Summer Games for the Apple II

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Came also out for:

Atari 2600
Atari 7800
Atari 8-bit
Commodore 64
SEGA Master System
Windows Mobile

Game description:

Summer Games allows up to eight players to compete in a series of summer themed Olympic events. The gameplay is similar to the other entries in Epyx “games” series. Each player can choose a country to represent, and then takes turns competing in various events to see who will win the gold medal! The game allows you to compete in all of the events sequentially, choose a few events, choose just one event, or practice an event. The events available vary slightly depending on the platform, and may include:

° Pole vault
° Platform diving
° 4×400 meter relay
° 100 meter dash
° Gymnastics
° Freestyle swimming
° Skeet shooting
° 100 meter freestyle
° Rowing

What I think:

Fun game…err, games. Except for Pole Vault (has horrible controls) and the 2 swimming events “Freestyle Swimming” and “100 meter freestyle” (somewhat boring and the controls aren’t that good either).

By the way, you will have to get used to the controls in ALL of the events.


In this video I play against great personalities from history, like Lincoln.

That’s why it is so long. (Although I skipped some events)

So in case you want to skip to a certain event, here are the times when a certain event appears in the video:

03:32 Skeet Shooting
10:18 100m Freestyle
16:53 Gymnastics
21:08 100m Dash
32:09 Freestyle Diving
39:09 Pole Vault


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  1. Also, when I became more familiar with foreign names I used to put such names with their respective countries, eg Olaf for Norway, Johann for (West) Germany, etc.

  2. I used to play this on the Commodore 64. I didn't realize until I watched this how technically superior the C64 was compared to the Apple II. I had it in my head back then that the Apple II was superior, since it cost so much more and was in all the schools. But my experience with it was limited to BASIC programming in school and the occasional game of Karateka when the teacher wasn't looking. I guess I had it dead wrong.

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