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1988
Sport: Action
£7.99
English
ZX Spectrum 48K
Multiple schemes (see individual downloads)

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Andy Smith
Chris Bourne

Gremlin get on the Seoul train.

In the wake of the Seoul Olympics comes Gremlin's collection of alternative sports, compered by "Gilbert".

Five events feature, starting with Crackshot, in which you have 90 seconds to shoot targets that pop up in an alleyway. Mind you don't shoot the alley cats or your score suffers. High Diving follows, where you jump off a board from anything between 40 and 400 feet up in the air, aiming to perform acrobatic stunts before landing in a paddling pool. Then it's on to the Slate Smash, where two Sumo wrestlers holding slates stand either side of your character - smash as many slates as possible in 60 seconds. The penultimate event is a Crossbow contest where joystick-waggling gains tension on the bow, before you line up the sights and fire a total of six bolts at three targets placed at different ranges. The final event is the Underwater Assault Course where old tyres, mines and stinging jellyfish have to be negotiated.

Supersports has been well put together and is great fun to play, but the multiload's annoying and the events are not tough to master. The facility to play with four people increases its lasting interest slightly, but even then there just isn't enough in the game to keep you playing for very long.

Reviewer: Andy Smith

RELEASE BOX
C64/128, £9.99cs, £14.99dk, Imminent
Spectrum, £7.99cs, £12.99dk, Out Now
Amstrad, £9.99cs, £14.99dk, Out Now
No plans for 16-bit versions.

Predicted Interest Curve

1 min: 65/100
1 hour: 72/100
1 day: 55/100
1 week: 40/100
1 month: 10/100
1 year: 10/100

What's there is great - there's just not enough of it...

8/10
6/10
1/10
7/10
535/1000

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SPECTRUM VERSION

Great graphics and good gameplay can't mask the lack of challenge.

AMSTRAD VERSION

The graphics are colourful and well-animated. The gameplay is good and you're left with the overall impression that if Gremlin had managed to include more events or made the existing ones tougher, they would have had a much stronger product.

Graphics: 8/10

Audio: 6/10

IQ Factor: 1/10

Fun Factor: 7/10

Ace Rating: 535/1000

Predicted Interest Curve

1 min: 65/100

1 hour: 72/100

1 day: 55/100

1 week: 40/100

1 month: 10/100

1 year: 10/100