Copyright/Publisher: Epyx, Release Year: 1984,
Genre: Multi Events, Number Of Players: 1 to 8
This must rate as one of the best sport simulations on the market. The player has the
opportunity to compete in eight events: pole vault, platform diving, 100m, 4x100m relay,
gymnastics (vaulting horse), 100m freestyle swimming, 4x100m freestyle, skeet shooting (clay).
An American originated game, the player has the option to compete in either one or all of
the events in succession. The introductory screens certainly merit a mention, with an
athlete entering the stadium bearing the Olympic flame - all to the sound of the Olympic anthem.
When the flame is lit, white doves fly across the screen.
Another nice touch is that you can choose which country you wish to represent. This is done by
moving the cursor over a choice of 30 flags. When you have chosen that country´s national anthem is
played. Each event is loaded individually so it makes sense to go for the disk version rather than
the twin-cassette package - assuming you own a disk drive.
World records are stored and if player breaks a record the file is updated. Winners of any events
get their national anthem played and flag displayed. The graphics in this game are superb. For example,
in the pole vault the pole bends very realistically. Highly recommended.