Winter Games is a sports video game developed by Epyx (and released in Europe by U.S. Gold), based on sports featured in the Winter Olympic Games. A snow-and-ice themed follow-up to the highly successful Summer Games, Winter Games was released in 1985 for the Commodore 64 and later ported to several popular home computers and video game consoles of the 1980s. The game was presented as a virtual multi-sport carnival called the 'Epyx Winter Games' (there was no official IOC licensing in place) with up to 8 players each choosing a country to represent, and then taking turns competing in various events to try for a medal.
The events available vary slightly depending on the platform, but include some or all of the following:
The game allowed you to compete in all of the events sequentially, choose a few events, choose just one event, or practice an event.
- Alpine skiing
- Ski jumping
- Figure skating
- Speed skating
- Freestyle skiing; more precisely, the aerial skiing discipline, called 'Hot Dog Aerials' in the game
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You can control this game easily by using the keyboard of your PC (see the table next to the game). However, for maximum gaming enjoyment, we strongly recommend using a USB gamepad that you simply plug into the USB port of your computer. If you do not have a gamepad, buy a suitable USB controller in Amazon or in some of your favorite online stores.