Title Summer Games 2 Publisher Epyx (US Gold MegaSports compilation bu US Gold) Game Type Sport Players 1-8 Compatibility Not AGA HD Installable No Submission Seppo Typpö (firstname.lastname@example.org) Profiled Reviewer Review This game is a sequel to Summer Games; the masterpiece that first appeared on the Commodore 64. Designed and programmed by Epyx Software, the undisputed king of sport sims, the game offers another set of Olympic sports events. The game was converted to the Amiga and it later found its way to the MegaSports compilation. The second Summer Games has the triple jump, rowing, kayaking, javelin, the high jump, fencing, cycling and equestrian. Each event provides a different challenge which means they all have different joystick control systems, making it hard to master them all. The events in SG2 are more complicated than in the first game, requiring more complex moves. Generally speaking the gameplay in Summer Games II is harder than in the first game. Summer Games 2 has all the features which have made Epyx sports games famous. They have a multidude of events, excellent practice, one player and multi-player options. Each event has been cleverly designed, requiring exact timing of joystick button presses and stick movement for succesful execution. The graphics and sound of the Amiga version closely resemble the 8-bit original which means the game looks and sounds somewhat simple when compared to today's standards. The 16-colour graphics are generally well drawn and the events are nicely animated while the audio spot effects and music (mainly national anthems), while being only adequate, suitably enchances the atmosphere. The main thing, game play, has survived the conversion intact and offers hours of entertainment especially in fabulous multi-player mode which makes this sim a quite excellent party game. A highly recommended sports sim then, which, as an added bonus, will treat your joysticks kindly.