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Bruce Jenner's World Class Decathlon (Windows)

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Description

Bruce Jenner's World Class Decathlon is a remake of the classic title released for 8-bit computers: Daley Thompson's Decathlon. Unlike other button mashers such as those released by Epyx, it focuses on a stats system and career development. As seasons pass by, the player grows from a rookie to, if successful, a world class competitor, by assigning skill points to key areas required to succeed in decathlon: throwing, running, jumping, etc. However, more important than anything else is stamina. As decathlon puts athletes in a strenuous 5 events per day, if the player gives everything in the early events, the legs will start failing in the 400 m (day 1) and the 1500 m (day 2) runs.

All actions are mouse-controlled, and require presses and holds rather than mashing the buttons repeatedly. The game also includes FMV clips from Thompson or Jenney (depending on the version) offering advice about the events.

Screenshots

Bruce Jenner's World Class Decathlon Windows Lots of information is accessed via the menu bar. Each athlete is created by the player and has their own locker. Multiple lockers for multiple players
Bruce Jenner's World Class Decathlon Windows The shot put. Like the discus it's all about timing, click to start the wind up and click to release. This is a practice but the view is the same when in a competition.
Bruce Jenner's World Class Decathlon Windows A 'real' decathlon. All athletes look the same, possibly because only one has been created, so it's good that the player's athlete is always centre screen
Bruce Jenner's World Class Decathlon Windows In practice mode, choosing FIELD from the main menu gives the player the choice of disciplines. 
In Decathlon mode the events proceed in a set order

Alternate Titles

  • "Daley Thompson's World Class Decathlon" -- UK/European title
  • "Daley Thompsons olympischer Zehnkampf" -- German title

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User Reviews

Save your stamina. Indeed. Luis Silva (13294) 1.2 Stars1.2 Stars1.2 Stars1.2 Stars1.2 Stars

The Press Says

GameSpot Jul 25, 1996 4.4 out of 10 44
Joystick (French) Sep, 1996 40 out of 100 40
World Village (Gamer's Zone) 1996 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
PC Gamer UK Dec, 1996 33 out of 100 33
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Sep, 1996 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
High Score Oct, 1996 1 out of 5 20
PC Player (Germany) Aug, 1996 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20
PC Games (Germany) Sep, 1996 19 out of 100 19
Power Play Aug, 1996 17 out of 100 17

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Awards

  • PC Player (Germany)
    • Issue 01/1997 – Worst Translation in 1996

Luis Silva (13294) added Bruce Jenner's World Class Decathlon (Windows) on Jan 14, 2006