Join our Discord to chat with fellow friendly gamers and our knowledgeable contributors!

antstream

User Reviews

There are no reviews for this game.


Our Users Say



Critic Reviews

MobyRanks are listed below. You can read here for more information about MobyRank.
83
In short, splendiferous graphics, pleasant sound and sweaty gameplay. Congratulations to Ocean for a great game, but next time how about developing a few less strenuous control methods? I'm exhausted and my waggling hand is dying!
77
Génération 4 (Dec, 1988)
Le jeu est prenant, aussi prenant qu'un Décathlon d'Activision ou un Track & Field d'Atari, mais on peut regretter que l'élimination à une épreuve empêche de voir les autres. Cependant, grâce à des idées originales (l'énergie utilisable sous forme de vitamines, le choix des bonnes chaussures), D.T.O.C. reste un programme de première catégorie.
70
Daley is a fairly tired old concept dressed up in new sportswear. But it's still quite a playable concept, and as such it's worth a look.
70
The One (Nov, 1988)
Daley is a fairly tired old concept dressed up in new sportswear. But it's still quite a playable concept, and as such it's worth a look.
68
Unsurprisingly, it's got the best graphics both for presentation and the action itself. Music and sound effects are competent as well. Choosing shoes is a bit confusing because you aren't told whether you have made the correct choice.
66
Raze (Jul, 1991)
[Budget re-release] Admittedly, the graphics are quite neat, but they can't save a concept that's almost as old as Daley himself.
65
The constant joystick waggling is a great strain on the wrist and the trainers selection is little more than a novelty. However, the game can be fun played among friends. If you aren't adverse to physical effort, Olympic Challenge generates an enjoyable competitive spirit.
64
Your Amiga (Jun, 1989)
The area where the game falls down though is that only you can play. One of the features of this type of program is that it is great fun to compete against a few friends. Everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses and laughing at someone else's incompetence has always been a national pastime. As a result of this, I felt that a lot of fun had gone out of the game. At just under £25, it is seriously overpriced too. Just as Daley is no longer the force he once was, so perhaps this type of game has had its day.
59
Commodore User (Nov, 1988)
A shame really, because had Ocean found a way of utilising the digitised pictures more usefully and avoided the joystick pumping then I'm sure DTOC would have been a hit.
55
Amiga Power (May, 1991)
[Budget re-release] Hopelessly old fashioned waggling gameplay. Even the great man's face on the box won't help it sell.
52
Power Play (Dec, 1988)
Diese Umsetzung ist nur etwas für Amiga-Besitzer, die dringend ein Joystick-Rüttelspiel suchen. Wer technische und taktische Finessen erwartet, wird von diesem etwas eintönigen Sportspiel enttäuscht sein.
47
Amiga Computing (Dec, 1988)
At the end of the day I concede defeat. I tried to get to like Olympic Challenge, but failed. It's just too hard to be credible. That, coupled with needless comments about being disqualified and sent home in disgrace for choosing the wrong shoes, leads me reluctantly to suggest you avoid this one. Sorry Daley.
40
The One (Apr, 1991)
[Budget re-release] The whole genre is well past its sell-by date now (Epyx having produced the last decent multi-event game in California Games) and with Daley himself not having surfaced for a number of years, and the next Olympics well over a year away, this isn't exactly a sure-fire hit.


antstream