California Games

Copyright: © 1987 Epyx
Genre: Sports

Sports
California Games
Review 1:
Fun sports at its best made this game a true classic on the C64. The
PC-version looks pretty much like a 1:1 clone. Looks like they even
emulated the same resolution, hey - EGA is able to do it better, isn't?!
Anyway, still ok to look at and lots of fun. I especially enjoy Footbag
and Surfing, BMX isn't bad either. There are other events of course. Put
together nicely so you can compete in all of them or only at some of
them. Really a nice thing they did back then.

Review 2:

Epyx' breakthrough game is one of the most fun and timeless games ever
made. Everything a sports fan could ever want is here: refreshingly
unique concept, outstanding graphics, intuitive interface, and amazing
variety of moves, tricks, and secrets to discover. Sports include Half
Pipe, Surfing, Foot bag, Skating, BMX, and Flying Disk. Playing
California Games is enough to make even the most jaded couch potato want
to put on a pair of rollerblades and hit the beach-- it is that good :)
Simply one of the most addictive games ever made. Surf's up!

Review 3:

You can play this game in all kinds of resolutions, CGA, EGA, Hercules,
VGa, etc. The game has lots of options, you can skate, snowboard, and a
lot more. I don't think there is sound in it. The graphics are bad. I
don't like the game, but maybe you do! Review 4: California games can be
compared to the Olympics, a collection of events you compete in (on a not
so grand scale of course!). You can compete in sports events such as
skateboarding, footbag (hacky), surfing, roller-skating, frisbee and BMX.
I have to say that my favorite event of the game was BMX. I could do
forward and back flips, plus all kinds of neat tricks, and actually make
it to the end of the track. It was so much fun, dodging logs and rocks
and things that looked like dead people but probably werenít. Second was
the surfing, now that was fun, I was getting pretty good at that too, the
panel of judges giving me great scores! Footbag was another one that was
great! I liked trying to hit the seagull that was flying around above me
with the footbag :D Roller-skating was fun, the guys whistling at you as
you skated past, and then you fall on your ass because you keep tripping
over stuff. It was a great game! Wow, I see that I only like things Iím
good at well donít try telling me that you are any different. The things
I was bad at, or didnít like were the skateboarding and frisbee. I was
completely lame at both. In the skateboarding, I always ended up going up
one side, then up the other then not as far up the first, even lower on
the next side, slowly ebbing down into a standstill, then falling on my
bottom. You get the idea ;) I just couldnít make that damn thing move!
The frisbee, well I always jumped in the opposite direction and all
through my years of playing this game, I only caught the damn frisbee
once! The sound and graphics were great, especially for a 1988 game. Just
your average PC speaker sounds, but when you hit the seagull * giggle *.
The game was great to look at, you werenít hindered in your events by
crappy graphics, like some games have. I thoroughly recommend this game!
Hours and hours of fun are in store for you if you give it a shot, its so
much fun!
 

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