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Summer Athletics: The Ultimate Challenge

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
53
...
Xbox 360
59
2.0
Wii
58
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Description

Summer Athletics: The Ultimate Challenge is a collection of sports events based on the Olympic Summer Games. It features 26 sports divided into seven disciplines: Swimming, jumping, throwing, cycling, running, platform diving and archery. The handling is similar for all of them: rhythmic motions to keep the athlete moving and quick time events (pressing a button when it gets displayed on the screen) for performing certain actions. The mentioned rhythmic motions depend on the input device the player uses, e.g. at the swimming event the player needs to press two buttons alternately when using a keyboard and rotate the analog sticks when using a gamepad.

The game features a basic career mode where the player gains a fixed amount of experience points after every event which an be reinvested into improved stats. There is also a optional arcade mode where the players have so-called boosts to their disposal to improve their athlete's performance for a short time.

Screenshots

Summer Athletics: The Ultimate Challenge Windows The player has a few basic options to customize his athlete (demo version)
Summer Athletics: The Ultimate Challenge Windows Title screen (demo version)
Summer Athletics: The Ultimate Challenge Windows Before every event the game gives a short explanation of the controls (demo version)
Summer Athletics: The Ultimate Challenge Windows The athlete starts his jump... (demo version)

Alternate Titles

  • "Summer Athletics" -- European and Australian title

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The Press Says

Gamezone (Germany) Wii Jul 25, 2008 7.9 out of 10 79
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jul, 2008 72 out of 100 72
Looki Wii Jul 30, 2008 67 out of 100 67
GamingXP Wii Aug 30, 2008 67 out of 100 67
Looki Windows Jul 19, 2008 64 out of 100 64
GBase - The Gamer's Base Wii Aug 29, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Jul 30, 2008 11 out of 20 55
4Players.de Windows Jul 29, 2008 53 out of 100 53
4Players.de Xbox 360 Jul 29, 2008 53 out of 100 53
The Video Game Critic Wii Aug 15, 2008 D- 16

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