Super Sports
Copyright/Publisher: Gremlin Graphics, Music By: Ben Dalglish,
Release Year: 1988, Genre: Multi Events, Number Of Players: 1 to 4

No more cream cakes for you, chummy, 'cos it's your turn to take part in the international sporting extravaganza of the year.

You and up to three mates have been chosen to fly to places as far flung as the Bahamas and Japan to take part in the top notch Crack Shot, Dare Devil Dive, Slate Smash (break as many slates as a couple of Sumo wrestlers hold up to you), Cross Bow and Under Water Assault Course (pick up the gold coins and avoid the jellyfish) events.

Are you brave enough to take the commentator's stick or will you just run away and hide?

Gordo
Well this is more fun than a poke in the eye with a pointed stick - a lot more fun in fact. The events are all pretty original (with really colourful graphics and some fairly cool 3D) and the commentator makes some very silly sarcastic remarks.

I'm not sure that's enough to turn this into the sort of game you'll play again and again, but if you're into sport sims it's definitely worth having a go. Shame about the multiload.

Kati
This isn't really up to the standard of some of the classic Epyx sports sims, but it isn't half bad either. Some of the events, like the Crack Shot and the Slate Smash (my fave) are really good fun to play, quite unusual and not in the least bit hard to learn.

That makes me a bit doubtful about the lastability though - especially with such a mega-boring multiload. On the whole, this is definitely worth giving a very sporting go. It's a pity they couldn't have included a couple of female contenders, though.


INTRO SCREEN

PRESENTATION 70%
Up to four players can take part, you can choose which events you want to play, select keyboard and there's a commentator - but the multiload is very tedious.
GRAPHICS 78%
Bold and colourful sprites and backgrounds with a bit of nice 3D.
SOUND 39%
Title tune but extremely sparse in-game effects.
HOOKABILITY 77%
All the events are easy to master and a lot of fun to play at first.
LASTABILITY 59%
The multiload and comparative simplicity of events means that your initial enthusiasm might not last..
OVERALL 76%
A funny and original sports sim which just lacks a bit of extra depth.


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