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Commodore 64 Cover art
Summer Games is a sports video game developed by Epyx and released by U.S. Gold based on sports featured in the Summer Olympic Games. Released in 1984 for the Commodore 64, it was also eventually ported to the Apple II, Atari 2600, Atari 7800, Atari XL/XE and Sega Master System platforms. Amiga, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC and Atari ST versions were also created for inclusion in compilations. In 2004 it would be "re-released" on the C64 Direct-to-TV.
The game was presented as a virtual multi-sport carnival called the "Epyx Games" (there was no official IOC licensing in place) with up to 8 players each choosing a country to represent, and then taking turns competing in various events to try for a medal. On most versions, world records could be saved to the floppy disk.
The Commodore 64 version allowed players to link Summer Games and Summer Games II to engage in one large Olympics, accumulating medals in a tournament from both games.
The events available vary slightly depending on the platform, and may include:
The game allowed the player to compete in all of the events sequentially, choose a few events, choose just one event, or practice an event.
- Summer Games at MobyGames
- Summer Games at World of Spectrum
- Interview with Scott Nelson[dead link] from The Epyx Shrine (by Cybergoth)
- Images of Summer Games box, manual and screen shots
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