International Team Sports
Copyright/Publisher: Designstar Consultans/Mindscape/SportTime, Designed By: Ed Ringler,
Programming, Production & Graphics By: Simon Ffinch, Mike Goodwin,Ed Ringler &
Ed Ringler Sr., Release Year: 1989, Genre: Multi Events, Number Of Players: 1 to 4

The SportTime International Team Sports Festival comprises five events: Soccer, Water Polo, Volleyball, 4x400m Relay, and Swimming. After selecting the members of your team, you must decide which events to compete in - there's also a practice option.

The rules to all the different events follow the real-life games: for example, in Water Polo the object is to score more goals than your opponent within four quarters of five minutes each (game time).

Once all the games have been played, each of the participating countries compete in the playoffs, with the eight remaining countries (there are 32 to begin with) battling against each other for the coveted Gold, Silver and Bronze medals.

RANDY
Poor quality characters, in terms of both definition and animation (check out the fatty footballers in the Soccer section!) and flat, unrealistic sound effects are the order of the day.

Couple those with some of the most stubborn gameplay ever to surface on a C64 and what are you left with? A lot of money spent on a badly executed program, that's what.

PHIL
Uurgh. The first thing the strucj me about International Team Sports is the agonisingly long time each section takes to load from disk.

If the waiting doesn't out you off playing though, then the appalingly implemented events most certainly will. Cassette users, think yourselves lucky.


INTRO SCREEN

PRESENTATION 50%
Nice box and manual, terrible multiload.
GRAPHICS 36%
Poorly defined and animted sprites.
SOUND 29%
Sparse, unrealistic effects.
HOOKABILITY 37%
The players are irratingly unresponsive.
LASTABILITY 45%
The options help to prolong what little appeal it has.
OVERALL 40%
Nice packaging, shame about the game.


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