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This article refers to the Epyx video game series. You may be looking for the Winter Olympic Games
Winter Games
Winter Games Coverart.png
Developer(s) Epyx
Publisher(s) Epyx (US), U.S. Gold (EU)
Platform(s) Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Apple IIGS, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, PC, Atari 2600, Atari 7800, C64, NES, Famicom Disk System, Virtual Console, Apple Macintosh
Release date(s) 1986
Virtual Console
NA TBA
EU February 20, 2009
Rating(s) PEGI: 3+
Media Floppy disk, audio cassette, cartridge
Input methods Keyboard, joystick
Screenshot from Winter Games (C64): the "Hot Dog" event.

Winter Games is a sports video game developed by Epyx (and released in Europe by U.S. Gold), based on sports featured in the Winter Olympic Games.

A snow-and-ice themed follow-up to the highly successful Summer Games, Winter Games was released in 1986 for the Commodore 64 and later ported to several popular home computers and video game consoles of the 1980s.

The game was presented as a virtual multi-sport carnival called the "Epyx Winter 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.

Contents

Events

The events available vary slightly depending on the platform, but include some or all of the following:

The game allowed you to compete in all of the events sequentially, choose a few events, choose just one event, or practice an event.

Ports

Winter Games was ported to the Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Apple Macintosh, Apple IIGS, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, and DOS computer platforms, and to the Atari 2600, Atari 7800, Nintendo NES, and the Famicom Disk System video game consoles. In 2004, it was featured as one of the games on the C64 Direct-to-TV.

Reception

The game was reviewed in 1988 in Dragon #132 by Hartley, Patricia, and Kirk Lesser in "The Role of Computers" column. The reviewers gave the game 3½ out of 5 stars.[1]

References

  1. ^ Lesser, Hartley, Patricia, and Kirk (April 1988). "The Role of Computers". Dragon (132): 80-85. 

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Winter Games
Box artwork for Winter Games.
Developer(s) Epyx
Publisher(s) Epyx
Release date(s)
Famicom Disk System
Wii Virtual Console
Genre(s) Sports
System(s) Apple II, Atari 2600, Atari 7800, Atari ST, Commodore 64/128, Commodore Amiga, MSX, MS-DOS, Amstrad CPC, Famicom Disk System, NES, Sinclair ZX Spectrum, Wii Virtual Console
Players 1-8
Preceded by Summer Games

Winter Games is a sports game developed by Epyx (and released in Europe by U.S. Gold), based on sports featured in the Winter Olympic Games. A snow-and-ice themed follow-up to the highly successful Summer Games, Winter Games was released in 1986 for the Commodore 64 and later ported to several popular home computers and consoles of the 1980s.

The game was presented as a virtual multi-sport carnival called the "Epyx Winter 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.

Winter Games was ported to the Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Apple IIGS, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, MSX, and MS-DOS computer platforms, and to the Atari 2600, Atari 7800 video game consoles. In 1987, Pony Canyon published a conversion of the game for the Famicom Disk System, which features the only departure from the Epyx box atrwork design (see below). This version was converted to cartridge form and released in North America on the NES by Acclaim. In 2004, it was featured as one of the games on the C64 Direct-to-TV. In 2009, Nintendo released the game for play on the Wii Virtual Console in Europe. It is worth noting that the version released was the Commodore 64 version, and not the FDS or NES version, which is considered inferior.

Events

The events available vary slightly depending on the platform, but include some or all of the following:

  • Alpine skiing
  • Ski jumping
  • Biathlon
  • Bobsled
  • Figure skating
  • Speed skating
  • Luge
  • Freestyle skiing; more precisely, the aerial skiing discipline, called "Hot Dog" in the game.

The game allowed you to compete in all of the events sequentially, choose a few events, choose just one event, or practice an event.

Table of Contents

Winter Games/Table of Contents


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Winter Games

Developer(s) Epyx
Publisher(s) Epyx
Atari 2600
Acclaim Entertainment
NES
Release date Atari 2600:
1987 (NA)
NES:
September 1987 (NA)
Genre Extreme sport (Various)
Mode(s) Single player
1-8 players
Age rating(s) N/A
Atari 2600
NES
Platform(s) Atari 2600
Nintendo Entertainment System
Media Cartridge
Atari 2600
NES
Input Atari 2600 Joystick
NES Controller
Credits | Soundtrack | Codes | Walkthrough

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