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Summer Challenge

MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 64
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4.0
BBC Micro
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4.0
DOS
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Description

Five events are on offer in this Olympics-style sports game. These can be played individually or as part of a complete tournament, with the chance to choose your nationality first. The events are Hurdles, Triple Jump, Skeet Shooting, Diving and Fencing. Each event's control system involves rotating the joystick and pressing fire at the correct moments. The Fencing is viewed isometrically, and the skeet shooting from a 3D view positioned behind the competitor, which typify the unusual approaches taken to the events, rather than filling the game with 10 or more generic by-the-numbers offerings.

Screenshots

Summer Challenge Atari ST Enter your name.
Summer Challenge Amiga Trying to shoot a clay pigeon
Summer Challenge DOS Once this brazier is lit with the torch, we can really get things underway!
Summer Challenge Commodore 64 Results screen - each event has one

Alternate Titles

  • "Summer Olympiad" -- International title

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The Press Says

Atari ST User Atari ST Oct, 1988 9 out of 10 90
ST/Amiga Format Atari ST Oct, 1988 77 out of 100 77
ST Action Atari ST Oct, 1988 72 out of 100 72
Power Play Atari ST Sep, 1988 68 out of 100 68
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Oct, 1988 600 out of 1000 60
Power Play Commodore 64 Sep, 1988 42 out of 100 42
Power Play DOS Oct, 1988 41 out of 100 41

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Trivia

The Spectrum magazine Crash! previewed the game in mid-1988, however there is no evidence of this version having been completed or released.
Contributed to by Rola (6809) and Martin Smith (63162)