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Summer Athletics: The Ultimate Challenge (Windows)

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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 Intro for the jumping event (demo version)
Summer Athletics: The Ultimate Challenge Windows The athlete starts his jump... (demo version)
Summer Athletics: The Ultimate Challenge Windows Title screen (demo version)
Summer Athletics: The Ultimate Challenge Windows The player has a few basic options to customize his athlete (demo version)

Alternate Titles

  • "Summer Athletics" -- European and Australian title

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The Press Says

Splashgames Jul 20, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Gamezone (Germany) Jul 10, 2008 7.7 out of 10 77
Game Captain Jul 27, 2008 77 out of 100 77
GameStar (Germany) Jul, 2008 72 out of 100 72
Gamona Jul 16, 2008 69 out of 100 69
Looki Jul 19, 2008 64 out of 100 64
PC Zone Sep 02, 2008 6 out of 10 60
GBase - The Gamer's Base Jul 13, 2008 5.5 out of 10 55
Jeuxvideo.com Jul 30, 2008 11 out of 20 55
4Players.de Jul 29, 2008 53 out of 100 53

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Patrick Bregger (112037) added Summer Athletics: The Ultimate Challenge (Windows) on Jan 14, 2010
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