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Daley Thompson's Olympic Challenge


Year of Release


The Advertising Blurb

Enter the 1988 Olympic Challenge with Daley Thompson as you `work out' in the gym, where your efforts will directly affect your performance in the competition itself - another first from Ocean.

Ten Olympic events include Long Jump, Shotput, High Jump, 100m Sprint, 400m, 110m Hurdles, Discus, Pole Vault, Javelin and 1500m. You will need all your skills to build on what you hope was, an impressive work-out, and, as is necessary for all top athletes, your judgement to select the most effective equipment for each event is now vital - a decision which can win or lose you a place on the podium. This isn't just another sports simulation, this is a Daley Thompson `event' where all his talent and humour burst through to make a thrilling and entertaining game play for all the family. Go for the Olympic Challenge!


48K / 128K

Original Price


Software House

Ocean Software

Programmed by

Dave Thompson


Jonathan Dunn


William Harbison


Arcade Sports Game


User definable


This is a decent attempt at something different. It could be said that this is very realistic as the mandatory training sessions before the game proper are not only very simplistic but tiring!

The game itself has some effective animation and lots of colourful backdrops. Some nice tunes round off a decent effort only really marred by the inevitable multi-load format.

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