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Evolution of Olympic and Multisport Games!
« on: August 31, 2013, 05:23:02 AM »
It's time to look at those games that offer more than one sport at a time.  Olympic Games, decathlons, and other multisport events.  What better way to start showing their evolution than by showing a variety of these games on the grandaddy of consoles...

[align=center:36pkk39i][size=180]Atari 2600[/size]

Video Olympics
Quick Clips - Atari 2600 - 010 - Video Olympics

Summer Games
Summer Games - Atari 2600 - 2600online.com

Winter Games
Let's Play Winter Games (Atari 2600)

Decathlon
Decathlon for the Atari 2600

Track & Field
Track and Field for Atari 2600[/align:36pkk39i]

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Re: Evolution of Olympic and Multisport Games!
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2013, 10:18:51 AM »
[align=center:3g7tf99l]You missed out the best one of the lot for the Atari 2600 . . . . .

California Games for the Atari 2600[/align:3g7tf99l]

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Re: Evolution of Olympic and Multisport Games!
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2013, 13:58:15 PM »
I had that nagging feeling that something was missing!  Thanks!

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Re: Evolution of Olympic and Multisport Games!
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2013, 14:24:11 PM »
[align=center:etcns9wa][size=240]Atari ST[/size]


Alpine Games - By Atlantis


Ancient Games - By Energize


Arena - By Psygnosis


Buffalo Bill's Wild West Rodeo Games - By Tynesoft


California Games - By Epyx


California Games II - By Epyx


The Carl Lewis Challenge - By Psygnosis


Circus Attractions - By Rainbow Arts


Circus Games - By Tynesoft


Eskimo Games - By Magic Bytes


- By Ocean


The Games Summer Edition - By Epyx


The Games Winter Edition - By Epyx


Indoor Sports - By Databyte


International Sports Challenge - By Empire


ST Olympiad - By Atlantis


Summer Olympiad - By Tynesoft


Winter Games - By Epyx


Winter Olympiad - By Tynesoft


Winter Super Sports - By Flair Software


World Games - By Epyx


Summer Games - By Epyx [/align:etcns9wa]

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Re: Evolution of Olympic and Multisport Games!
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2013, 15:17:00 PM »
[align=center:3jcgmkqb][size=180]Atari 7800[/size]

Winter Games
Atari 7800 - Winter Games

Summer Games


[size=180]Atari 5200[/size]

Decathlon
Decathlon (Atari 5200)[/align:3jcgmkqb]

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Re: Evolution of Olympic and Multisport Games!
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2013, 07:49:23 AM »
Nice looking games :113:

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Re: Evolution of Olympic and Multisport Games!
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2013, 11:59:22 AM »
C64 - Summer Games
I think this was first multi event sports game I ever played.  This is certainly the first time I was 'wowed' by athletic animation.
Commodore 64 - Epyx Summer Games (1984)

C64 - Activision Decathlon
A good game that made most events fun to play.  1500m used to destroy me though!  Shared joystick waggling, with close friends of course, was the way forward.
 
C64 Decathlon

I think these are impressive for 1984.  The gameplay of Summer Games still holds up too.

C64 - Western Games
An oddball of a game.  I bought this when I was a kid - the graphics looked awesome and the events sounded different and fun.  I didn't pay heed to the Zzap review, but got away with it.  Whilst not as classy as the EPYX sports games this was still pretty fun.
http://www.lemon64.com/?game_id=2835
I couldn't find a c64 YT vid so this Amiga arm wrestling will have to do.
Amiga Western Games

C64 - Bad Cat
Another oddball collection of events starring a feline furball.  I stumbled across this whilst looking for Western Games.  I've never played it and judging by this video I never want to.  I could feel myself getting frustrated just watching!
BAD CAT RAINBOW ARTS COMMODORE 64 C64 GAME GAMEPLAY
Zzap Review - http://www.zzap64.co.uk/cgi-bin/displaypage.pl?issue=34&page=75

Last one...
C64 - Combat School
Not a pure multi sports title but an evolution of multi events sports games for sure.  Participate in numerous training events, that have to be passed, before being plunged into 'live' mission to defeat terrorists and, I assume, rescue the president.  It's a game of two distinct halves - or 2/3s or something.  I used to be able to pass all the events and then fail at the beginning of the mission every time.  That was a long time ago.  I wonder how this holds up....
C64 Longplay - Combat School

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Re: Evolution of Olympic and Multisport Games!
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2013, 14:17:54 PM »
Nice set of C64 games!  Now here are some of the...

[align=center:2g0nh7p1][size=180]Atari Lynx[/size]

California Games
Gameplay: California Games for Atari Lynx - Unreal 360

Alpine Games
Alpine Games [Duranik 2004] Atari Lynx[/align:2g0nh7p1]

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Re: Evolution of Olympic and Multisport Games!
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2013, 16:57:56 PM »
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Nice set of C64 games!  Now here are some of the...

[size=180]Atari Lynx[/size]

California Games
Gameplay: California Games for Atari Lynx - Unreal 360
I may have :53: tints on but that's still my favourite version of Cal Games.

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Re: Evolution of Olympic and Multisport Games!
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2013, 17:01:21 PM »
That was the first version of California Games I ever played and, to this day, remains my favorite!   I love doing the spins on the surfboard!  ;)

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Re: Evolution of Olympic and Multisport Games!
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2013, 17:08:06 PM »
Olympic and Multisport games always made me feel like the purchase was a good one. One bad event did not make a bad game.

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Re: Evolution of Olympic and Multisport Games!
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2013, 18:14:12 PM »
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That was the first version of California Games I ever played and, to this day, remains my favorite!   I love doing the spins on the surfboard!  ;)
Totally!  If I remember correctly it was possible to jump so high that the surfer would go off the top of the screen.  I forget how many spins it was possible for me to successfully land but it was a plainly ridiculous number and incredible fun at the same time!

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Re: Evolution of Olympic and Multisport Games!
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2013, 18:39:54 PM »
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Olympic and Multisport games always made me feel like the purchase was a good one. One bad event did not make a bad game.
I challenge you to apply that rationale to this game multi event game, Icy baby!

World of Sports for the GX4000.  I fired this up just yesterday.  I was done with it after ooh 3 minutes.  :21:  Ok, there's a bithttp://sdrv.ms/17jzCAW

Oh what could've been.....

[AMSTRAD GX4000] World Of Sports (Gameplay Run-through)

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Re: Evolution of Olympic and Multisport Games!
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2013, 18:50:43 PM »
[align=center:1rwjlkgm][size=180]Intellivision[/size]

Super Pro Decathlon
Super Pro Decathlon Intellivision Gameplay[/align:1rwjlkgm]

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Re: Evolution of Olympic and Multisport Games!
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2013, 15:15:21 PM »
Heard a lot about this game. Never played it. Looks good but sounds painful using the standard Intellivision controller.

 

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