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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.6
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.0
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.3
Overall User Score (21 votes) 3.7

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Zzap! (Nov, 1986)
Yet another quality Epyx production. The state of the art sports simulation for the 64.
Das Gesamturteil fällt für „World Games“ recht gut aus. Die Grafik ist nicht ganz so gut, wie die der Vorgänger, die Spielmotivation ist allerdings durchaus vergleichbar. Als größtes Manko sehe ich das Fehlen des Fastloaders aus „Winter Games“ an. So muß man doch eine gewisse Zeit warten, bis sich der Computer die einzelnen Disziplinen von der Diskette geholt hat. Das Spiel ist mit sehr viel Liebe zum Detail programmiert worden. Allen, die von Summer Games I und II und Winter Games begeistert sind, kann ich dieses neue Spiel wärmstens empfehlen. Trotz einiger Schönheitsfehler kann man sagen, daß dieses Spiel in keiner Software-Bibliothek fehlen sollte.
90 (UK) (Oct 26, 2007)
As with most of the Epyx canon, this was later ported (usually rather lovelessly) to a multitude of other systems, but accept no imitations! Check out the original and best if you really want to see what the fuss was about.
Happy Computer (Dec, 1986)
Wer schon Summer- und Winter Games gerne spielte, kann es sich eigentlich gar nicht leisten World Games zu versäumen. Und wenn Sie zu den Leuten gehören, die noch keines dieser Sportspiele kennen, dann sollten Sie sich World Games schleunigst einmal ansehen - Sie werden angenehm überrascht sein!
Computer Gamer (Jan, 1987)
We will have to see whether eight events over 24,000 miles will tempt the joystick athletes into a short journey down the shops to buy it. I found it to be a collection of fun games that lacked the intensity of the Olympic events that encourages some much needed practice but made an ideal game to play with a group of friends.
Info (Jan, 1987)
Summer Games, Winter Games, and now World Games. Will we soon see Galactic Games'! WG is my least favorite of the series. Slalom Skiing (pictured left) is the best of the eight new events. The other seven are: Cliff Diving, Sumo wrestling, Bull Riding, Barrel Jumping, Log Rolling, Weight Lifting, and the Caber Toss (when was the last time you paid money to see world-class Log Rolling???) Epyx does such a nice, consistent job of execution, tho, that it's hard to take off too many points even for such boring material.
World Games contains simple controls, great graphics, and competition for eight people which all adds up to a complete package.
64'er (Jun, 1989)
Jede Sportart wird mit landestypischer Musik untermalt und durch eine kleine Geschichte eingeleitet. Die Grafik ist meist schön animiert, auch die Musik kann sich hören lassen.
World Games, unfortunately, has a couple of clinkers. The first is the slalom skiing. Not a novice at sports simulations, I haven't yet completed the course in 14 tries. It is too difficult to make sharp turns and keep forward momentum, but the gates are spaced too close together to get to them without sharp turns. I don't think Epyx play-tested this event enough with outside gamers. The second disappointment is log rolling. Against a human foe it isn't too bad because neither player knows what they are doing and it is enjoyable to plunk your foe in the water. Against the computer opponent, however, it is suicide. The rule book, normally quite informative, is of no help to plot a strategy or to even know what a particular move of the joystick will accomplish. Even with those complaints, World Games is still a must for the avid sports gamer. I plan an all-day session soon with all the events in the four games.