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Another in the series of Epyx Olympic sports games. Compete in many different sporting events: Ski Jump, Hot Dog, Biathlon, Bobsled, Free Skating, Figure Skating, and more.


Winter Games Commodore 64 The bobsled
Winter Games Commodore 64 Speed skating
Winter Games Commodore 64 The opening ceremonies
Winter Games Commodore 64 Ski jump

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Alternate Titles

  • "ウインターゲームズ" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Popular Computing Weekly Oct 24, 1985 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Press Play On Tape Feb 24, 2021 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Apr, 1986 10 out of 10 100
Zzap! Nov, 1985 94 out of 100 94 (UK) Oct 26, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Zzap! Sep, 1992 88 out of 100 88
Commodore Force Jul, 1993 87 out of 100 87
Commodore User Nov, 1985 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Happy Computer Nov, 1985 Unscored Unscored
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Dec, 1985 Unscored Unscored


Topic # Posts Last Post
How to play it? 6 lilalurl (732)
Aug 06, 2012
Any way to get the game today? 2 JudgeDeadd (27643)
Dec 23, 2008



The Atari 2600 version of Winter Games, released in the later years of Atari's dominance in the Home Video Game market, was one of a handful of games that used 16K of memory! The Atari 2600 had been designed to only run cartridges of 2K and 4K in size. Games that were written to exceed that 4K memory limitation required the "bank swapping" technique in order to access 8K, 12K, and even 16K game cartridges.

Memory was still expensive in the 1980's, yet the public wanted more and more advanced games, especially since it had been several years now since the release of the many popular 8-bit home computer systems that had been flooding the market and reducing in cost. And with the Nintendo Entertainment System having just been released, the Atari 2600 was beginning to look very dated. In order to satisfy the public’s craving for games requiring increasing amounts of memory, creating a bigger game for the Atari 2600 was the only way to do it.

In order to handle the expansiveness of their games, Epyx released all three of their Olympic-based games with multiple ROM chips equaling the necessary 16K. Using bank-swapping, the various ROM chips could be accessed and swapped as needed. And all of it was embedded within a standard-sized Atari 2600 Cartridge!


As of 2000, the game (as all of the Epyx olympic game series) is completely speed throttled even for the fastest computers.


  • Commodore Force
    • December 1993 (Issue 13) – #87 “Readers' Top 100”
  • Computer Gamer
    • February 1986 (issue #17) - Included in the list Spectrum Collection (the best Spectrum ZX games since 1985 by editorial staff choice)
  • Happy Computer
    • Issue 02/1986 - #5 Best Game in 1985 (Readers' Vote)
    • Issue 04/1987 - #8 Best Game in 1986 (Readers' Vote)
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Quapil (5475) added Winter Games (Commodore 64) on Apr 28, 2003
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