The Games:
Winter Edition - Rerelease
Copyright/Publisher: Epyx, Graphics by: Suzie Greene, Sheryl Knowles, Jenny Martin,
Muffy McCosh, 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

Many a multi-game Edition has been celebrated by Epyx in the past. Now they're getting a new lease of life via Kixx. The events in this one are as follows (to be hollered in a Bullseye sort of fashion):

IIIIN ONE! The Luge: a speed test in an unbelievably fast bob-sled. Vaguely guide your sled around this curvaceous track to get the fastest time.

IIIIN TWO! Figure Skating: choose the music, select the appropriate moves then get on the ice and make like Jayne Torville. Use your moves too quickly and you'll be left twiddling your thumbs till the music finishes.

IIIIN THREE! Speed Skating: waggle your stick of joy left and right in order to propel yourself around the track at great speed. Rhythmic movements make it more a test of timing than stamina.

IIIIN FOUR! The downhill: position the four cameras strategically around the course then ski as fast as possible to the bottom of the course. You can use the 'tuck' manoeuvre to gain speed while constantly flailing your ski poles around to prevent a monumental head-first dive into the snow.

IIIIN FIVE! The slalom: career down the slopes and deftly slip between the gates as you go. Alternatively, completely lose control and miss every single one.

IIIIN SIX! The ski jump: carefully position yourself as you plummet down the ramp, take off and move your arms to maintain level flight, then assume landing position - aaargh crunch.

IIIIN SEVEN! Cross country skiing: rhythmic joystick movements should ensure victory over the pathetic computer opponent. This event is a simple sprint type affair.


Mere moments ago we were playing lovely summery games and now were plunged straight into winter. I blame Chernobyl. Still, it does give me a lovely warm Christmassy feeling, so it can have 98%. Happy New Year, everyone! N.B. Groan, this is the winter of our discontent, for argument's sake let's give this one 55%.

And now curvacious Camilla will perform a fertility dance. (Er, Andy, this is figure skating -Ed) Sorry, my mis-skate, groan