Martech Games Ltd
1985
Sport: Action
£7.95
English
ZX Spectrum 48K
Multiple schemes (see individual downloads)

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Dave Nicholls, Ross Holman, Roger Willis
Chris Bourne

Roger: Real live physical exercise always seemed silly to me but simulating it on Spectrum is even sillier. Prejudices apart, I can only imagine that such a combination of TV personality name-dropping and this collection of visually naff sporting fixtures is supposed to scoop up any leftovers from 'Decathlon' and its ilk.

Running, cycling, archery, footie, swimming and the dubious delights of squat thrusting (pardon? Ed.) are included, demanding a great deal of mindless and finger-cramping button or key repeat to get our boy elbowing Brian from the podium.

Keyboard users had better be still in the protective shadow of Sir Clive's warranty because they're likely to need it. Sinclair has heard of circuit and membrane faults but sporting injuries are worth a try... Quite honestly, if you want to keep fit in an armchair there are better ways than this athletic tosh. 0/5 MISS

Ross: If you're not soon bored by bashing the keys or jerking the joystick, you'll tire of having to keep turning the tape to load each event. 2/5 HIT

Dave: My joystick ran for cover when I showed it this - it needn't have worried, I only played it a couple of times before I got bored.

It says on the inlay card that Brian himself reckoned 'It had better be good'. I wonder if anyone's got the bottle to show it to him yet. 1/5 MISS

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