Summer Games 2

• Publisher: Epyx
• Developer:
Release Date: 1985
Code: Chuck Sommerville, Jon Leupp, Kevin Norman, Michael Kosaka, Larry Clague, Scott Nelson

GFX: As above
Music: Bob Vieira

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 97%
Our Game Rating: 97%


FILE: summergames2end.zip


> SUMMER GAMES 2 by Epyx

• Completed by Stadium 64
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

Now here's a strange one: I received an email from a guy called Robert Butterworth who has contacted me in the past regarding certain Commodore 64 game endings. Robert runs a family business called Butterworths & Son where they specialise in tea and coffee. They have recently released a coffee blend called "Summer Games Espresso", and Robert thought it would be a nice idea to link the product with the ending to Summer Games for the Commodore 64! So for anyone interested in the new blend, CLICK HERE to see it :-)

As for this game... my school friends and I spent many a school time bunking off to play this beautifully polished game. It stunned and amazed us all the way through and kept us captivated until the end. But was the ending also worth the time and energy?

The closing ceremony is about to start...

...as the sky starts to darken...

...and the atmosphere becomes electric!

And darker still...

Until something appears in the sky...

in the form of a Jet Pack man!

He flies across the screen waving...

...and exits...

...followed by a hot air balloon with a neon EPYX sign.


And so begin the traditional fireworks...



The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: I don't think a cheat was used as it's very easy to see this final sequence.

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: This wonderful ending portrays the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games, and consists of all those exciting elements such as fireworks, hot air balloons and a flying man! I'm not going to describe it scene by scene because I want you to view the ending on your C64, or watch the ending video on YouTube, and experience it for yourself. Remember - this was 1985, and at this time in gaming history, Epyx seemed to know the real formula to producing a quality product.


  • Vinny: There may be an element of nostalgia here, but I feel like giving this game a high score due to the excitement and feeling of success and achievement that it gave me and my friends back in 1985. 9/10.

FINAL SAY: A great, great ending :-) Coffee anyone?

G.E. RATING: 9 / 10

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