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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Overall User Score (5 votes) 3.6

Critic Reviews

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Zzap! (Feb, 1988)
It's almost as if you're really there! David Vine, lots of cold white stuff, that famous tune, those jerky graphics...erk! Comparisons are bound to be made with Winter Games, but Winter Olympiad comes nowhere near the slick Epyx standard of nearly three years ago. Winter Olympiad just goes to show that even decent graphics can't rescue a game if the animation and playability lack polish. Although there are plenty of events, none are particularly exciting, and it only takes a few plays for the action to be predictable. The Solid Gold compilation, complete with Winter Games and four other classics, is available at the same price...
Zzap! (Aug, 1992)
On the flip-side is Winter Olympiad, a competent but unspectacular interpretation of the Winter Olympics, Another five-event outing, presentation is once again top-notch (I loved the David Vine signature tune!).
Great graphics and sound and a tough game to master as well. The C64 version plays in the same way as the ST version, but the multi-load on the cassette version could see your interest waning early.
Zzap! (Sep, 1992)
Brrr, it's enough to give you cold feet all right. Sluggish controls make the dull events even dodgier. Biathlon is boring with the course repeated four times, the Bobsled overturns at the slightest error, Ski Jump's about as good as Eddie Edwards without his glasses, Downhill Skiing's too slow, and Slalom's just about playable. Not a patch on it's summer counterpart. Why Ian gave it 60% last ish (on the Olympiad collection) is a mystery- maybe he's got snow on the brain?
Zzap! (Apr, 1991)
In retrospect, the original mark of 53% [Zzap 1988/2: 66%] seems amazing, with both reviewers pointing out the superiority of Epyx's Winter Games and the numbing lack of addiction in this graphically attractive, but shallow game. Presentation screens are dire and loading seems to take forever (although Epyx games suffer from that too). Overall, distinctly snowbound.
Power Play (Feb, 1988)
Selbst wenn man gnädig darüber hinwegsieht, daß die Programmierer ordentlich bei Winter Garnes abgekupfert haben, fühlt man sich bei Winter Olympiad 88 böse aufs Glatteis geführt. Die Disziplinen bieten nichts Neues und sind zudem technisch nicht gerade optimal programmiert. Auf dem Atari ST ist das Spiel in dieser Hinsicht noch ganz gut gelungen: beim Slalom bekommt man zum Beispiel ein sehr ansehnliches Scrolling zu sehen. Die C64-Version bietet über weite Strecken katastrophale Grafik und sieht im Vergleich zum Oldie Winter Garnes arm aus. Auch spielerisch hatte ich mir von Winter Olympiad etwas mehr erwartet. Die indiskutable C64-Version versenkt man am besten in einer tiefen Gletscherspalte.
Happy Computer (Feb, 1988)
Jede Disziplin wird einzeln nachgeladen, doch die Grafik ist bei der getesteten C 64-Version trotzdem über weite Strecken jämmerlich. Winter Games sieht drei Klassen besser aus. Winter Olympiad 88 ist nicht nur erschreckend unoriginell, sondern schlicht und einfach sturzlangweilig. Dank technischer und spielerischer Dürftigkeit ein Fall für die Katastrophen-Liste.