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Summer Challenge

DOS - 1988

Also available on: Amiga - Atari ST - BBC Micro - Commodore 64

Alt name Summer Olympiad
Year 1988
Platform DOS
Released in United Kingdom, United States
Genre Action, Sports
Theme Olympiad, Olympics, Platform
Publisher Thunder Mountain, Tynesoft Computer Software
Developer Tynesoft Computer Software
Perspectives Isometric, Side view, Top-Down
Dosbox support Supported on 0.63
5 / 5 - 5 votes

Description of Summer Challenge

This is probably the worst sport game Tynesoft ever made. Given the company's excellent track record in sport games (e.g. Stunt Car Racer), this means Summer Olympiad isn't very bad-- it just doesn't live up to the standards created by Tynesoft's other sport titles. The graphics are up to the usual standards, but the gameplay and choice of events just don't mix well.

Imagine Clay Pigeons Shooting, Fencing, Triple Jump and Diving all in one tournament game, with little relationship between them and a wide inconsistency of quality. Fencing, for instance, is much more enjoyable and controllable than Triple Jump. Not as bad as some sports games, but definitely not up there with the best. Tynesoft could have done much better. If you are wondering how good Tynesoft can be with tournament games, check out the far superior Winter Olympiad, also on this site.

Review By HOTUD

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arj0n 2012-12-05 0 point DOS version

Correct, not the correct game from 1988 but the one from 1992.

incorrect game 2012-08-13 0 point DOS version

this is actually Summer Challenge by Accolade released in 1992.

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