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Summer Games
Summer Games cover.jpg
Developer(s) Epyx
Publisher(s) U.S. Gold
Platform(s) Commodore 64, Apple II, Atari 2600, Atari 7800, Atari 8-bit, Master System, ZX Spectrum, Windows Mobile
Release date(s) 1984
Genre(s) Sports game
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

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.

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Gameplay

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.

Events

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.

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Summer Games
Box artwork for Summer Games.
Developer(s) Epyx
Publisher(s) Epyx
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Sports
System(s) Apple II, Atari 2600, Atari 7800, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64/128, Commodore Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Sega Master System, Sinclair ZX Spectrum
Players 1-8
Followed by Winter Games, Summer Games II

Summer Games is a sports game developed by Epyx and released by a handful of publishers 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 8-bit 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.

Summer Games allows up to eight players to compete in a series of summer themed Olympic events. called the "Epyx Games" (there was no official IOC licensing in place). The gameplay is similar to the other entries in Epyx "games" series. Each player (up to 8 in some versions) can choose a country to represent, and then takes turns competing in various events to earn a medal. On most versions, world records could be saved to the floppy disk.

Most versions feature similar artwork on the front. The only one that makes a large departure is the Sega Master System version shown below. Sega did not release a conversion of the game in Japan. 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.

Events

The events available vary slightly depending on the platform, and may include:

  • Pole vault
  • Platform diving
  • 4x400 meter relay
  • 100 meter dash
  • Gymnastics
  • Freestyle swimming
  • Skeet shooting
  • 100 meter freestyle
  • Rowing

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.

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Summer Games

Developer(s) Epyx
Publisher(s) Epyx
Release date Atari 2600:
1987 (NA)
Genre Sports (Various)
Mode(s) Single player
1-8 players
Age rating(s) N/A
Atari 2600
Platform(s) Atari 2600
Input Atari 2600 Joystick
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