Mega Sports (Kixx) Review | Your Sinclair - Everygamegoing

Your Sinclair

Mega Sports
By Kixx
Spectrum 48K/128K

Published in Your Sinclair #81

Mega Sports

My knowledge of Spanish is rudimentary to say the least, so I'm afraid I'm unable to translate 'Mega Sports' into English for you. (Our JD, eh? He's a card and no mistake. Why, in a recent poll of Most Card-Like Shed Crew Members, he came top by miles. We love him through and through. Ed) But seeing as how this is Olympic Games time, and this compilation is presumably some sort of unofficial tie-in, the name probably means something romantic like 'Flaming Torch' or 'The Five Rings'. I hope so, don't you? Fab name aside, the actual games are old Epyx titles. Remember? - the ones where you get loads of little subgames (or 'events'), and invite your chums round to stage championships.

Summer Games

Not a promising start. This was, I think, the first Epyx sporty thang, and it's showing its age. Diving and pole vaulting are amongst the dubious highlights. Erm, make that diving, pole vaulting and loading up something far more interesting. 46%

Summer Games 2

Like this. Summer Games 2 is a distinct improvement, with events like horse riding and the triple jump displaying a much better grasp of those essentials like graphics and gameplay. 70%

The Games: Summer Edition

Definitely getting there - quite a few of the events are rather good fun. Best of all is diving, which is chock full of silly moves. Now you too can be like that Greg Lake (or whoever) - you know, the one who slipped off the board and clonked his head, and won a medal for it. 72%

Winter Games

Not only does this one actually look quite nice (all snowy and picturesque) but it's got the weirdest event ever - the Biathlon is a combination of skiing and shooting! Whatever will they think of next, eh? How about the Poodlematic - a combination of walking the dog and doing the washing at an ultra-low temperature but still removing those embarrassing stains? Perhaps not. 68%

The Games: Winter Edition

The compilation takes a dramatic downturn with a ridiculous luge event, hopeless figure skating, and... no, you don't want to know. Believe me. Ifs simply too ghastly for words. 53%


I never liked this sort of thing much, and multi-loading all these events in one after the other (there are thirty of the blessed things altogether) really brought home how flimsy most of them are. But get a few pals in on the action and you might discover a competitive streak you never knew existed!

Jonathan Davies

Other Spectrum 48K/128K/+2 Game Reviews By Jonathan Davies

  • Shao Lins Road Front Cover
    Shao Lins Road
  • Action Fighter Front Cover
    Action Fighter
  • Kenny Dalglish Soccer Manager Front Cover
    Kenny Dalglish Soccer Manager
  • Narco Police Front Cover
    Narco Police
  • Satan Front Cover
  • Ace 2 Front Cover
    Ace 2
  • Freddy Hardest Front Cover
    Freddy Hardest
  • Rock Star Ate My Hamster Front Cover
    Rock Star Ate My Hamster
  • Twin World Front Cover
    Twin World
  • Dynasty Wars Front Cover
    Dynasty Wars