The Games: Winter Edition
Copyright/Publisher: Epyx, Graphics by: Suzie Greene, Sheryl Knowles, Jenny Martin,
Matthew Sarconi, Steve Snyder & Paul Vernon, Sound and Music:
Chris Ebert & Chris Grigg,
Programmers: Edward Chu, Fuzzy Furry, Eric Knopp,
Carl Mey, Scott Nelson, Kevin Norman, Edwin Reich,
Al Rubin & Chuck Sommerville,
Release Year: 1988 Genre: Multi Events, Number Of Players: 1 to 8
Epyx's reworking of the winter theme isn't as playable as their original Winter Games. It's
still brilliantly presented (apart from the two-dsik multiload), though, and most of the
seven events are good fun.
Among the best are downhill and slalom skiing. As well as a fast 3-D view, you get
intermittent 2-D scenes from the cameras placed along the piste.
Speed Skating is also a laugh with a great two-player mode. One of the most sophisticated
events (though a trifle dull) is the figure skating. Budding Christopher Deans can even
plan out a choreographed routine and choose a suitable piece of music.
A lot of the events are tricky to start with, the tiniest mistake completely mucking
things up, but once you get the hang it's pretty playable.