Winter Games by EPYX – VC release date in NA TBA?

I must say I have been watching more than my fair share of the Winter Olympics this year. Overall, It has been a very exciting event to watch. I can’t help and think back to my first exposure to the winter games.

The year was 1984, I was 10 years old and I was on the Atari 130 XE. I remember spending many hours on Summer Games, a summer Olympic video game. The diving event was definitely my favorite.


I was very excited to see that EPYX planned a follow up for the Winter Olympics, Winter Games! Released in 1986, Winter Games featured the following events:

  • Alpine skiing
  • Ski jumping
  • Biathlon
  • Bobsled
  • Figure skating
  • Speed skating
  • Luge
  • Freestyle skiing

Winter Games was released on Virtual Console n the UK last February, but surprisingly was not released in NA as of yet. I am hoping that with the success of the current Winter Olympics, we will have it released in NA.

I feel it should have been released at the same time as the Winter Olympics.  I know that I would’ve downloaded it myself, sometimes its when you release a game not which game you release. We are waiting for an announcement.

Here is a review by Nintendo for the UK release

http://vc.nintendolife.com/games/c64/winter_games

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Readers Comments (2)

  1. Trying to time the diver for a perfect dive took rotating the controller very conservativley. If you went for the high risk dive, you ended up landing flat on the water. Belly Flop = red nipples.

  2. tested.. it’s perfect.. thanks for bringging this to our attention

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