#129 World Games

Posted: 19th January 2021 by Jeroen in Games
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924th played so far

Genre: Sports
Platform: Various
Year of Release: 1986
Developer: Epyx
Publisher: Epyx

The Epyx’s Something Games series had quite a large range of them – with California Games being the one I’ve known for ages, Summer Games kicking off and all of it being inspired by the Track & Field series that still defines these sports mini games series now. We now get to close the book on the series with the broadly titled World Games.

This time, the game features sports from various different countries – ranging from known sports like weightlifting to more performances like cliff diving. It’s certainly an eclectic mix… almost as if they threw together some random ideas they had.

Our Thoughts

As much as it sounds dismissive, this being yet another sports game means that there isn’t much to it. One thing that I think I realised about these is that the timing of these mini games is all pretty specific – you need to learn when to do it, which isn’t necessarily that intuitive. I feel like I’m not just trying to improve, I need to learn how to play by knowing when to even press the button to play the game beyond the manual’s “push these buttons”. It felt really off for this game in particular, perhaps because of my lack of experience with it, but playing the master system version might have played a part as well here, it sounds like it isn’t t he best edition this time.

The game was a slight step up graphically, but at this point I’m not too invested into learning the timings of particular games, and it puts me at the point where I’m not sure I could do much more with it.