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Crazy Athletics Review





Developer: CrazySoft Publisher: CrazySoft
Release Date: January 9, 2004 Also On: None

Do you remember the days in the 1980’s when Track and Field was the buzz? If you do, you will be pleased to know that a remake of this title is brought to Palm users by Crazy Soft. This is actually the first animated, scrolling, athletic Palm game ever made, and the only one that I know of that is on the market.

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Crazy Athletics consists of six different game modes. This includes five different games and one pentathlon. The games included in Crazy Athletics are: 100m running, long jump, javelin throw, 110m hurdles, and hammer throw. Like in all Crazy Soft games, there is also a hi-scores section, which displays the top five players.

The 100m running is the classic sprint, seen in many worldwide competitions, including the Olympics. You run and compete with a computer player that is above you. To start the race, you must press the screen with the stylus or click the blue button. From here, a countdown will begin and once it says “go�, you can press blue and begin to run by repeatedly pressing green.

The long jump is a run and jump, but before you cross the line. This game gives you two chances. In this, you press blue to start, green repeatedly to run, and blue before you reach the line to jump. From here, a 90-degree meter will appear on-screen, where you will need to press blue again to select the degree at which to jump.

In the javelin throw, you run as fast as you can and throw it as far as possible, one step before the arrow. This game allows for two attempts. In this game, you press blue to start, green repeatedly to run, and blue before you reach the arrow to throw your javelin. From here, a 90-degree meter will appear on-screen, where you will need press blue again to select the degree at which to throw the javelin.

110m hurdles is a 110m sprint with hurdles to jump. In this, you also see another competitor running above you, the same as in 100m running. In this game, you press blue to start, green repeatedly to run, and blue before you reach the hurdle to jump. As in 100m running, if you beat the player above you, you will make it onto the hi-score. This is because the computer player runs at the same pace of the last hi-scorer.

The hammer throw is the final game available in Crazy Athletics. In this, you will see your athlete spinning around a hammer. Press the blue button to start, and then repeatedly press green to spin your athlete. Release the hammer by pressing blue, which will bring up the 90-degree meter. Again, you will have to select which degree you will want to throw it at by pressing blue.

The final game mode is Crazy Athletics, which combines all of the other game modes into a single competition. If you like for your finger to go numb, Crazy Athletics is the game for you. This button masher will keep you busy on the subway or plane for quite some time.

Graphics: 7.5
Sound: 2
Gameplay: 8
Creativity: 7
Replay Value/Game Length: 10
Final: 7.1
Written by Kyle Review Guide