Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Run for Gold'

Rating:5 User: The Dean of Games

1985 Hill MacGibbon (UK)
by Tim Miller

One of the most original simulators around. I'm talking about Athletics here (short to long distances). You can call this an arcade game, but I see it as a simulator. Lots of strategy planning is required if you wanna finish first and win gold. Every race as to be viewed from a different perspective just like in real life, run too fast and you lose stamina, too slow and you get behind, may seem simple, but it isn't.
Then there is the winning tables, every medal is scored and ranks applied, and after a season you get to see your final ranking, to me this was such a stimulating feature. Awesome racing game.