Amstrad Action


Epyx Action

Author: Trenton Webb
Publisher: Epyx
Machine: Amstrad CPC464

 
Published in Amstrad Action #52

Epyx Action

Epyx is the sports sims specialist which has brought us The Games in all their various guises - Summer, Winter, Early Afternoon in March etc. Here it unites two such multi-event games, California and Winter, to let you try your hand at everything from roller skating to slalom skiing.

Bundled in for good measure are 4x4 Off-Road Racing which purports to take you driving across some of the most hostile terrain on earth, and Street Sports Basketball. Racing's competent but not exciting, while Basketball is graphically limited but surprisingly good fun to play. Out of place with all these athletic and sporty games sits Impossible Mission II. A corking game, it helps the compilation along with a bit of variety but somewhat destroys the sports theme.

The amount of different games within games here is staggering, but can your joystick handle all that waggling necessary in so many games' events? A good package, it still lacks that single star title to give the whole group purpose.

Verdict

Overall 63%
Masses of events but little variety.

Trenton Webb

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