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
- Figure skating
- Speed skating
- 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