In Olympics year, we have already had the subversive, underground version of the noble event from Automata. Now C.R.L. give us the official one! - Olympics is a two-sided game. Side one contains eight events which take place inside the stadium. They are the 100m sprint, 200m, Javelin, 110m Hurdles, Long Jump, Shot Put, 800m and Discus. Side two contains events that take place outside the stadium and are: Cycling, Swimming, Canoeing, Rowing, Yachting and the Marathon, seen in sections between each event.
The computer holds four teams: Great Britain, USA, USSR and the Rest of the World, although these may be customised. In each case, you control the British team, always at the top of the screen. The events are run across the screen and are completed when the winner reaches the right hand side. At the same time, the background is made to scroll slowly, thus apparently extending the length of the race. Your man has 9 units of energy and pressing SPACE causes him to accelerate and the energy to drop accordingly. Each track is lined on each side with spectators, trees, buildings or the background of the stadium.
Results (ie medals) can be re-entered on the second side of the program from side one to keep continuity.