International Team Sports
Copyright/Publisher: Designstar Consultans/Mindscape/SportTime,
Designed By: Ed Ringler,
Programming, Production & Graphics By:
Simon Ffinch, Mike Goodwin,Ed Ringler &
Ed Ringler Sr.,
Release Year: 1989, Genre: Multi Events, Number Of Players: 1 to 4
The SportTime International Team Sports Festival comprises five events: Soccer,
Water Polo, Volleyball, 4x400m Relay, and Swimming. After selecting the members
of your team, you must decide which events to compete in - there's also a
The rules to all the different events follow the real-life games: for example,
in Water Polo the object is to score more goals than your opponent within four
quarters of five minutes each (game time).
Once all the games have been played, each of the participating countries
compete in the playoffs, with the eight remaining countries (there are 32 to
begin with) battling against each other for the coveted Gold, Silver and Bronze medals.
Poor quality characters, in terms of both definition and animation (check out
the fatty footballers in the Soccer section!) and flat, unrealistic sound effects
are the order of the day.
Couple those with some of the most stubborn gameplay ever to surface on a C64
and what are you left with? A lot of money spent on a badly executed program, that's what.
Uurgh. The first thing the strucj me about International Team Sports is the
agonisingly long time each section takes to load from disk.
If the waiting doesn't out you off playing though, then the appalingly
implemented events most certainly will. Cassette users, think yourselves lucky.