schwächste Programm der »Games«-Reihe. Fans dieses Genres werden ihm sicher einen gewissen Unterhaltungswert abgewinnen können, aber die Vorgänger machen einfach mehr Spaß. Vielleicht wird das offizielle Programm zur Sommer-Olympiade in Seoul ja besser: »The Games: Summer Edition« ist bereits angekündigt.
Commodore 64Power Play
Wenn man nicht gerade ein eiserner Fan der Garnes-Spiele ist, wird man bei den sieben neuen Disziplinen teilweise ganz schön ins Gähnen kommen. Olympische Langweiler wie den Ski-Langlauf hätte man wirklich vermeiden sollen. Grafik und Spielprinzip sind hier ausgesprochen mäßig. Der Eiskunstlauf sieht zwar gut aus, spielt sich aber auch furchtbar langatmig.
AmigaPower Play
Das Beste an dem Programm ist noch die passable Musik, alles andere ist Amigaunwürdig. Eine dicke Enttäuschung, die im Vergleich zum Vorgänger “Winter Garnes“ den kürzeren zieht.