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Description

Six tough events await in this joystick-waggling successor to Track &Field.

The full sequence of events is - swimming, skeet shooting, gymnastics, archery, triple jumping and weightlifting. You must complete each event in order to be allowed onto the next one.

Swimming involves moving left and right as fast as possible, while pressing fire when a breath is required. Skeet shooting and archery both come down to timing - though elevation and wind factors affect the latter. Gymnastics involves timing a succession of presses to ensure that the jump is long and the landing graceful. The triple jump involves one press for each part of the jump, whereas the weightlifting involves merely brute strength.

If the player wants to go to the next event or round, they will have to qualify by beating increasingly difficult maximum times or minimum targets.

Screenshots

Hyper Sports ZX Spectrum Skeet Shooting
Hyper Sports ZX Spectrum Triple Jump
Hyper Sports ZX Spectrum Weight Lifting
Hyper Sports ZX Spectrum Controls menu

Alternate Titles

  • "Hyper Sports 1" -- MSX in-game title
  • "Hyper Olympic '84" -- Sharp X1 in-game title
  • "ハイパースポーツ1" -- Japanese Kanji title

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Critic Reviews

Crash! Aug, 1985 92 out of 100 92
Your Spectrum Sep, 1985 12 out of 15 80
Sinclair User Jul, 1985 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Sep, 1985 31 out of 40 78
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Nov, 1988 6.2 out of 12 52

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of Hyper Sports appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Combination with Track & Field

This game was later combined with the four events shown in the Famicom version of Track & Field to form the Western release of Track & Field.

Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • November 1994 (Issue 50) – #23 The All-Time Top 50 C64 Games

Martin Smith (62938) added Hyper Sports (ZX Spectrum) on Sep 29, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Infernos (12265), Sciere (377087), Martin Smith (62938) and Terok Nor (22576)