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Geoff Capes Strongman

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Description

At a time when multi-event sports simulations were all the rage, this one was licensed by the successful shot-putter and strongman Geoff Capes. There are six events on offer, which represent standard strongman tasks such as truck-pulling, a tug of war and wrestling. Each must be completed within a time limit; points are awarded based on how much time is left.

The game's control method and design philosophy distinguishes between each of the 8 main muscles Geoff uses. After a joystick-waggling challenge to raise as much strength as possible, you can choose which muscles to assign it to, which adds an element of strategy and memory-testing.

During each event, the 8 muscles are displayed on either side of the screen, and as one comes into use it will flash. Controlling a cursor, you must click on this as quickly as possible to achieve maximum effect. Any energy unused on each muscle is kept over for future events.

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Geoff Capes Strongman ZX Spectrum It's going....
Geoff Capes Strongman ZX Spectrum Moving in the right direction
Geoff Capes Strongman Commodore 64 Training to build energy.
Geoff Capes Strongman ZX Spectrum Main menu

Alternate Titles

  • "Geoff Capes Strongman Challenge" -- C64 in-game title

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The Press Says

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Feb, 1986 9.25 out of 10 92
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Feb, 1986 9.25 out of 10 92
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Feb, 1986 7 out of 10 70
Zzap! (Italy) Commodore 64 May, 1986 33 out of 100 33

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Contributed to by Sciere (270925), Kabushi (127049) and Martin Smith (63136)