Caveman Ughlympics

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Caveman Ugh-Lympics
Cover art
Painting By Numbers (NES)
Publisher(s)Electronic Arts
Data East USA (NES)
Platform(s)Commodore 64, MS-DOS, NES

Caveman Ughlympics or Caveman Ugh-lympics is a 1988 Olympic-themed sports video game set in the Stone Age. It was developed for the Commodore 64 and MS-DOS by Dynamix and published by Electronic Arts. The Nintendo Entertainment System version, named Caveman Games, was ported and released by Data East USA, a subsidiary of Data East.[1]


Caveman Ughlympics is a stone age Olympics played using different combinations of keys on the player's keyboard or the NES controller. The game is made up of six events:

  • Saber Race, where the player races against an opponent avoiding both obstacles and the sabre tooth tiger running behind.
  • Matetoss, similar to the hammer throw, where the player has to spin their wife/husband and try to throw them as far as they can.
  • Firemaking, where the player races an opponent to create a full-burning fire.
  • Clubbing, where the player faces off against an opponent holding clubs on a cliff, trying to club the other off the cliff sides or deplete their life meter.
  • Dino Race, where the player sits on a dinosaur and races against an opponent, avoiding obstacles on the course.
  • Dino Vault, where the player has to pole vault over a Tyrannosaurus rex.


Computer Gaming World gave the game a positive review, saying the game is most enjoyable with 2-4 players. The game's humor was its most praised quality.[2]


  1. ^ "Caveman Ugh-Lympics (NES) Back Cover". MobyGames. August 4, 2012. Retrieved December 4, 2014.
  2. ^ Sipe, Russell; Scorpia (Jan 1989), "IBM Goes to War", Computer Gaming World, pp. 24–25

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