Hyper Sports

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Commodore 64
Sharp X1
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Six tough events await in this joystick-waggling action game. The full sequence of events is - swimming, skeet shooting, gymnastics, archery, triple jumping and weightlifting. You must complete each event in order to be allowed onto the next one.

Swimming involves moving left and right as fast as possible, while pressing fire when a breath is required. Skeet shooting and archery both come down to timing - though elevation and wind factors affect the latter. Gymnastics involves timing a succession of presses to ensure that the jump is long and the landing graceful. The triple jump involves one press for each part of the jump, whereas the weightlifting involves merely brute strength.


Hyper Sports Sharp X1 After some "persuasion" they eventually succumb to common sense and I'm declared the winner
Hyper Sports Sharp X1 Weight Lifting
Hyper Sports Arcade Faster.
Hyper Sports Amstrad CPC Skeet-Shooting.

Alternate Titles

  • "Hyper Sports 1" -- MSX in-game title
  • "Hyper Olympic '84" -- Sharp X1 in-game title

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Critic Reviews

Crash! ZX Spectrum Aug, 1985 92 out of 100 92
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Dec, 1989 90 out of 100 90
Zzap! Commodore 64 Sep, 1985 90 out of 100 90
Eurogamer.net (UK) Arcade Oct 24, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Your Spectrum ZX Spectrum Sep, 1985 12 out of 15 80
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Jul, 1985 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Sep, 1985 31 out of 40 78
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Nov, 1988 8 out of 12 67
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Nov, 1988 6.2 out of 12 52


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1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of Hyper Sports appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Combination with Track & Field

This game was later combined with the four events shown in the Famicom version of Track & Field to form the Western release of Track & Field.


  • Commodore Format
    • November 1994 (Issue 50) – #23 The All-Time Top 50 C64 Games

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