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You start as a member of the 1988 U.S. Olympic Team to compete at the Olympic Summer Games.

You can play eight events, including Velodrome Sprint Cycling, Hurdles, Pole Vault, Hammer-throw, Uneven Parallel Bars, Rings, Archery, and Springboard Diving. You can practice each event separately or play the whole competition.

The game also features a multiple player option, this makes it a nice party game. If you are alone, you can compete against the computer.

If you're stuck in an event, or want to get better, just take the coaching book (= the manual) and read how you can make more tricks. It also features many real facts of the history of the Olympic summer games.


The Games: Summer Edition Amstrad CPC South Korea.
The Games: Summer Edition Atari ST The title screen
The Games: Summer Edition Apple II In the middle of my attempt
The Games: Summer Edition Atari ST That din't go so well

Alternate Titles

  • "Summer Games 3" -- Printed on EU 16-Bit boxes
  • "Go For Gold" -- Later budget release title

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Atari ST User Atari ST Dec, 1989 9 out of 10 90
Power Play Amiga 1989 83 out of 100 83
ST Format Atari ST Oct, 1989 82 out of 100 82
Commodore User Amiga Nov, 1989 80 out of 100 80
64'er Commodore 64 Jun, 1989 8 out of 10 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Dec, 1988 753 out of 1000 75
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Dec, 1988 70 out of 100 70
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Sep, 1991 70 out of 100 70
Amiga Format Amiga Dec, 1989 61 out of 100 61
Amiga Power Amiga Sep, 1991 48 out of 100 48


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