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Summer Athletics 2009 (Windows)

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Summer Athletics: The Ultimate Challenge is a collection of sports events based on the Olympic Summer Games. It features 28 sports divided into eight disciplines: Swimming, jumping, throwing, cycling, running, platform diving, archery and the new skeet shooting (two variants). 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 player character aims automatically during the skeet shooting, the player himself only has to shoot at the right time.

The game features a basic career mode where the player gains a fixed amount of experience points after every event which can be reinvested into five stats like speed or jumping technique. The new character editor allows the adjustment of almost all facial aspects. In the optional arcade mode the players have so-called boosts to their disposal to improve their athlete's performance for a short time.

There is also a new co-op mode for relay races (sprint and swimming): parallel to every handover on the screen the player hands his input device to the next player.

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The Press Says

Gameswelt Aug 07, 2009 69 out of 100 69
GameStar (Germany) Jul 13, 2009 68 out of 100 68
Game Captain Jul 28, 2009 66 out of 100 66
Gamers.at Jul 27, 2009 55 out of 100 55
spieletipps 2009 54 out of 100 54
GamingXP Sep 04, 2009 53 out of 100 53
4Players.de Jul 22, 2009 50 out of 100 50
Looki Jul 25, 2009 42 out of 100 42

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Patrick Bregger (115646) added Summer Athletics 2009 (Windows) on May 19, 2010
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