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Summer Challenge

DOS - 1992

Also available on: Genesis

Alt name The Games: Summer Challenge
Year 1992
Platform DOS
Released in South Korea, United Kingdom, United States (1992)
Brazil (1993)
Genre Action, Sports
Theme Olympiad, Olympics
Publisher Accolade, Inc.
Developer MindSpan
Perspective Behind view
Dosbox support Fully supported on 0.73
4.82 / 5 - 33 votes

Description of Summer Challenge

The Games: Summer Challenge is a worthy sequel to MindSpan/Accolade's classic Winter Challenge, this time based on Summer Olympics games.

Similar to its predecessor, Summer Challenge lets you compete in 8 different events, each of which you can practice for as long as you like before the tournament. Summer Challenge is based on the same engine as Winter Challenge and designed by the same team, so you can expect the same ease of use, excellent graphics, and fun music. The events are archery, equestrian, kayaking (my favorite), 400m hurdles, pole vault, high jump, javelin, and cycling. You enter the tournament with up to 10 friends, or go solo against the computer.

I find that the game is a bit easier and more repetitive than Winter Challenge in terms of actual gameplay: smacking the ENTER key repeatedly is usually enough to win most events. Hand-eye coordination is still key, but not as crucial as your finger reflexes. Still, Summer Challenge is a lot of fun, especially in multiplayer mode.

Highly recommended, especially if you like Winter Challenge or Epyx sports series.

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

The Boz 2022-11-30 0 point Genesis version

I was in 2 minds about this game. Some of the events I hated, but there are a couple I really enjoyed like the archery. The graphics at the time weren't bad, but for me button tapping should have stayed in the 80s. It was released the same year of the Olympics in Barcelona, which Freddy Mercury had a great hit to with Montserrat Caballé. Due to the passing of Mercury the year before, I kinda had a special place for the Olympics or anything Olympics related that year.

Smarttteaser192 2016-11-28 -2 points

It works. The code is 0.

Bobby 2016-09-19 -1 point

It IS cracked.
Just enter setup in game first.

Troels 2016-08-21 -1 point

Can't get this one to work :(
It's not cracked.
Running the SUMCRACK doesn't help.

kunai boy 2014-05-23 1 point DOS version


FLAVIO 2011-11-23 0 point DOS version

Il più bel gioco di tutti i tempi insieme a Winter. Non me li dimenticherò mai .Questi giochi erano superlativi.

m 2011-03-17 0 point DOS version

still one of the greatest multiplayer games ever

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