The Games: Winter Edition
Copyright/Publisher: Epyx, Graphics by: Suzie Greene, Sheryl Knowles, Jenny Martin,
Muffy McCosh, Matthew Sarconi, Steve Snyder & Paul Vernon, Sound and Music:
Chris Ebert & Chris Grigg, Programmers: Edward Chu, Fuzzy Furry, Eric Knopp,
Carl Mey, Scott Nelson, Kevin Norman, Edwin Reich, Al Rubin & Chuck Sommerville,
Release Year: 1988 Genre: Multi Events, Number Of Players: 1 to 8

Epyx's reworking of the winter theme isn't as playable as their original Winter Games. It's still brilliantly presented (apart from the two-dsik multiload), though, and most of the seven events are good fun.

Among the best are downhill and slalom skiing. As well as a fast 3-D view, you get intermittent 2-D scenes from the cameras placed along the piste.

Speed Skating is also a laugh with a great two-player mode. One of the most sophisticated events (though a trifle dull) is the figure skating. Budding Christopher Deans can even plan out a choreographed routine and choose a suitable piece of music.

A lot of the events are tricky to start with, the tiniest mistake completely mucking things up, but once you get the hang it's pretty playable.


INTRO SCREEN

OVERALL STRIKE 78%

Opening Ceremony

Luge

Cross Country

Figure Skating

Ski Jump


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