Instructions for


Imagine, 1985

Written by Chris Owen, HTML'd by Arnt Gulbrandsen.


Keyboard, Kempston, Cursor

Aim of the game

win each event!

Game play

There are six events in all. Once you have entered your initials, you move onto the competition itself, which starts with:
  1. Swimming - waggle the joystick or rattle the keys to get speed and, when prompted, press the Jump button to breathe. Getting the timing wrong will mean a mouthful of water and an interrupted stroke, which means slowing down.
  2. Clay Pigeon Shooting - two boxes are shown which move up and down the screen, acting as left and right sights for the appropriate barrels of your shotgun. Shoot as many of the clay pigeons that fly over by pressing either the left or right key as one passes through the correspoding sight. You have three separate attempts to qualify.
  3. Vaulting - although running up to the wooden horse is automatic, you must time the jump onto the springboard correctly, using the jump button, to have a successful vault. Too soon and the jump will be too short; too late and a trip awaits! If you succeed, you will land on the horse. Press fire again and hit the left/right buttons as fast as you can to do a somersault. Try to time this so that you land on your feet, as an undignified cartwheel or (worse still) landing on your head loses you points, as well as giving you a severe headache...
  4. Archery - pressing fire determines wind speed and then a target is winched down the range which you must hit. To do this, allow for wind speed and let go of the arrow by pressing the jump button. Make sure your angle is as near to five degrees as possible and, if you have got it right, you will get a bullseye (worth 400 points).
  5. Triple Jump - the left/right buttons come to the fore again, as you try to get up enough speed. Run up to the line and press the jump button, trying to get as near to 45 degress as possible. Repeat twice more for the step and the jump, and then wait for the measuring.
  6. Weight Lifting - probably the most strenuous event! First select the weight you want to lift and then pound the keyboard or joystick to lift the weights to chest height. At this point, press Jump to "snatch" the weights and pound away again to keep the weights above your head.


"A superb arcade clone... this conversion is excellent."


92% (CRASH #19, August 1985)


A simplistic but very playable sports game. All right if you like that sort of thing...


Nettverksgruppa, 5/10-94,