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Summer Games - Atari 7800

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This game can be played also in a versions for Ata­ri 2600 and SMS. Ot­hers are coming soon.



Game info:
Summer Games - box cover
box cover
Game title: Summer Games
Console: Atari 7800
Author (released): Epyx (1984)
Genre: Action, Sport Mode: Multiplayer
Design: Scott Nelson, Erin Murphy, Stephen Murphy, Brian McGhie, ...
Music: Randy Glover
Game manual: manual.pdf

File size:

618 kB
Download: Summer_Games.zip

Game size:

47 kB
Recommended emulator: Stella

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

   Summer Games is a sports video game developed by Epyx and released by U.S. Gold based on sports featured in the Summer Olympic Games. Released in 1984 for the Commodore 64, it was ported to the Apple II, Atari 2600, Atari 7800, Atari 8-bit family, and Sega Master System. Amiga, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC and Atari ST versions were also created for inclusion in compilations. In 2004 it was re-released on the C64 Direct-to-TV. Summer Games was the first in Epyx's Games series which included: Summer Games II, Winter Games, World Games, California Games, California Games II, The Games: Summer Edition, and The Games: Winter Edition.
   The game is presented as a virtual multi-sport competition called the 'Epyx Games' (there was no official IOC licensing in place) with up to eight players each choosing a country to represent, and then taking turns competing in various events to try for a medal. A score of 5:3:1 is used — gold medals 5 points, silver medals 3 points, and bronze medals 1 point. On most versions, world records can be saved to the floppy disk. The Commodore 64 version allows players to link Summer Games and Summer Games II to engage in one large Olympics, accumulating medals in a tournament from both games.
   The events available vary slightly depending on the platform, and may include Pole vault, Platform diving, Sprinting, Gymnastics, Freestyle swimming, Skeet shooting, and Rowing. The game allows the player to compete in all of the events sequentially, choose a few events, choose just one event, or practice an event.
   Epyx sold more than 250,000 copies of Summer Games' by November 1989. Ahoy! described it as 'tremendously successful'. As the first of Epyx's 'Games' series, it founded what became what a historian later described as 'the most sustainedly popular in the long life of the Commodore 64', the most popular home computer of the mid-1980s. In 1996, Next Generation listed the 'Games' series collectively as number 89 on its 'Top 100 Games of All Time'. The magazine stated that though the games had great graphics for their time, their most defining qualities were their competitive multiplayer modes and 'level of control that has yet to be equaled'.

More details about this game can be found on Wikipedia.org.

For fans and collectors:
Find this game on video server YouTube.com or Vimeo.com.
Buy original game or Atari 7800 console at Amazon.com, eBay.com or GOG.com.

The newest version of this game can be purchased on Xzone.cz, GameExpres.cz or GameLeader.cz.

 
Videogame Console:

This ver­sion of Summer Games was de­sig­ned for A­ta­ri 7800, which was vi­deo ga­me con­so­le of third ge­ne­ra­tion ma­nu­fac­tu­red by A­ta­ri in the years 1986 - 1992. It was ful­ly back­ward-com­pa­ti­ble with the A­ta­ri 2600 with si­g­ni­fi­cant­ly im­pro­ved gra­phics hard­wa­re. How­e­ver, the con­so­le was not suc­ces­s­ful and less than 4 mil­li­on u­nits at a u­nit pri­ce of $ 140 we­re sold. Al­so the cur­rent ga­mes li­bra­ry con­tai­nes on­ly 100 ga­mes de­sig­ned for A­ta­ri 7800. Mo­re in­for­ma­ti­on a­bout the this con­so­le can be found here.


Recommended Game Controllers:

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.

 
Available online emulators:

2 different online emulators are available for Summer Games. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic features of each emulator available for this game Summer Games are summarized in the following table:
 

Emulator Technology Multiplayer USB gamepad Touchscreen Without ads
NeptunJS JavaScript YES YES NO NO
RetroGames.cc JavaScript YES YES YES NO

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