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- Olympic gold: Barcelona 92 -

There have been so many games based on the olympics and every four years there will be more you can pretty much count on it. Barcelona 92 is a bit of odd one because it was only released on Sega systems, why I'm not sure but it probably has to do with licenses and stuff. I'm not going to bother explaining what the olympics are but obviously there are a load of sports involved, most are pretty much straightforward but there's one or two which are different enough. Whoever is the best gets the gold medal and the winner is the one who gets the most points in seven events.

The seven events are:
- 100 meter dash, run as fast as you can for 100 meters
- hammer throw, throw a ball attached to a rope as far as you can
- bow and arrow, shoot as close as you can at the bullseye for points
- 110 meter hurdles, run as fast as you can while jumping over hurdles
- polevault, use your pole to vault over a high stick (nice explaination isn't it :)
- dive, make summersaults and such while diving in the water
- 200 meter freestyle swimming, swim as fast as you can for 200 meters

The game is different from the others that I have played in that there isn't a single run per event but there are actually preliminaries and finals. It's fairly simplistic though but it does mean you do not have to win every round in order to win the gold, ofcourse you still need to win the finals. You can even watch the preliminaries in which you do not compete to see how your competitors are doing. The events are pretty straightforward but the bow and arrow shoot isn't a very common event in games. The dive is the most difficult event as far as I'm concerned as you have to actually have to do the dive in a certain way to succeed and there are a lot of different ones to perform. All the events have some interesting things like in the dash you can press forward at the last moment and your character will lean forward to get that little extra space between him and the finish.

There's so many olympic video games it's hard to set one apart however in my opinion this game does it by offering slightly more options like the leaning forward in the dash and the extra rounds per event. That doesn't change the fact that many of the events are a case of hammering the buttons as fast as you can but alas that is something which is part of the genre. Still this game was pretty fun so I suggest you give it a go.

Overal rating: 8/10

Erde Kaiser


This game was released for several different systems here are some notes:
Megadrive/
Genesis
Released in 1992.
Obviously this is graphically better than the sms version and it shows by clearer graphics and more competitors onscreen at once. Gameplay wise there is no difference.
SMS - Sega
Master system
Released in 1992.
This contains all the events it's big brother has with less graphics.
Others This version is not available.
Sega Game gear released in 1992, it's pretty much the same as the master system version.

Date added Feb-29-2008 17:16
Name Olympic gold: Barcelona 92
Developer Sega
Publisher U.S. Gold
First released 1992
Genre Sport
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Download Sega Master System, filesize: 140 Kb
Sega Megadrive, filesize: 253 Kb
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Manual No manual available
Solve / Docs No solve available
No extra docs available
 

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