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Winter Olympics: Lillehammer '94

MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
...
...
SEGA Master System
...
4.2
Game Gear
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3.7
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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 Options
Winter Olympics: Lillehammer '94 DOS Getting ready to ski-jump.
Winter Olympics: Lillehammer '94 SEGA Master System Event selection
Winter Olympics: Lillehammer '94 DOS Introduction sequence

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 (13294)

The Press Says

Svenska Hemdatornytt Genesis Feb, 1994 85 out of 100 85
Player One SEGA Master System Dec, 1993 81 out of 100 81
Sega Force Genesis Feb 23, 1994 80 out of 100 80
Power Unlimited Game Gear Mar, 1994 7 out of 10 70
PC Player (Germany) DOS Jan, 1994 61 out of 100 61
Defunct Games Genesis Jul 24, 2012 C+ 58
The DOS Spirit DOS Dec 19, 2008 2 out of 6 33
1UP! SNES Feb 16, 2002 32 out of 100 32
The Video Game Critic Genesis Apr 20, 2006 D 25
Power Play DOS Mar, 1994 24 out of 100 24

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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.
Contributed to by Cabeza2000 (691), grimace (147), Kabushi (121564) and Martin Smith (63155)