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Winter Olympics
Title:Winter Olympics
Category:Game/Sport
Release Date:
Language:English
Size:16K
Device Req.:Disk only (1 side)
Machine:PAL Only
Code Type:Machine code
Distribution:Commercial/TA
Game ending type:(n/a)
Released by:Tynesoft Computer Software
Re-released by:Playsoft
Released by:QuelleSoft
Re-released by:Top30
Coded by:Reynolds, Derek
Notes:In Germany, the game was distributed (by QuelleSoft and Tynesoft) with the name "Olympische Winterspiele".
  Download:
Download from Plus/4 World
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Download from Rulez.org
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Download from Othersi.de
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  External links:
    Amstrad CPC release
    Atari 8bit release
    MSX release
    BBC release

User Rating: 5.1/10 (8 votes)
Winter Olympics Title Screenshot

Winter Olympics Screenshot


Derived Software
Bob
Bocce
Libera
Salto
Slalom (Go Games 9)
Super Skier
Velocità
Winter Sports


Publications
Review: Zzap! Italia 1 (Magazine/Italian) Page 29
Review: Commodore Computing International August 1986 (Magazine/English) Page 49
Reviewed: Commodore User 31 (Magazine/English) Page 45


Covers
Cassette Front Cover (Tynesoft Release)
Cassette Front Cover (Tynesoft Release)
Cassette Back Cover (Tynesoft Release)
Cassette Back Cover (Tynesoft Release)
German Version (Quellesoft)
German Version (Quellesoft)
German Cassette Front Cover (Tynesoft Release)
German Cassette Front Cover (Tynesoft Release)
German Cassette Back Cover (Tynesoft Release)
German Cassette Back Cover (Tynesoft Release)
Disk Cover Front
Disk Cover Front
Disk Cover Inlay
Disk Cover Inlay
Cassette Front Cover (Playsoft Release)
Cassette Front Cover (Playsoft Release)
Cassette Back Cover (Playsoft Release)
Cassette Back Cover (Playsoft Release)


Cassette or Box Photo
Cassette
Cassette
Cassette (Quellesoft)
Cassette (Quellesoft)
Cassette (German)
Cassette (German)
Disk
Disk


Image Gallery
Winter Olympics Screenshot #1
Winter Olympics Screenshot #2
Winter Olympics Screenshot #3
Winter Olympics Screenshot #4
Winter Olympics Screenshot #5
Winter Olympics Screenshot #6
Winter Olympics Screenshot #7
Winter Olympics Screenshot #8


Commodore Computing International Review (August 1986)
Winter Olympics is another attempt to capitalise on the sports simulation market, this time by Tynesoft. It features six events; speed skating, ski jump, crest run, ski slalom, curling, and down hill racing.
In Speed Skating, you control your skater's leg motion with two keys, one for right and one for left. If you press them too fast, your skater gets out of swing and slows down. A computer pacer skates on the bottom of the split screen display, to help you "gain that fastest time of the day".
Ski Jump has you risking life and limb trying to jump as far as possible off a long jump ramp. This is the most unrealistic of all the events.
Cresta Run puts you sledging down the run, trying to compensate for your body weight when going around the corners. If you under compensate, you go flying into the trees! Painful!
Ski Slalom is a standard slalom event, trying to ski through every gate as fast as possible to gain maximum score.
Curling is quite fun. You position your player on the ice, and then hit the space bar, or the fire button to release your stone. The winner is the best of three games.
Down Hill is identical to Slalom, except with no gates. Just avoid hitting those trees!
Although this game is not superb when it comes to the graphics, or the sound for that matter, it is nevertheless fun to play. Playability could have been improved, and so could the instructions, but overall this must be one of the very best sports simulation programs on the C16.

Graphics: 3/5; Sound: 3/5; Playability: 2/5; CCI Rating: CRISP


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