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This is a winter sports game that lets you compete in five Olympic events: Downhill skiing, Biathlon, Slalom, Ski Jump and Bob Sled. It is very similar to offerings like Winter Games from Epyx.

In Downhill skiing, you must avoid the obstacles and make it to the bottom of the hill, by swerving left and right and adjusting your speed by pushing the joystick forward and back. The Slalom is similar, involving skiing around flags.

In the ski jump, you must position the skis for a proper landing. In the bobsled event, you must carefully control the angles so your bobsled doesn't flip. The Biathlon event combines skiing to shooting ranges and shooting the targets archery-style.

Screenshots

Winter Challenge: World Class Competition Atari ST In flight on the ski jump
Winter Challenge: World Class Competition Atari 8-bit Title screen (US version)
Winter Challenge: World Class Competition DOS On the bridge (Biathlon)
Winter Challenge: World Class Competition DOS Climbing the hill (Biathlon)

Alternate Titles

  • "Winter Olympiad 88" -- International title
  • "Winter Olympiad" -- International reissue title

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Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Feb, 1988 9.43 out of 12 79
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Mar, 1988 610 out of 1000 61
Zzap! Commodore 64 Aug, 1992 60 out of 100 60
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Mar, 1988 585 out of 1000 58
The Video Game Critic Atari 8-bit Feb 16, 2014 C+ 58
Amiga Joker Amiga Feb, 1994 56 out of 100 56
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Mar, 1988 4 out of 10 40
Zzap! Commodore 64 Sep, 1992 38 out of 100 38
Power Play Commodore 64 Feb, 1988 3 out of 10 30
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Feb, 1988 24 out of 100 24

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