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- Summer games -

Epyx was well known for their games series and this was the very first one called simply summer games. You'll have to compete in a number of events with up to 8 players and the best one will get a golden medal each event. The one with the most wins after all events is crowned the grand winner.

There are 8 events in total:
Pole vault, use a big pole to jump over a high bar.
Platform diving, dive from a high point in a number of ways.
4x400 m relay, 4 people run 100 meters each and pass a baton to the next one.
100m dash, run as fast as you can over 100 meters.
Gymnastics, jump over a horse (I don't know the actual name) and twirl around.
Freestyle relay, 4 people swim 2 lanes in a swimming pool each.
100 m freestyle, swim as fast as you can over 100 meters.
Skeet shooting, shoot the targets from a different starting points.

You can select to practice one of the events, compete in one or compete in all of them. When multiple players play the game at once, two players will compete against each other until all players have had a turn. All events have a limited number of attempts but the polevault is slightly different, you have three attempts for each height you want to jump and if you're succesfull then you can move onto the next height. Some of the events like diving and gymnastics are quite difficult to do so you should do some pratice beforehand. The running events are a simple case of moving the joystick as fast as you can.

I loved the games series van epyx as they offered great fun when played with a bunch of friends. This game does have a number of events which aren't that great especially since you have to do two of them in a row, I'm talking about the swimming and running parts which can be quite boring. I love the more difficult events like the diving and pole vaulting though. For the most fun bring a friend or more otherwise it's no point in competing against yourself.

Overal rating: 7/10

Erde Kaiser


This game was released for many different systems here are some notes:
Amstrad CPC Released in 1984.
It's a bit of a cross between the c64 and ZX versions.
Atari 2600 Released in 1987.
There's no practice and some of the events are different, you start off with hurdles for instance.
C64 Released in 1984.
The original and the one I remember the most.
SMS - Sega
Master system
Released in 1988.
Both relay events are not there which is not a big loss but the shooting event is also gone which is a shame.
ZX Spectrum Released in 1984.
Not bad a version at all, only the characters are completely filled in black which can be hard to make them out at times.
Others These versions are not available.
Apple released in 1984.
Atari 8-bit released in 1984.
Atari 7800 released in 1987.

Date added Aug-31-2007 12:27
Name Summer games
Developer Epyx
Publisher Epyx
First released 1984
Genre Action
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Download Amstrad CPC, filesize: 63 Kb
Atari 2600, filesize: 21 Kb
Commodore 64, filesize: 125 Kb
Sega Master System, filesize: 70 Kb
ZX Spectrum, filesize: 51 Kb
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Solve / Docs No solve available
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