Best of Epyx's The Games

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What was the best title in the Epyx Games series?

Summer Games
3
10%
Summer Games II
3
10%
Winter Games
8
28%
California Games
10
34%
California Games II
0
No votes
World Games
5
17%
 
Total votes: 29

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Best of Epyx's The Games

Post by The Laird » Mon Dec 14, 2015 3:08 pm

To tie in with this month's issue, which was your favourite in the series and why?

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Re: Best of Epyx's The Games

Post by necronom » Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:13 pm

World Games, followed by the Summer ones, then Winter. I never liked the made up daft events of the California one.
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Re: Best of Epyx's The Games

Post by ncf1 » Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:18 pm

Winter Games was my favourite. I just liked the combination of activities and "atmosphere" created by the lovely snow-y graphics throughout.

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Post by psj3809 » Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:50 pm

Winter games for me as well

Never keen on California games

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Post by Nemesis » Mon Dec 14, 2015 6:42 pm

ncf1 wrote:Winter Games was my favourite. I just liked the combination of activities and "atmosphere" created by the lovely snow-y graphics throughout.
Ditto. I think because I played it during the winter months too when Ski Sunday was on the telly.
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Re: Best of Epyx's The Games

Post by kiwimike » Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:54 pm

This is a tough one, due to my favourite differing depending on what we were playing on.

Loved Winter games especially on the 8 bit computers, but loved California games on Master System and Lynx. At a push I'd go Winter games

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Re: Best of Epyx's The Games

Post by Sephiroth81 » Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:11 am

I put Summer Games. I'd forgotten how good some of the animation was in these games! Not bad for the early/mid 80s.

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Re: Best of Epyx's The Games

Post by theantmeister » Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:15 am

I don't really play sports games. Apart from one version of FIFA, Blades of Steel and Calgames. That beanbag one was probably my favourite - loved trying to hit the seagull with the beanbag :lol:

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Re: Best of Epyx's The Games

Post by yakmag » Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:50 am

Tough one, I plumbed for World Games.

It just felt better than the others and a little quirky at the same time.

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Re: Best of Epyx's The Games

Post by ArchaicKoala » Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:12 am

California Games - Between this game and the Bart Simpson, it is what got me into Skateboarding as a kid :)

The half pipe and BMX levels remain a favourite of mine and I find myself going back to both the Mega Drive and Master System versions all the time for a quick session :D

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Re: Best of Epyx's The Games

Post by merman » Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:45 am

For me it's Summer Games II.
By choosing a wider range of Olympic events it felt different to the other multi-event sports games.
Plus the animation is great.

And only the cycling relies on a form of waggling, which gets my vote.
(Can't believe it got 7/10 rating in the article, Laird - it's probably my least favourite Games event).
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Re: Best of Epyx's The Games

Post by The Laird » Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:49 pm

Sephiroth81 wrote:I put Summer Games. I'd forgotten how good some of the animation was in these games! Not bad for the early/mid 80s.
When I was doing the article Art Koch went really in depth about the animation, it was something he was very proud of and it was definitely quite ground breaking for the time.

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Re: Best of Epyx's The Games

Post by outdated_gamer » Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:05 pm

I have the most experience with California Games which is a quite solid collection of "extreme" sports (I like the tube skateboarding in particular - that bloody scene when you hit the sides was gold :P ) but I'm not sure if it's their top. For sure, there were interesting sports games back in those days and weren't as soulless and dull as sports games tend to be these days (even if the graphics are photo realistic in comparison, I actually prefer "pixel art" myself).

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Re: Best of Epyx's The Games

Post by Mire Mare » Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:33 pm

I'm going for Winter Games On the c64. The Summer Games were great but not as unique as the Winter Games. A very close second is California Games on the Atari Lynx. A great combo of soft and hardware. Worth owning a Lynx for.

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Re: Best of Epyx's The Games

Post by MadManDan79 » Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:56 pm

California games for the Master System was well cool. The megadrive version just wasn't the same...

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