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In the 80s, Epyx was a famous sports games company. They made most of the classic C64 sports games, and many of them also came out for the PC. This is one of those classics. There are six fun disciplines in which you can compete for the best score or try to defeat your friends (this is definitely more fun). The events are as follows:
Halfpipe: You need to skate on a ramp, performing various tricks to get as many points as possible.
Footbag: You need to bounce the ball and try to do some tricks while doing so.
Flying Disk: You need to throw the disk to your partner, who needs to catch it. Once the disk is in the air you can start moving the partner around (you’ll see the red marks at the top of the screen).
Surfing: There’s a killer wave after you and you need to surf it and prove that you’re the real thing.
Skating: There’s a lot of trash on the pavement right next to the beach. You need to skate along it avoiding this trash.
BMX: You’re on a track with many hills and obstacles. You need to ride the course, and every time you can jump you can also do something really radical (if you've got what it takes).
When I tried to run this game in DOSBox, it said that I didn’t have enough memory, so I had to download D-Fend. It’s a great tool to use if you have DOSBox installed.