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|System(s): Sega Mega Drive|
|Publisher: Ballistic, Accolade|
|Sound driver: Accolade sound driver|
|Number of players: 1-2|
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Winter Challenge, also known as The Games: Winter Challenge is a Winter Olympics-esque sports game for the Sega Mega Drive. It was originally released without a license from Sega, however following the Sega v. Accolade lawsuit, the game was re-released with a license. It is a port of a DOS game of the same name, originally released in 1991.
Winter Challenge was followed by Summer Challenge in 1993.
Though it lacks any endorsement from the International Olympic Committee, Winter Challenge is thought to have been released to coincide with the 1992 Winter Olympic Games in Albertville, France. However, as the Mega Drive version of the game is virtually identical to its DOS counterpart, it is most likely based on events which occurred in the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada.
- Cross Country
- Bobsled (two man)
- Speed Skating
- Giant Slalom
- Ski Jump
- United Kingdom
- United States
Winter Challenge does not reflect the dissolution of the Soviet Union in late 1991, thus the USSR competes as a nation. In reality, former Soviet nations competed in both the Summer and Winter 1992 games under the "Unified Team" banner (under the Olympic Flag, which Accolade would not have the rights to use).
- Programming: Mike Benna, Jeff Sember
- Art: John Boechler
- Music: Alistair Hirst
- Producer: Pam Levins
- Developed By: MindSpan
- Main article: Winter Challenge/Magazine articles.
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ROM dump status
- GamePro, "March 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 42
- Mean Machines, "February 1992" (UK; 1992-01-27), page 110
- Sega Power, "April 1992" (UK; 1992-03-05), page 29
- Computer & Video Games, "March 1992" (UK; 1992-02-15), page 8
- File:Joypad FR 006.pdf, page 2
- Electronic Gaming Monthly, "March 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 10
- Mean Machines, "March 1992" (UK; 1992-02-27), page 66
- AS Magazin-Video Igrice, "Jul-Avgust 1995" (SCG; 1995-xx-xx), page 10
- Consoles +, "Mars 1992" (FR; 1992-xx-xx), page 74-76 (74)
- Computer & Video Games, "February 1994" (UK; 1994-01-15), page 60
- Joypad, "Mars 1994" (FR; 1994-xx-xx), page 92/93 (92)
- Joystick, "Février 1992" (FR; 1992-xx-xx), page 144
- Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "December 1992" (UK; 1992-xx-xx), page 79
- MegaTech, "March 1992" (UK; 1992-02-20), page 24-26 (24)
- Mean Machines, "February 1992" (UK; 1992-01-27), page 108-110 (108)
- Player One, "Mars 1994" (FR; 1994-xx-xx), page 120 (118)
- Sega Power, "April 1992" (UK; 1992-03-05), page 28/29 (28)
- Sega Pro, "February 1992" (UK; 1992-01-16), page 54/55 (54)
- Sega Force, "April 1992" (UK; 1992-03-19), page 48/49 (48)