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Olympic Spectacular
By Alternative

Published in A&B Computing 4.08

Olympic Spectacular

First seen back in the distant days of 1984 as Micro Olympics from Micro User/Database, this is a straight budget re-release by Alternative, who seem to be mopping up a number of old programs and throwing them onto the market to sink or swim without the benefit of publicity or review copies to magazines.

When first seen this sports simulation (offering five running events, three throwing events and three jumping events) seemed like great fun. Now, after a number of other superior sports releases, it looks a bit tired.

Certainly not worth buying if you already have Tynesoft's Summer Olympics or Imagine's Hyper Sports, this may appeal as a pocket money substitute only.

Good, however, to see Alternative crediting the original release on the inlay card - that should save some of you buying this in error as a new game.

Dave Reeder

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