International Sports Challenge is a good multi-sports simulation that offers a decent variety of sporting events, satisfying depth of gameplay, and good user interface (although very high joystick proficiency is required to beat this game). |
Although the graphics doesn’t look as good as Accolade’s well-known Summer Challenge, ISC is superior in terms of gameplay variety and the (higher) level of challenge. Up to 4 players can compete in 6 summer sports covering 21 events, from equestrian sports to diving, swimming, shooting, cycling, and finally marathon. The game can be played using keyboard, but using joystick and mouse combination is a much more precise and intuitive method (although it takes some getting used to). You can play all events or only events of your choice. The game is quite difficult – a lot of joystick-bashing is required to succeed, and as such it’s only recommended for expert gamers who find Accolade’s games too easy. Overall, a decent PC conversion of a better-known Amiga and C64 underdog of the same name.
Reviewed by: Underdogs