As we get in a summer gaming mood here, we're spending part of the week watching clips of the most summer-styled games. How about an 80's movie? Here's Epyx's 1984 hit, Summer Games for the Commodore 64.
Aw, I loved this game. And Summer Games II, and Winter Games... and California Games... despite the loading times.
We'd play as a family.
Dad has a go. Mum has a go. I have a go. Dad has a go. Mum has a go. I have a go. Dad has a go. Mum has a go. I have a go.
Then we wait 10 mins to load the results.
Then onto the next event.
Rinse and repeat.
Ah. Those were good times. Fun times.
No-one in those days thought of playing family friendly sports games as anything bad. They never used the term "casual" in a derisory way. A computer game was a computer game.
It didn't really matter who won or lost. I was six years old.
[watches the video]
Oh, ow, I feel for your athletes. I guess they not going to be competing again due to injury...