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Microsoft Decathlon

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Released
Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
Apple II
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4.0
PC Booter
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3.5
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Description

A simulation of the 10-event Olympic Decathlon, this early game was basically a series of 10 arcade games back to back. The player used the keyboard to control how fast the character would go in a race or when to throw the javelin, for example. Decathlon also had a training mode which let you play any of the events individually.

A nice feature about the game is that up to six players could play the game in hot seat mode. Several of the events were one player at a time, but many of the races were two at a time, giving you some live competition. You were scored based on your performance at each event and the player with the highest total at the end was awarded the gold medal. The ultimate challenge was to try to beat Bruce Jenner, winner of the Decathlon in the 1976 games.

Screenshots

Microsoft Decathlon PC Booter Failed to jump / The Long Jump (CGA with RGB monitor)
Microsoft Decathlon Apple II Javelin Throw
Microsoft Decathlon PC Booter The long jump (CGA with RGB monitor)
Microsoft Decathlon PC Booter Wild draw / Discus throw (CGA with RGB monitor)

Alternate Titles

  • "Olympic Decathlon" -- Apple II release title

User Reviews

Great multiplayer, kept me coming back to beat those highscores PC Booter Anthony Bull (26)

The Press Says

Micro 7 Apple II Jun, 1984 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 83

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