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Back of Cartridge Case - SMS (DE-FR-IT-NL-SP-UK):

    California Games

    Hit the beaches and compete for the most radical sports trophy on the coast! California Games™ takes you there for a gnarly tournament of six games. Practice or compete in one, a few, or all events. So grab your sunglasses and sandals. Surf's up, dude! Time to jam!

    Auf zum Strand und zum Wettkampf um die radikalste Sporttrohäe an der ganzen Küste! California Games™ fordert Sie auf zu einem ruppigen Turnier, bei dem es um sechs Spiele geht. Üben und kámpfen Sie in einer, mehreren oder allen Disziplinen. Schnappen Sie sich Sonnenbrille und Sandalen. Surfen ist angesagt, Macker! Zeit zum Aufbrechen!

    Ge dig ner till stranden och tävla om trofeerna i det senaste av alla sporter. California Games™ tar med dig till Kalifornien och låter dig delta i sex olika tävlingar. Öva eller tävla i en, två eller alla evenemang. Ta dina solglasögon och sandaler. Kom igen kompis! Kör hårt! Ett spel för hela familjen.

    Précipitez-vous à la plage pour disputer la rencontre sportive la plus fabuleuse de la côte! California Games™ vous y mène pour un formidable tournois de six épreuves. Entraînez-vous ou concourez dans une, plusieurs ou toutes les épreuves. Alors, saisissez vos lunettes de soleil et vos sandales, le surf vous attend! C'est le moment d'y aller!

    ¡Corre a las playas y compite por el trofeo deportivo más radical en la costa! California Games™ te llevará al lugar de competición para que participes en el torneo de seis juegos. Practica o compite en uno, en varios o en todas las pruebas. Toma las gafas de sol y las sandalias, y no te olvides de la tabla hawaiiana. ¡Llegó la hora de empezar!

    Vai nelle spiaggie e competi per il trofeo dello sport più violenti degli costa! California Games™ ti porta nel vivo di un torneo di sei giochi diversi. Allenati o competi in uno, alcuni, oppure in tutti i giuochi. Afferra i tuoi occhiali da sole e sandali. Il surf è finito, ragazzo! E tempo di raggrupparsi!

    PLAYERS: 1 to 8
    PERIPHERALS: Sega Control Pad™ or Control Stick™
    MODES: Practice, Compete in 1, Some, or All

    EVENTS: 6


    Contributed by jean-louis (54707) on Jan 06, 2021.

Back of Cassette Case - Spectrum (FR):

    Pour vous, maintenant, l'été durera toujours!

    Ces jeux de plage complètement fous ont été imaginés par des surfers californiens qui adorent s'éclater dans les vagues. Voici six épreuves passionnantes qui vont vous faire connaître les émotions les plus fortes.

    Rien ne vaut les California Games!
    Préparez-vous à traverser le sommet d'une vague gigantesque sur votre planche de surf, à envoyer une gerbe de boue spectaculaire avec votre BMX ou à décoller d'une piste d'envol avec votre skateboard; et tant que vous serez dans les nuages, pourquoi ne pas épater la foule avec des pirouettes fantastiques? Vous êtes en peu fatigué? Jouez donc au Frisbee, amusez-vous à tester votre talon d'Achille avec votre hacky-sack ou tout simplement à slalomer en patins à roulettes sur les caillebotis.

    C'est l'épreuve qui fait le pro!
    Mais attention, ces jeux ne sont pas une mince affaire. Avant de mettre le pied sur le sol californien, vous choisirez un sponsor parmi une liste de noms réputés. Il vous faudra ensuite triompher de vos concurrents. Vous pourrez remporter un premier prix par épreuve ou mieux encore un prix pour l'ensemble des six épreuves.

    Alors allez-y, défoncez-vous!

    • Branchez-vous surf, skateboard, BMX, hacky-sack, patins à roulettes et Freesbee.
    • Essayez de battre vos concurrents sur les plages, dans les parcs on sur les terrains accidentés de la Californie.
    • Accumulez les palmarès et vous deviendrez l'un des grands champions de la Californie.
    • 1 à 4 joueurs.


    Contributed by jean-louis (54707) on Jan 06, 2021.

Back of Cassette Case (KIXX) - Spectrum (UK):

    California
    GAMES

    The smell of the surf, the sun on your back, the sand between your toes ... this isn't California Dreamin' - this is real! Six of the best West Coast sports designed to set your pulses racing. Featuring:
    • Skateboarding
    • Foot Bag
    • BMX Bike Racing
    • Surfing
    • Roller Skating
    • Flying Disk

    " California Games is quite simply the apex of computer sports gaming ... the pictures and sounds generated by this program are atmospheric beyond belief" ZZAP 64


    Contributed by jean-louis (54707) on Jan 05, 2021.

Back of Cassette Case - Spectrum (UK):

    Now the Summer will surely last forever!

    The smell of the surf, the sun on your back, the sand between your toes...This isn't California Dreamin' — this is for real! Six of the best West Coast sports designed to set your pulse racing! Wow your friends with your incredible flying skate-board feats; or show your cool hacking at the sack.

    Skate down the boardwalk, flip the Frisbee® and wheelie the BMX. And then the ultimate test — the King of Californian sports — shooting the curl as you battle with those giant Pacific rollers to decide which surfer truly rules the waves!

    You'll be playing for big name sponsors like Pacer Skateboards, Ocean Pacific®, RAD Mag, Frisbee®, Hacky Sack®, Morey Boogie®, Burton®, Snowboards and Bluebird®.

    California Games TM features superb graphics, all the atmosphere of the West Coast, and one to eight players can take part. All the quality you expect from a Epyx product is here and so much more.

    So get air. Go crazy. Welcome to a new state of intensity.

    • Get ready to surf, skateboard on the half pipe, bike BMX-style, kick-back with a foot bag, rollerskate and fling the flying disc.
    • Compete on California's beaches, parks, and its rough and tumbly desert turf.
    • Win enough trophies to become a California Champion.
    • One to four players.


    Contributed by jean-louis (54707) on Jan 04, 2021.

Print advertisement - Happy Computer Spielesonderheft 4:
    Es riecht förmlich nach Surfen, die Sonne scheint auf Deinen Rücken und Sand ist zwischen Deinen Zehen...
    Das sind keine Träume von Californien — das ist Realität. jetzt und hier! Sechs der besten Sport-Hits der Westküste von Californien werden Euern Puls auf Hochtouren bringen!
    Verblüfft Euere Freunde mit Eueren unglaublichen Skateboard-Künsten. oder zeigt, wie lange Ihr den Ball kickt, ohne daß er den Boden berührt. Skatet über den Bürgersteig. werft mit der Frisbee-Scheibe und zeigt Euer Können auf dem BMX-Rad.
    Und dann kommt das Allerschwierigste — die „Königsdisziplin“ unter den califomischen Sportarten—, schießt über und durch die gigantischen Riesenwellen der Westküste und beweist, welcher Surfer wirklich die Wellen regiert!
    California Garnes bringt Euch die Atmosphäre der californischen Westküste auf Euern Computer! Bis zu acht Spieler können sich hier — in fantastischer Graphik — heiße Sport-Wettkämpfe liefern. Und das alles natürlich in der außergewöhnlich guten EPYX-Qualität, wenn nicht sogar noch besser.
    Wir könnten Euch jetzt noch mehr erzählen, aber lest doch statt dessen einmal, was ZZAP 64 — die große englische Computer-Spiele-Zeitschrift — dazu sagt:
    „California Games ist ganz einfach der Höhepunkt unter den Computer- Sport-Spielen.“
    .“Irgendwie hat es EPYX geschafft, den eigenen hohen technischen Standard noch zu übertreffen — Bild und Ton dieses Programms vermitteln einen glaubhaften Eindruck der Atmosphäre.“
    „Sammelt man alle Highlights bisheriger EPYX-Programme und addiert sie zusammen, ist man immer noch erst auf dem halben Weg, California Garnes zu beschreiben.“
    Also, müssen wir noch mehr sagen?

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (263288) on Aug 03, 2011.

www.commodoregaming.com – Wii (UK):
    Welcome to California. Home of the most radical sports in the world. Rad, bad and aggro. You're about to hit the beaches, parks and streets of the Golden State to go for trophies in everything from surfing to bike racing. CALIFORNIA GAMES gives you the hottest sports. And the most aggro competition. You even have to pick your own sponsor.

    So pull on those knee pads. You're about to get into the most fun you've ever had since Mom hid your skateboard. CALIFORNIA GAMES is going to take you from surf to the turf. From the pipe to the parks. Are you gonna love it, or what?

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5048) on Aug 21, 2008.

Back Cover - Sega Master System (NTSC):
    Hey Dude, get ready for the ultimate in rad video! Sega's California Games takes you to the sunny beaches and deserts of the California coast for some gnarly sports competition.
    Kick it down on a skateboard. Ride the waves to surfing heaven. Cruise the concrete on skates or the rough track on a BMX. Test your toes with a footbag or your long concentration with a flying disk. In a word: awesome.
    But there's more. You can play with up to 8 of your friends. Practice events. Compete in once, some or all to become the total California Champion! And you can play for some of the hottest teams around representing the heaviest names on the circuit.
    So what are you waiting for? Grab your board and get ready to achieve a new state of Sega cool.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66486) on Mar 25, 2004.

Back Cover - NES (NTSC):

    The most radical fun under the sun!



    Get ready for the gnarliest, most radically awesome sports events under the sun! They're six of California's hottest games. Geared for daredevils - and guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping!
    First, pick your sponsor. Then tackle the heavy competition in surfing, rollerskating, BMX bike racing and more. Take risks to score high, 'cause wimps wipe out! Trophies are awarded for single events and overall competition!
    So grab your gear and go for it! You'll be up to your jams in awesome action. And you just might walk away with first prize!

    6 Awesome Events:

  • BMX Bike Racing
  • Surfing
  • Rollerskating
  • Flying Disk
  • Foot Bag
  • Half Pipe Skateboarding

    1 to 8 Players

  • Surfing: Shred the face off a totally tubular wave!

  • BMX Bike Racing: Spray up some dirt with wheelies and 360's!

  • Half Pipe Skateboarding: Leap off the lip for a daring aerial turn!

    Contributed by Xoleras (66486) on Mar 25, 2004.

Advertisement in COMPUTE!, October 1987:

    CALIFORNIA GAMES.
    BRACE YOURSELF FOR A NEW
    STATE OF INTENSITY.



    It ain't beach blanket bingo.

    These are radical games. Games that take the honorable tradition of Summer Games I and II, Winter Games, and World Games, wax it down and load it on the roof.

    Try shredding the face of a totally tubular wave. Join the airforce in a BMX bike race. Screech around on skates and then rocket off the skateboard ramp.

    You'll be playing for sponsors like Ocean Pacific, NHS Santa Cruz, CASIO, Costa Del Mar, Kawasaki, and Spinjammer. For trophies and an overall championship.

    So get air. Go crazy. Welcome to the state of California.

    Contributed by Belboz (6577) on Oct 14, 2001.

From the back cover:
    Introducing the gnarliest bunch of games under the sun. Games invented on the beaches by sun-baked beach bums with a fondness for ripping, grinding, and shredding. With six radically thrilling events intended to bring you to the edge and blow your mind. And make adrenalin California's most plentiful natural resource.

    Wish they all could be California Games.
    Get ready to shred the face off an awesomely tubular wave. Turn a "berm" on a BMX bike and spray up a wall of dirt. Launch a few feet off-the-lip with your skateboard tucked high. And while you're up there, dance on the crowd. Or if you're feeling like kicking back a bit, float a flying disk, juggle a foot bag with your heels, or just slalom the boardwalk on skates.

    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.
    But this ain't beach blanket bingo. In fact, before you even set foot on California turf, you'll choose an on-screen sponsor from among the heaviest names on the circuit. Then, hit the competition route. Prizes include trophies for a single event and a top prize in overall competition.

    So get air. Go crazy. Welcome to a new state of intensity.

    • Get "amped" to surf, skateboard on the half pipe, bike BMX-style, kick-back with a foot bag, rollerskate and fling the flying disc.

    • Compete on California's beaches, parks, and its rough and tumbly desert turf.

    • Win enough trophies to become a California Champion.

    • One to eight players.

    Contributed by Belboz (6577) on Sep 15, 2001.

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