US Gold Ltd
1987
Sport: Action
£8.99
£2.99
English
ZX Spectrum 48K
Multiple schemes (see individual downloads)

61
Nick Roberts
Chris Bourne

Enter the world of West Coast sports in California Games. All that sun, sea, sand and six of the best sporting events, all designed to set your pulse racing. Choose from skateboarding, foot bag, BMX bike racing, surfing, roller skating and flying disk: something for all tastes.

Each event is multi-loaded one at a time if you play through the whole game at once, but there's also an option to practice so you can continue playing as long as you like. Graphics are not as good as they could have been but this doesn't spoil the atmosphere.

Some of the control methods are a little complicated, on the skateboarding section especially. Combinations of keys have to be pressed to perform various stunts for points: a lengthy read of the instructions is essential if you're to avoid falling off at the first attempt. A good alternative to all those endless track and field sports simulations.

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