Micro Olympics

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Eleven Track 'N' Field style events are recreated in this joystick-waggling based game. Five are simple running events of different distances ranging from 100 meters to 1500 meters. Unlike Daley Thompson's Decathlon the longer events don't involve a different technique, or different performance measurements, making the 1500m quite tiring. There are also three throwing events (Javelin, Discus and Hammer), and the High / Long / Triple Jump events. Each event has a pre-defined world record to chase.

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Micro Olympics Commodore 64 Throw the javelin.
Micro Olympics ZX Spectrum Event 6: High Jump
Then the player repeats a sequence to build up the jumpers concentration. After several rounds the jumper starts to run and the 'Jump' key must be pressed at the right time.
Micro Olympics Commodore 64 Soaring through the air.
Micro Olympics ZX Spectrum Event 2: Discus
First the computer's player warms up. Note the arrow beneath the player, indicating concentration, stays rock steady

Alternate Titles

  • "Olympic Spectacular" -- Alternative Software release title

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Contributed to by Kabushi (136594) and Martin Smith (63067)