Winter Olympics: Lillehammer '94

Critic Score User Score
SEGA Master System
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3.6
Amiga
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SNES
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3.0
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Description

This is the official license of Winter Olympics tournament in 1994 at Lillehammer, Norway. You can practice in any event before the tournament. The game offers two modes - Full Olympics and Mini Olympics, which vary in the number of events.

It includes 5 different types of sports - biathlon, alpine skiing (downhill, slalom, giant slalom and Super-G), ski jumping (90 m, 120 m), bobsleigh (2/4 men bob, 1/2 men luge) and skating (elimination, pursuit, time trial). The events use 3D views.

Screenshots

Winter Olympics: Lillehammer '94 Genesis Closing ceremony
Winter Olympics: Lillehammer '94 SNES No olympics without the torch
Winter Olympics: Lillehammer '94 Game Gear Preparing the bobsleigh
Winter Olympics: Lillehammer '94 DOS Those trees will kill you.

Alternate Titles

  • "The XVII Olympic Winter Games: Lillehammer 1994" -- Game Gear/SEGA Master System in-game title
  • "ウインターオリンピック" -- SEGA Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

How to NOT make a winter sports game Genesis Luis Silva (13292)

Critic Reviews

Svenska Hemdatornytt Genesis Feb, 1994 85 out of 100 85
Sega Force Genesis Feb 23, 1994 80 out of 100 80
Megablast Genesis Mar, 1994 73 out of 100 73
Total! (Germany) SNES Mar, 1994 2.75 out of 6 65
Amiga Games Amiga Feb, 1993 63 out of 100 63
Video Games SEGA Master System Jan, 1994 55 out of 100 55
PC Joker DOS Jan, 1994 53 out of 100 53
1UP! SNES Feb 16, 2002 32 out of 100 32
Sega-16.com Genesis Feb 09, 2006 3 out of 10 30
The Video Game Critic Genesis Apr 20, 2006 D 25

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Trivia

Manual

The game's instruction manual (for the PC and Amiga versions, at least) is notably poorly worded. A number of grammatical mistakes are made, and several sections make little sense. Examples include "made of concrete to high standards, competitors are subjected to forces of up to 4G" (which, taken literally, suggests that the competitors are made of concrete - the reference to the bobsleigh course was in the previous sentence), and a suggestion that, in Full Olympic mode, you can watch the opening ceremony AFTER completing the events.
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