Micro Olympics

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BBC Micro
Commodore 64
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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.


Micro Olympics ZX Spectrum Event 2: Discus
Releasing the discus at the wrong time can have disastrous results. This is just one of them.
Micro Olympics Commodore 64 Soaring through the air.
Micro Olympics ZX Spectrum Event 1: Running
The first screen offers a selection of distances
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.

Alternate Titles

  • "Olympic Spectacular" -- Alternative Software release title

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