1001 Video Games

Summer Games II appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


As with the original Summer Games, conversions for Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, ST and Amiga were later made, but only for compilations Gold, Silver, Bronze and Mega Sports.


Summer Games 2's graphics artist Michael Kosaka used slow-motion video clips of athletes as models for the game's sprites. All C64 sprites are layered, i.e. single-color sprites stacked on top of each other. The track-and-field athlete, for example, consists of seven separate sprites.

Summer Games 2 uses the Vorpal Loader, Epyx' proprietary fastload tool, which loads programs about ten times quicker than usual. The Vorpal Loader was programmed by Scott Nelson, brother of Epyx' technical director Craig Nelson.

Source: Happy Computer magazine #5/86


  • Happy Computer
    • Issue 02/1986 - Best Game in 1985 (Readers' Vote)
Information also contributed by Martin Smith

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