The Games: Winter Edition (Kixx) Review | Computer & Video Games - Everygamegoing


The Games: Winter Edition
By Kixx
Commodore 64/128

Published in Computer & Video Games #110

The Games: Winter Edition

This sequel to Epyx's original Winter Games enters the player for seven snowbound sports, namely, the Luge (a suicidal bobsled run), figure skating, speed skating, downhill, slalom and cross-country skiing, and the ski jump. Up to eight people can compete for the coveted gold medal.

This episode in the series wasn't programmed by Epyx's original Games team, and it shows... in all the versions. The graphics are decent in most respects, although the sprites do tend to look a little deformed from time to time. However, the overall feel of the game is a little slow, a factor which can be downright infuriating when you've got about 0.02 of a second to complete the Luge run, and the response time isn't fast enough to stop you hurtling into a wall!

Overall, a not-too-bad game, but the playability just isn't there in the same quantities to the likes of Summer Games II, World Games and California Games.


A fairly decent collection of wintry sports at a pretty good price, but try before you buy.