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Probe Software Ltd
1988
Arcade: Action
£1.99
English
ZX Spectrum 48K
Firebird BleepLoad

78
Nat Pryce
Chris Bourne

There haven't been many joystick waggling games released for quite a while, but now Firebird has brought out Pogostick Olympics, and what a ridiculous game it is too. You control a bloke on a pogostick who wears a spiked helmet and must compete in five events, scoring as many points as possibile. Score zero points three times and you're out of the contest.

The first event is balloon popping, where you use the spike on your helmet. Next is the 110 metre hurdles and then the triple jump where you must pop a balloon, jump over a bush and long-jump into the sand pit. After that is target practice where you fire champagne corks at bouncing balls and finally there's an obstacle course.

The presentation of Pogostick Olympics is excellent, but the game itself is boring and unplayable. If you like waggling your joystick, you might like this, but I didn't find it that much fun.

5/10