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|System(s): Sega Master System|
|Developer: Epyx, Zap, Sega (sound)|
|Number of players: 1-8|
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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.
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:
This means the 4x400m relay, freestyle relay and skeet shooting events have been axed.
Whether or not the game has proper credits roll is unknown; this partial list is taken from an interview. In addition, Akashi said in the first interview that Zap may have been subcontracted by Kaga Electronics, parent company of naxat soft.
- Direction: Hitoshi Akashi (Zap)
- Programming: Hitoshi Akashi (Zap)
- Sound Programming: Tokuhiko Uwabo (Sega)
- Source: interview
- Main article: Summer Games/Magazine articles.
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- Computer & Video Games, "October 1990" (UK; 1990-09-16), page 118
- Mean Machines, "October 1990" (UK; 1990-09-xx), page 71
- Ação Games, "Agosto 1991" (BR; 1991-08-xx), page 25
- Complete Guide to Consoles, "Volume IV" (UK; 1990-11-xx), page 108
- Excalibur, "" (CZ; 1993-09-10), page 37
- Hobby Consolas, "Marzo 1992" (ES; 1992-xx-xx), page 102 (94)
- Mean Machines, "October 1990" (UK; 1990-09-xx), page 70/71 (70)
- Player One, "Septembre 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 75
- S: The Sega Magazine, "October 1990" (UK; 1990-09-06), page 4/5 (4)
- Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 60
- Sega Pro, "April 1992" (UK; 1992-03-19), page 29
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|Epyx's Games series on Sega systems|
|California Games (1989) | World Games (1990) | Summer Games (1990) | California Games II (1993)|
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