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Hyper Sports (ZX Spectrum)

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Six tough events await in this joystick-waggling action game. 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.


Hyper Sports ZX Spectrum Archery
Hyper Sports ZX Spectrum Controls menu
Hyper Sports ZX Spectrum Swimming
Hyper Sports ZX Spectrum Selecting players name

Alternate Titles

  • "Hyper Sports 1" -- MSX in-game title

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Sinclair User Jul, 1985 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Your Spectrum Sep, 1985 12 out of 15 80


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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.
Martin Smith (63168) added Hyper Sports (ZX Spectrum) on Sep 29, 2004
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