Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Daley Thompson's Decathlon'

Rating:4 User: Matt_B

Track and Field was big in the arcades at the time, and there had already been a few lacklustre attempts to clone it on the Spectrum, but this game blew them all away in terms of playability and graphics.

To be critical, there are a few graphical glitches, a spot of flicker, and Daley himself is white. There's also a lack of variety in the events, most of which involve some serious button bashing which no doubt killed a few keyboards. However, the high jump, pole vault and 1500m do serve to test your skill a bit too.

There were better sports games to come for the Spectrum, but this still ruled the roost for a year or so upon its release.