Daley Thompson's Supertest
Copyright/Publisher: Ocean Software, Written By: T.R. Sanders, Music By:
Release Year: 1986, Genre: Multi Events, Number Of Players: 1
Now here's one to break your hand if not your joystick. The sequel to Daley Thompson's Decathlon
will have you waggling your joystick like mad in events like Cycling, Rowing and Tug O'War.
Still, not all of the events are pure wagglers: Ski Jump, Football Penalties and Springboard
Diving require a combination of fast waggling and timing skill, while Pistol Shooting and
Giant Slalom don't need any waggling at all in each event you have to beat the qualification
mark to avoid losing one of four lives.
Supertest is only marginally better presented than its predecessor with some Spectrum-esque
graphics (why is Daley white?!) and an okay 'Chariots Of Fire' title tune. But the addition
of more skilful events makes if more playable, as well as giving your waggling arm a rest
(though I found it easier to 'waggle' on keys as you can press both left and right
Admittedly, the pure waggling events are a bit dull (and essentially identical but for
the changed graphics) but events such as Diving and Football Penalties are well implemented.
Thankfully there's also no multiload. While not as enjoyable as Hypersports (already rereleased
by The Hit Squad), Supertest is still well worth a waggle.