& Reviewed by Neil Collins
Olympic Skier by Mr. Chip Software is a simple
skiing game programmed by the great Shaun Southern, who
was responsible for a few decent games on the C64. It's
not too bad considering its age - although it only has
three short levels to complete.
of the game is to get the highest score possible on each
level, which when added together at the end of the game,
gives you a final ranking. The levels consist of a
slalom - where you have to navigate a downhill run while
passing through gates, a ski jump and finally another
downhill course - where you have to avoid obstacles and
reach the finish line within a tight time limit. It's
easy to play but tricky to complete.
Graphically it is very basic with simple music and very
not one I played back in the eighties, but I'm sure
others have fond memories of it. All I can remember
about it back in the day was the cover.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I played it a few times and got average scores. I
decided to poke my way to perfection to see what
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
If you manage to beat all levels with maximum points,
the final screen shows an assessment of performance. The
breakdown of your points is shown per event. You are
given a rating at the bottom which on this occasion
(after a flawless run) was 'PERFECT'. Tree
graphics are shown around the blue text, framing it
- Andy Vaisey: A
shock that there is an 'ending'. No shock that it's
- Brendan Phoenix:
Downhill all the way!
- Andrew Fisher:
Having played it a few times, I never got close to
finishing - but it was always likely to have been that
simple. It is a fun little game though.
- Gaz Spence:
The kind of simple but fun game that Mr Chip excelled
at. Couldn't really expect much more to the ending in
the context of the game.
No medals or trophies on offer here. That's only fair
though being as I'm a big cheat.
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