California Games 180/365

California Games from 1989 is another example of the power behind the titles of June. This is one that was in everyone’s house during childhood. Maybe not on the NES but it was on their computer or older systems. It’s top 20 most owned NES games, no question.

California Games was the original “Extreme Games” – what today’s generation might call ‘X-Games in the sun’. Players can select sponsors (absent in some versions) and compete in events such as skateboarding, footbag, surfing, roller skating, flying disc (frisbee) and BMX. The surfing event is ranked by judges, which give a score to help the players improve their routine.

The Atari versions (2600 and Lynx) of the game omit the flying disc and roller skating events, while the Genesis version omits only the flying disc event.”

Pick up your own copy here and don’t forget to check “Sold Items” before hitting up an auction.

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