[ Retro Scan of the Week ] Epyx Winter Games

February 4th, 2014 by Benj Edwards

Epyx Winter Games Summer Games Summer Games II Advertisement 1985Just in time for Sochi. Sorry for the page fold.

[ From Compute!, November 1985, p.37]

Discussion Topic of the Week: What’s your favorite winter sport(s) video game? This is mine.

6 Responses to “[ Retro Scan of the Week ] Epyx Winter Games”

  1. Daniel Says:

    I remember Winter Games for the Atari 2600. It was a good title for that platform and was fun to play. Had a great time competing with friends in the various events. One of the better games for the 2600.

    Here’s some footage of the game I found on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCGvQPuICfI

  2. Dan Helton Says:

    The Angry Video Game Nerd did a hilarious review of the terrible NES port of Winter Games.

    http://cinemassacre.com/2009/12/25/winter-games/ — NSFW (foul language)

  3. cozfer Says:

    I had a lot of fun with Epyx Winter Games on the IBM PCjr (I think the bobsled was my favorite). I also liked being able to hear the various national anthems…

  4. Jóhann Says:

    I remember how these games would wreck joysticks. I played the C64 version and if I remember correctly you had to load each event separately from tape.

  5. Dave Says:

    The key to these Olympic gams was having the right joystick. The Epyx Stick was the best. Played the C64 versions for many many hours. Up to 8 players could compete, so having a bunch of friends over was fun.

  6. Chris Says:

    Oh man!! Only played the winter games.

    I was disappointed in the fact there were only 7. Nobody but me could do the long jump. What fun!

    I played this on the Apple IIGS in 93 and 94. Oh, the winters in the computer lab at high school.

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