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Summer Games II
Summer Games 2 cover.jpg
Developer(s) Epyx
Publisher(s) Commodore Gaming
Platform(s) Commodore 64, Apple II, IBM PC, Atari ST, MS-DOS, Sinclair Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Amiga, Virtual Console
Release date(s) 1985
Virtual Console
EU June 27, 2008
NA March 16, 2009
Genre(s) Sports game
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Rating(s) ESRB: E
PEGI: 3+
Input methods Wii Remote

Summer Games II 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 1985 for the Commodore 64, it was also eventually ported to the Apple II, IBM PC, Atari ST, MS-DOS, Sinclair Spectrum, Amstrad CPC and the Amiga platforms, and re-released on the Virtual Console in Europe on June 27, 2008 and in North America on March 16, 2009.[1] It is a sequel to the popular Summer Games released by Epyx the previous year.

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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. World records could be saved to the game disk.

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Events

The game features the following eight events:

The game allowed the player to compete in all of the events sequentially, compete in some events, choose just one event, or practice an event. This version also features both the opening and closing ceremonies, where the closing ceremonies features a "fan man", the flame extinguishing as the sky goes dark, a blimp passing by and some fireworks. Certain ports also allow for participants to compete in events from the original Summer Games events, but they had to have the original Summer Games diskette for this to happen.

Ports

The original C64 version of Summer Games II was done by Scott Nelson, Jon Leupp, Chuck Sommerville, Kevin Norman, Michael Kosaka & Larry Clague in 1985. The same year saw an Apple 2 version, created by John Stouffer, Jeff Webb, Doug Matson, Greg Broniak, Tim Grost, Matt Decker, Vera Petrusha, Ken Evans, Pat Findling, Dr. Keith Dreyer & Chris Oesterling.

A year later it was ported to by Phil Suematsu, Jeff Grigg, Don Hill & Jimmy Huey. Einstein & Steve Hawkes ported it to the Sinclair Spectrum and Amstrad CPC. In 1992 Adam Steele, Phillip Morris & Dave Lowe ported it finally to the Atari ST and the Amiga.

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Summer Games II
Box artwork for Summer Games II.
Developer(s) Epyx
Publisher(s) Epyx
Release date(s)
Wii Virtual Console
Genre(s) Sports
System(s) Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64/128, Commodore Amiga, Amstrad CPC, MS-DOS, Sinclair ZX Spectrum, Wii Virtual Console
Players 1-8
Preceded by Summer Games

Summer Games II is a sports game developed by Epyx (and released in Europe by U.S. Gold) based on sports featured in the Summer Olympic Games. It is a sequel to the popular Summer Games released by Epyx the previous year. Released in 1985 for the Commodore 64, it was also eventually ported to the Apple II, Atari ST, MS-DOS, Sinclair ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC and the Amiga platforms. It was re-released on the Wii Virtual Console in Europe on June 27, 2008 and in North America on March 16, 2009.

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. World records could be saved to the game disk.

Events

The game features the following eight events:

  • Triple jump
  • High jump
  • Rowing
  • Javelin throw
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Kayaking
  • Cycling

The game allowed the player to compete in all of the events sequentially, compete in some events, choose just one event, or practice an event. This version also features both the opening and closing ceremonies, where the closing ceremonies features a "fan man", the flame extinguishing as the sky goes dark, a blimp passing by and some fireworks. Certain ports also allow for participants to compete in events from the original Summer Games events, but they had to have the original Summer Games diskette to enable this feature.

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