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Olympic Summer Games: Atlanta 1996 (Game Boy) artwork

Olympic Summer Games: Atlanta 1996 (Game Boy) review


" I bought the game for a dollar from a friend, and then sold it to another friend for a dollar. This is how a cheap game cycles from person to person. I do not know what Olympic year this is based on, but my guess what would be 1992, cause it is a fairly old game. This game has it's uses, like as a coaster of some sorts, or to make some quick change for gum. Let's just say that this game wasn't too disapointing, cause I had no expectations for the game to begin with. "



I bought the game for a dollar from a friend, and then sold it to another friend for a dollar. This is how a cheap game cycles from person to person. I do not know what Olympic year this is based on, but my guess what would be 1992, cause it is a fairly old game. This game has it's uses, like as a coaster of some sorts, or to make some quick change for gum. Let's just say that this game wasn't too disapointing, cause I had no expectations for the game to begin with.

GRAPHICS (3/20): Are these Atari graphics (no offence, Atari fans)? The players all look the same, except some are shaded in. There is no women people in the game, and it seems all men are the same besides color (and those are pretty similar). The track and field objects are also not visually stunning. This is one reason that this game has to be old, for at least they could've made the graphics watchable.

SOUND (0/10): Is their sound in this game. Not at all. You hear cheers when you win, but there is little to no background music, and besides the cheering when you win (which is very rarely) you'll get used to the lack of sound.

GAMEPLAY (6/55): There are multiple events to play in, and that is basically the point of the game. There are many running events, where they test your finger fatigue by making you press two buttons rapidly on an off. Then you have hurdles where you press one button rapidly, then hit the other too jump. This would be ok, except the control are not at all responsive, so when you tell it to jump it takes about one second to get off the ground, and in Olympic time that's alot. The two points come from the free shooting and Javelin games. Don't get me wrong, these also suck but are actually playable once or twice. Javelin you hit button then let go and he'll throw. It is about as boring as it sounds, however it is my personal favorite event (sadly enough) on the game. Free shooting is you aim and hit discus like things. Is this an actual olympic event? Well, first things first this doesn't fit into this game that is all track and field events, but maybe this is a good thing. You aim and hit targets, and it is actually more boring then it sounds. Trust me on this all these events make for one LONG evening.

REPLAYABILITY (1/10): I bought the game. Played the game for a week. Put it away for 2 months. Sold it to my friend for $1. Spent the dollar. I give the game one replay point for the fact I spent that dollar!

DIFFICULTY (2/5): These events are insanely hard to win. I won one medal in racing short distance once, and a won a few medals on Javelin. I never came close to winning a title, and I never did reach a gold medal either (I did get a silver once though). This game is for the easily amused with fast thumbs.

OVERALL (12/100): Sit down Aidyn, you are no longer alone. This game was not dissapointing at all, for a had few expectations for it, except it would make my gameboy collection look bigger. This was before I went on a selling spree, and this was one of the first to go. All in all, if you find this game for a dollar, buy it, then find another sucker to sell it too. This cycle must go on, for their is no use to actually play this game.

Rating: 1.2/10

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