Sinclair User

Olympic Spectacular
By Alternative
Spectrum 48K

Published in Sinclair User #66

Olympic Spectacular

I'm sorry. I can't keep it to myself any longer. Brace yourself for a shock. Are you ready? I am a... BUDGET FAN!!! I LIKE budget games! I put up a fight whenever any so-called 'friends' say anything against my treasured collection. It's a problem indeed.

But I think I've found a cure for my social blight. Olympic Spectacular. Quick, load it up. 'BEEEE-DIT-BEEE '(followed by strange beeping static noises). Hang on a mo, what's this on the long screen? Micro Olympics? That can't be right. 1984,!? Well, it's loaded. Lets take a look at it. Aaargh! It's terrible!!! Eleven events and all practically the same. Five running events, three throwing events and all practically the same. Help!!!

And it is the Database title, released years ago, and not much cop then. The label says Alternative. The game says 'seen it all before'. Don't even think about buying it.

Overall Summary

How on earth could anyone release such tosh. Ageing and tedious multi-event sports simulation.

Tony Dillon

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