Tynesoft's last attempt at a sporting game is much better than Summer Olympiad was, mainly because the range of sports chosen is much more adaptable to computer games – more interesting, and the controls more intuitive. There's speed skating, the two-man bobsled, and a host of other events that make up a typical winter event. The graphics are good for their time, and the finger-tapping parts are kept spaced out and not too hard for anyone with little reflexes (like yours truly). |
As in Summer Olympiad, you first choose a country to represent from a list of twenty or so. You can then practice individual events, or join the full tour. In terms of sophistication, the game lies somewhere between Epyx' Winter Games and Accolade's Summer Challenge, but it is almost as fun as both games despite being much less known. I actually enjoyed it more than the PC version of Epyx' Winter Games, which looks primitive in comparison even though the graphics modes are the same (CGA). Recommended!
Reviewed by: Underdogs