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You start as a member of the 1988 U.S. Olympic Team to compete at the Olympic Summer Games.

You can play eight events, including Velodrome Sprint Cycling, Hurdles, Pole Vault, Hammer-throw, Uneven Parallel Bars, Rings, Archery, and Springboard Diving. You can practice each event separately or play the whole competition.

The game also features a multiple player option, this makes it a nice party game. If you are alone, you can compete against the computer.

If you're stuck in an event, or want to get better, just take the coaching book (= the manual) and read how you can make more tricks. It also features many real facts of the history of the Olympic summer games.


The Games: Summer Edition ZX Spectrum Diving.
The Games: Summer Edition ZX Spectrum Options.
The Games: Summer Edition ZX Spectrum The Velodrome.
The Games: Summer Edition ZX Spectrum Bad dive.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Summer Games 3" -- Printed on EU 16-Bit boxes
  • "Go For Gold" -- Later budget release title

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Crash! May, 1989 88 out of 100 88
The Games Machine (UK) Aug, 1989 73 out of 100 73
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jul, 1989 72 out of 100 72
Your Sinclair Jun, 1989 71 out of 100 71
Sinclair User Sep, 1991 70 out of 100 70
Sinclair User Jun, 1989 59 out of 100 59


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Kabushi (209401) added The Games: Summer Edition (ZX Spectrum) on Sep 06, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Quapil (4825), Thomas Perl (80), Martin Smith (66801) and Terok Nor (26691)