Platform: Commodore 64
It’s that time again! The Olympics started this weekend and I thought it a good idea to showcase one of my favorite Olympic video games – Summer Games on the Commodore 64. This was a decent compilation and looks pretty good considering it was released in 1984. My cousin had a Commodore and we used to play this there.
You have a decent selection of events to play. There’s pole vault, running relay, running single event, swimming relay, swimming single, diving, skeet shooting, gymnastics and rowing. My favorite was pole vault and I remember it being quite challenging.
You had maybe 8 countries to choose from. I always picked Brazil because my 8 year-old self thought they had the coolest flag. There were opening ceremonies to watch and medal ceremonies. Each country had its national anthem represented. For its time, it was a comprehensive game and the graphics were quite good. If you’re looking for an Olympic game to play, look this one up!