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Olympic Gold
Publisher: U.S. Gold (US/EU), Sega (JP)
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear
Peripherals supported:
Sega Mega Drive
Team Player
Genre: Sports































Number of players: 1-4 (alternating)
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥4,800 G-4081
Sega Mega Drive
US
$54.95[1] T-79016
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.99[4] 79016-05
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F 79016-09
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? 79016-18
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas 79016-06
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
BR
R$? 043160
Sega Mega Drive
KR
₩? GM4058JG



Sega Master System
UK
£34.99[4] 27030-05
Sega Master System
FR
?F 27030-09
Sega Master System
DE
DM ? 27030-18
Sega Master System
ES
?Ptas 27030-06
Sega Master System
AU
$? 27030-05
Sega Master System
BR
R$? 027100
Sega Master System
KR
₩? ?



Sega Game Gear
JP
¥3,800 G-3316
Sega Game Gear
US
$39.95[1] T-79018
Sega Game Gear
UK
£27.99[6] 79018-05
Sega Game Gear
FR
?F 79018-09
Sega Game Gear
DE
DM ? 79018-18
Sega Game Gear
ES
?Ptas 79018-06
Sega Game Gear
BR
R$? 015810



Olympic Gold (オリンピックゴールド) or Olympic Gold: Barcelona '92 is a Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear sports game that ties in with the 1992 Olympic Games held at Barcelona, Spain.

Some versions of the game came with a free souvenir booklet.

Gameplay

Events

  • 100m sprint
  • Hammer throw
  • Archery
  • 110m hurdles
  • Pole vault
  • Diving
  • 200m freestyle swimming

History

Versions

The US and Japanese versions of the Mega Drive game use the flag of the United States for the "English" language selection, while in Europe it is the flag of the United Kingdom. In PAL regions the game was also sponsored by Coca-Cola.

Magazine articles

Main article: Olympic Gold/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

EGM US 036.pdfEGM US 036.pdf

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Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #36: "July 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
also published in:













  • GamePro (US) #36: "July 1992" (1992-xx-xx)[7]













  • GamePro (US) #37: "August 1992" (1992-xx-xx)[8]













  • Sega Visions (US) #9: "August/September 1992" (1992-xx-xx)[9]













  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #39: "October 1992" (1992-xx-xx)[10]

SegaVisions US 10.pdfSegaVisions US 10.pdf

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Sega Visions (US) #10: "November/December 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
also published in:













  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #41: "December 1992" (1992-xx-xx)[11]













  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #43: "February 1993" (199x-xx-xx)[12]

MeanMachinesSega05UK.pdf

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Mean Machines Sega (UK) #5: "February 1993" (1993-01-28)

Joystick FR 030.pdf

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Joystick (FR) #30: "Septembre 1992" (1992-xx-xx)

Joypad FR 011.pdfJoypad FR 011.pdf

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Joypad (FR) #11: "Août/Septembre 1992" (1992-xx-xx)

VideoGames DE 1992-07.pdf

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Video Games (DE) #7/92 (1992-06-24)

MegaForce ES 02.pdfMegaForce ES 02.pdf

PDF
Master System print advert in














Mega Force (ES) #2: "Junio 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
also published in:

MegaForce ES 03.pdfMegaForce ES 03.pdf

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Mega Force (ES) #3: "Julio 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
also published in:

Supergame BR 13.pdfSupergame BR 13.pdf

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Supergame (BR) #13: "Agosto 1992" (1992-08-xx)

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
83 №10, p80/81[15]
70 №36, p81[1]
65 №9, p30/31
91 №9, p40-43[16]
89 №10, p80/81[17]
83 №28, p120[18]
70 №4, p79
78 №5, p93
71 №6, p79[19]
78 №1, p64
70 №7, p39-41
70 №21, p92/93[20]
73 №22, p88/89[21]
77 №33, p22
81 №9, p46/47[22]
81 №18, p66
85 №1/92, p8/9[23]
82 №7, p26/27[24]
90 №17, p81[25]
94 №11, p18-20[26]
70 №36, p59[27]
Sega Mega Drive
79
Based on
21 reviews

Mega Drive, US
OlympicGold MD US Box.jpg
Cover
OlympicGold MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Olympic Gold MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
OlympicGold MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
OlympicGold MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, JP
OlympicGold MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
OlympicGold MD JP CartTop.jpg
OlympicGold MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, AU
OlympicGold MD AU Box.jpg
Cover
OlympicGold MD AU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, BR
Olympicgold md br cover.jpg
Cover
OlympicGold MD BR Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, UK
OlympicGold MD UK Box.jpg
Cover
OlympicGold MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, FR
OlympicGold MD FR Box.jpg
Cover
OlympicGold MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, DE

OlympicGold MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, ES
OlympicGold MD ES Box.jpg
Cover
OlympicGold MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, KR
OlympicGold MD KR back.jpgNospine.pngOlympicGold MD KR cover.jpg
Cover
OlympicGold MD KR carttop.jpg
OlympicGold MD KR Cart Back.jpgOlympicGold MD KR Cart.jpg
Cart

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
87 №10, p110/111[28]
84 №10, p41
91 №9, p40-43[16]
87 №10, p72/73[29]
83 №28, p137[30]
81 №22, p64/65[31]
87 №22, p86/87[32]
64 №33, p23
80 №9, p46/47[22]
79 №11, p20/21
94 №7, p26/27[24]
79 №36, p59[27]
Sega Master System
83
Based on
12 reviews

Master System, EU
OlympicGold SMS EU Box.jpg
Cover
Master System, AU
OlympicGold SMS AU Box.jpg
Cover
OlympicGoldSMSAuManual.pdf
Manual
Master System, AU
Limited Edition
OlympicGold SMS AU Box LE.jpg
Cover
Master System, BR
OlympicGold SMS BR cover.jpg
Cover
OlympicGold SMS BR Cart.jpg
Cart
OlympicGold SMS BR Manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, UK
OlympicGold SMS UK Box.jpg
Cover
OlympicGoldSMSUKLEBrochure.pdf
Limited Edition Brochure
Master System, FR
OlympicGold SMS FR Box.jpg
Cover
Master System, DE
OlympicGold SMS DE Box.jpg
Cover
Master System, ES
OlympicGold SMS ES Box.jpg
Cover
Master System, KR
OlympicGold SMS KR cover.jpg
Cover
OlympicGold SMS KR Cart Top.jpg
OlympicGold SMS KR Cart Back.jpgOlympicGold SMS KR Cart.jpg
Cart

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
80 №128 (Go!), p14/15[33]
86 №11, p116[34]
73 №36, p81[1]
80 №10, p54/55
91 №9, p40-43[16]
85 №11, p154[35]
85 №29, p189[36]
89 №22, p90/91[37]
58 №34, p38
79 №10, p62[6]
82 №11, p19
85 №1/92, p25[38]
92 №8, p70[39]
87 №34, p76[40]
81 №36, p59[27]
Sega Game Gear
82
Based on
15 reviews

Game Gear, US
OlympicGold GG US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngOlympicGold GG US Box Front.jpg
Cover
OlympicGold GG US Cart.jpg
Cart
Olympic Gold GG US Manual.pdf
Manual
Game Gear, EU
OlympicGold GG EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
OlympicGold GG EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Game Gear, JP
OlympicGold GG JP backcover.jpgOlympicGold GG JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
OlympicGold GG JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Game Gear, BR
OlympicGold GG BR back.jpgNospine.pngOlympicGold GG BR Box.jpg
Cover
Olympicgold gg br cart.jpg
Cart
Olympic Gold GG BR Manual.pdf
Manual
Game Gear, DE
OlympicGold GG DE Box Back.jpgNospine.pngOlympicGold GG DE Box Front.jpg
Cover
OlympicGold GG EU Cart.jpg
Cart

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 File:GamePro US 036.pdf, page 83
  2. 2.0 2.1 File:SegaVisions US 08.pdf, page 58
  3. File:GamePro US 033.pdf, page 24
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 File:SegaForce UK 07.pdf, page 29
  5. File:MeanMachines UK 22.pdf, page 65
  6. 6.0 6.1 File:SegaPro UK 10.pdf, page 62
  7. File:GamePro US 036.pdf, page 4
  8. File:GamePro US 037.pdf, page 50
  9. File:SegaVisions US 09.pdf, page 2
  10. File:EGM US 039.pdf, page 12
  11. File:EGM US 041.pdf, page 140
  12. File:EGM US 043.pdf, page 36
  13. File:MegaForce ES 03.pdf, page 2
  14. File:MegaForce ES 04.pdf, page 2
  15. File:ConsolesPlus FR 010.pdf, page 80
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 File:HobbyConsolas ES 009.pdf, page 40
  17. File:Joypad FR 010.pdf, page 80
  18. File:Joystick FR 028.pdf, page 120
  19. File:Mega UK 06.pdf, page 79
  20. File:MeanMachines UK 21.pdf, page 92
  21. File:PlayerOne FR 022.pdf, page 84
  22. 22.0 22.1 File:SegaPro UK 09.pdf, page 46
  23. File:SegaForce SE 1992 01.pdf, page 8
  24. 24.0 24.1 File:SegaForce UK 07.pdf, page 28
  25. File:SegaForce UK 17.pdf, page 81
  26. File:Supergame BR 11.pdf, page 18
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 File:Zero UK 36.pdf, page 59
  28. File:ConsolesPlus FR 010.pdf, page 110
  29. File:Joypad FR 010.pdf, page 72
  30. File:Joystick FR 028.pdf, page 137
  31. File:MeanMachines UK 22.pdf, page 64
  32. File:PlayerOne FR 022.pdf, page 82
  33. File:Go UK 09.pdf, page 14
  34. File:ConsolesPlus FR 011.pdf, page 116
  35. File:Joypad FR 011.pdf, page 154
  36. File:Joystick FR 029.pdf, page 189
  37. File:PlayerOne FR 022.pdf, page 86
  38. File:SegaForce SE 1992 01.pdf, page 25
  39. File:SegaForce UK 08.pdf, page 70
  40. File:Zero UK 34.pdf, page 76


Olympics-Themed Games By Sega or On Sega Consoles
Official Games
Olympic Gold (1992) | Winter Olympics (1994) | Olympic Summer Games (1996) | (not Sega; 1998) | Sydney 2000 (2000) | (not Sega; 2002, 2004, 2006) | Beijing 2008 (2008) | Vancouver 2010 (2010) | London 2012 (2012)
Mario & Sonic
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Other
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