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Summer Athletics: The Ultimate Challenge

MobyRank MobyScore
Wii
58
...
Windows
66
...
Xbox 360
59
2.0
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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.

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Summer Athletics: The Ultimate Challenge Windows ...and fails (demo version)
Summer Athletics: The Ultimate Challenge Windows Intro for the jumping event (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 Title screen (demo version)

Alternate Titles

  • "Summer Athletics" -- European and Australian title

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The Press Says

Gamesmania Windows Jul 11, 2008 70 out of 100 70
Gamesmania Xbox 360 Jul 11, 2008 70 out of 100 70
Gameswelt Xbox 360 Jul 17, 2008 68 out of 100 68
GamingXP Wii Aug 30, 2008 67 out of 100 67
Gamers' Temple, The Wii 2008 59 out of 100 59
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Jul 30, 2008 11 out of 20 55
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Jul 29, 2008 53 out of 100 53
IGN PlayStation 2 Aug 12, 2008 5.2 out of 10 52
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Aug 14, 2008 5 out of 10 50
The Video Game Critic Wii Aug 15, 2008 D- 16

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