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Micro Olympics (ZX Spectrum)

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Description

Eleven Track 'N' Field style events are recreated in this joystick-waggling based game. Five are simple running events of different distances ranging from 100 meters to 1500 meters. Unlike Daley Thompson's Decathlon the longer events don't involve a different technique, or different performance measurements, making the 1500m quite tiring. There are also three throwing events (Javelin, Discus and Hammer), and the High / Long / Triple Jump events. Each event has a pre-defined world record to chase.

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Micro Olympics ZX Spectrum Event 2: Discus
First the player decides on the action key to release the discus
Micro Olympics ZX Spectrum Event 7: Pole Vault
Very similar to the High jump. The player sets the height, runs to build up speed, then has to press the 'Vault' button at the right time, (not like this).
Micro Olympics ZX Spectrum The second screen defined the keys that are going to get pummelled
Micro Olympics ZX Spectrum Event 4: Javelin
Once a speed has been established the player must press the 'Throw' key at just the right time. Here it was pressed too soon

Alternate Titles

  • "Olympic Spectacular" -- Alternative Software release title

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Martin Smith (63134) added Micro Olympics (ZX Spectrum) on Feb 26, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (124767) and Martin Smith (63134)