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California Games

a.k.a. カリフォルニアゲームズ

published by Atari in 1989-10, developed by Epyx, running on Atari Lynx
type: sport
perspective: side view bird's-eye
player options: single player
languages: eng
3.7/5

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Personal review
Only four of the original six disciplines remain on the Lynx cartridge. Best discipline is surfing, skating is interesting, footbag boring. They changed BMX quite a bit, sadly not to the better. Nevertheless the maybe best launch title for the Lynx and a good handheld game overall.

# 2008-06-14 15:39:06
Official description
Welcome to California, dude. Home of, like, the most radical sports in the Milky Way. Rad, bad, and totally aggro. You are about to hit the sand, turf, and asphalt of the Golden State to go for trophies in everything from surfing to bike racing. California Games is the ultimate in athletic competition. You compete in the hottest sports around for the gnarliest sponsors west of the Sierras.

So bleach your hair, slide into that wetsuit, and load your stick in the back of the van. You are about to have the most fun you've had since Mom ran over your skateboard. California Games takes you from the surf to the turf. Are you, like, gonna love it, or what?

Begin your quest for an endless summer in Hollywood, where you will catch air skateboarding on the totally tubular Half Pipe. Then cruise to San Francisco for some killer footwork on the high-flyin' Foot Bag. After that, hit the beach for the most radical sport in California, the crown jewel of coastal competition, Surfing. You will shoot the tube and carve the biggest breakers of any hot-dogger around.

Over the dirt track, you'll hit top speed on your BMX Racing Bike. Your moves had, like better be bad. That's four massive, totally rad events. You're gonna have your hands full. Not to mention your feet.

Take part in the wildest games of the all--California Games. You will really get into it. It's only, like, the most totally awesome game in the world. For sure.
# 2017-07-29 12:11:32 - official description
Technical specs
display: raster
Editor note
Comprises four mini-games:
BMX
Surfing
Halfpipe
Footbag
# 2003-03-01 00:55:51
Authors / Staff

graphics

Arthur Koch (graphics)
Jenny Martin (graphics)
Matt Crysdale (graphics)
Paul Vernon (graphics)
Sheryl Knowles (graphics)
Suzie Greene (graphics)

audio

Bob Viera (music)
LX Rudis (music)

other

James Donald (bmx)
Larry Abel (surfing)
Pete Wierzbicki (footbag)
Stephen Jungels (halfpipe)
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External reviews (6) - average: 78.2% - median: 78.5%
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Amstarfr491990-0914/2070%
Génération 4 (1-82)fr221990-0585/10085%
IGN1999*6/1060%
Joystickfr31990-0393/10093%
Power Playde241990-0372/10072%
Zerouk51990-0389/10089%
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