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California Games (Lynx)

California Games Lynx Title Screen


100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Lynx release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Overall MobyScore (11 votes) 3.8

The Press Says

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The Video Game Critic
California Games has some very catchy tunes, including a respectable rendition of "Louie Louie". The bright sunny graphics put you in a good mood, and the fine gameplay will keep you in one.
Joystick (French)
Livré avec la machine Cal. Games(Oh Yeahh!), est tout ce qu'il y a d'étonnant. Au programme quatre épreuves: le BMX (vélo tout terrain), le Surf, le Skate et pour terminer le Footbag. Tous ces jeux sont dotés d'une animation et d'un graphisme à faire pâlir tous ces gros ordinateurs encombrants.
Génération 4
California Games est vendu d'origine avec la console Lynx, et est une version bridée du jeu original. On n'y retrouve en effet que quatre des épreuves du fameux jeu de chez Epyx.
Ohne krebsrot zu werden, darf man behaupten, daß California Games am Lynx in grafischer und musikalischer Hinsicht einen der vorderen Plätze belegt so manche l6Bit-Masehine hat da das Nachsehen. Nur vor dem Verteilen der Sound-FX haben die Programmierer ihre Spendier-Shorts wieder ausgezogen. Dafür lassen sich die Beachboys hier einwandfrei steuern, wer sich gemeinsam mit einem Freund unter kalifornischer Sonne fit halten will, braucht allerdings ein Comlynx-Kabel. Was soll man noch sagen: ein Klassiker!
Power Play
Das von den Heimcomputern bekannte “California Games” liegt jedem Lynx bei und enthält vier separate Spiele: BMX-Radfahren, Wellen-Surfen, Skateboard fahren und das sogenannte “Foot-Bag”.
It's understandable why Atari includes California Games in the deluxe Lynx packages: It's easy, varied, non-violent (have to placate worried parents, you know), looks and sounds well, and ComLynxable. However, with only four basic games available, most players will want a tougher challenge soon enough. If you don't already own California Games, you may want to consider a different title.
Defunct Games
Hmm ... so after you've played through all the games you will come to the conclusion that there's only two good parts of this game. And then you'll realize that this game isn't really worth playing at all ... Well, at least this isn't New York Games.