Simulating all ten events in the most gruelling event in the history of the Olympiad you will find the superb full-colour graphics and animation breathtaking enertainment. Ten staggering events for the price of one and great fun for all the family.
Daley Thompson's Decathlon simulates all 10 events in this gruelling test of skill and stamina. The game runs on the 48K Sinclair Spectrum and is controlled by the keyboard or a number of joystick options.
Playing The Game
The most gruelling even in the history of Olympiad - all ten events are reproduced and each builds up the points necessary to gain the winners medal.
1st Day - 100 meters, Long jump, Shot-put, High jump and 400 meters.
2nd Day - 100 meters Hurdles, Discus, Pole-vault, Javelin and finally the energy-sapping 1500 meters.
Strategy Tips And Game Controls
Most running events and the Javelin require continuous left to right joystick movement or continuous left and right alternative key depression to increase speed. For Hurdles press fire button to jump.
The Long jump and the three thowing events:- Try to achieve a launch of as near to 45 degrees and as close to the take-off line as possible.
The High jump: On take-off get as close to 90 degrees as you can and then press the fire button to manoeuvre over the bar.
The Pole Vault: Press the fire button to position the pole and release button to let go.
1500 meters: Operate the running controls to accelerate and the fire button to decelerate - remember to conserve energy for the end of the race.
Discus:- Press the button to start man running. Press fire button to release the discus.
Go for gold! Good luck!
Status And Scoring
On-screen scoring shows the number of attempts, points scored, world records, qualifying times and distances. (You begin with three lives which are lost through failing to qualify). A table showing the day, type of event and remaining lives is displayed between each disipline.
A separate 128K version of this game is available.
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