California Games © 1989 Atari Corp.
California Games is a sports simulation for one or two players.
Welcome to California, dude. Home of, like, the most radical sports in the Milky Way. Rad, bad, and totally aggro. You are about to hit the sand, turf, and asphalt of the Golden State to go for trophies in everything from surfing to bike racing. California Games is the ultimate in athletic competition. You compete in the hottest sports around for the gnarliest sponsors west of the Sierras.
So bleach your hair, slide into that wetsuit, and load your stick in the back of the van. You are about to have the most fun you've had since Mom ran over your skateboard. California Games takes you from the surf to the turf. Are you, like, gonna love it, or what?
Begin your quest for an endless summer in Hollywood, where you will catch air skateboarding on the totally tubular Half Pipe. Then cruise to San Francisco for some killer footwork on the high-flyin' Foot Bag. After that, hit the beach for the most radical sport in California, the crown jewel of coastal competition, Surfing. You will shoot the tube and carve the biggest breakers of any hot-dogger around.
Over the dirt track, you'll hit top speed on your BMX Racing Bike. Your moves had, like better be bad. That's four massive, totally rad events. You're gonna have your hands full. Not to mention your feet.
Take part in the wildest games of the all--California Games. You will really get into it. It's only, like, the most totally awesome game in the world. For sure.
* Ride a Pelican: In the last few seconds of the surfing challenge, position your surfer at the bottom of the screen. A pelican will fly past and the surfer will jump on it's back until gameplay ends.
* Faster Spinning: In the footbag game, if you spin right after jumping, you spin faster than normal. Thus, jump and hit the bag with your head, then spin away.
* Avoid Obstacles: In the BMX game, if you stay just a little (about one pixel) above the place where the grass meets the dirt there won't be anything in your way. Anyway, you can crash the game by hitting the bale of hay on the bottom of the track just before the finish line: in this case, the game will freeze and the only thing you can do it turn it off.
* Zoom In: In the Half Pipe game, press OPTION 2 to zoom into your skater.
Programmers: James Donald, Pete Wierzbicki, Larry Abel, Stephen Jungels