Copyright/Publisher: Gremlin Graphics, Music By: Ben Dalglish,
Release Year: 1988, Genre: Multi Events, Number Of Players: 1 to 4
No more cream cakes for you, chummy, 'cos it's your turn to take part in the international
sporting extravaganza of the year.
You and up to three mates have been chosen
to fly to places as far flung as the Bahamas and Japan to take part in the top
notch Crack Shot, Dare Devil Dive, Slate Smash (break as many slates as a couple
of Sumo wrestlers hold up to you), Cross Bow and Under Water Assault Course
(pick up the gold coins and avoid the jellyfish) events.
Are you brave enough to take the commentator's stick or will you just run
away and hide?
Well this is more fun than a poke in the eye with a pointed stick - a lot more
fun in fact. The events are all pretty original (with really colourful graphics
and some fairly cool 3D) and the commentator makes some very silly sarcastic
I'm not sure that's enough to turn this into the sort of game you'll play
again and again, but if you're into sport sims it's definitely worth having a go.
Shame about the multiload.
This isn't really up to the standard of some of the classic Epyx sports sims,
but it isn't half bad either. Some of the events, like the Crack Shot and the
Slate Smash (my fave) are really good fun to play, quite unusual and not in the
least bit hard to learn.
That makes me a bit doubtful about the lastability though - especially with
such a mega-boring multiload. On the whole, this is definitely worth giving
a very sporting go. It's a pity they couldn't have included a couple of female