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Summer Games
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Master System
Genre: Sports































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Master System
UK
£29.99[2] 5119
Sega Master System
FR
?F 5119
Sega Master System
DE
DM ? 5119
Sega Master System
ES
?Ptas 5119
Sega Master System
AU
$? ?
Sega Master System
BR
R$? ?




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Summer Games, known as Jogos Olímpicos in Brazil, is a sports game first released by Epyx in 1984. It was ported to the Sega Master System in 1991 and is the first in Epyx's Games series. Featured are a number of events similar to those seen in the Olympic Games.

Gameplay

The original 1984 release of Summer Games contained eight events borrowed from the Olympic Games, however just as with its counterpart Winter Games, console conversions are known to have dropped events presumably due to storage concerns. On the Sega Master System, only five events exist in the game:

  • Pole vault
  • 100m dash
  • Gymnastics
  • Platform diving
  • 100m freestyle

This means the 4x400m relay, freestyle relay and skeet shooting events have been axed.

Production credits

Whether or not the game has proper credits roll is unknown; this partial list is taken from an interview[1].

  • Direction: Hitoshi Akashi (Zap)
  • Programming: Hitoshi Akashi (Zap)
  • Sound Programming: Tokuhiko Uwabo (Sega)

In addition, Akashi said in the first interview that Zap may have been subcontracted by Kaga Electronics, parent company of naxat soft.

Magazine articles

Main article: Summer Games/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
83 №4, p25[3]
41 №4, p108[4]
47 №107, p118[2]
30 №18, p37[5]
59 №6, p102[6]
68 №19, p164
68 №2/41
41 №1, p70/71[7]
72 №12, p75[8]
63 №11, p4/5
40 №23, p60
47 №6, p29[9]
Sega Master System
55
Based on
12 reviews

Master System, EU
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Cover
SummerGames SMS EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, AU

SummerGames SMS AU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, BR
SummerGames SMS BR Box.jpg
Cover
SummerGames SMS BR Cart.jpg
Cart
SummerGames SMS BR Manual.pdf
Manual

References

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  1. 1.0 1.1 http://gdri.smspower.org/wiki/index.php/Interview:Hitoshi_Akashi
  2. 2.0 2.1 File:CVG UK 107.pdf, page 118
  3. 3.0 3.1 File:AcaoGames BR 004.pdf, page 25
  4. File:CGtC UK 04.pdf, page 108
  5. File:Excalibur CZ 18.pdf, page 37
  6. File:HobbyConsolas ES 006.pdf, page 94
  7. File:MeanMachines UK 01.pdf, page 70
  8. File:PlayerOne FR 012.pdf, page 75
  9. File:SegaPro UK 06.pdf, page 29