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California Games
OCS
California Games - Double Barrel Screenshot
Information 10 reviews 5 manuals Cheatcode 5 weblinks
20 screenshots 6 boxscans 4 diskscans 14 miscshots 11 conversions Gamemap
Information
Year of the first release1988LicenseCommercial
Number of disks (or CD)2PublisherEpyx - Rest of the World
U.S. Gold - Europe
Number max of players8Budget publisherKixx (U.S. Gold) - Worldwide
Simultaneous max players1DeveloperWestwood
LanguageEnglish
ArtistsCoder : Barry Green
Coder : Louis Castle
Coder : Michael Legg
Graphician : Jenny Martin
Graphician : Louis Castle
Graphician : Maurine Y. Starkey
Graphician : Sheryl Knowles
Musician : Chris Ebert
Musician : Chris Grigg
Musician : David Hayes
Musician : Karl Lehenbauer
Musician : Steve Hales
Misc : Mark Riley
Language in manualEnglish
French
German
Italian
HardwareOCS
Amiga original gameno
Have cheatcodeno
Have SPS releaseyes
WHD installyesWHD information
AuthorCodetapper
Updated  2004-01-01 11:47:47
HD installnoHD notes
Genre
CategorySport
SubcategorySport - Player
Dimension2D
ScrolltypeScrolling - Horizontal
ThemeSport - BMX Racing
ThemeSport - Footbag (Freestyle)
ThemeSport - Recreational - Frisbee
ThemeSport - Recreational - Roller Skating
ThemeSport - Skateboarding
ThemeSport - Surfing
ThemeSports - Multi-Event
ThemeTransport - Bicycle
ViewpointSideways
Conversion hardwareAmstrad/Schneider CPC464/664/6128
Apple II/IIGS
Apple IIGS
Atari 2600/7800
Atari 400/800/1200XL
Atari Lynx
Atari ST/E
Commodore C64/128
Mobile/Cell Phone
MSX 1/2
Nintendo NES (Famicom)/Sharp Twin Famicom
Nintendo Virtual Console (Wii/Wii U/3DS)
PC (DOS)
Sega Master System
Sega Mega Drive/Genesis
Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48/128/+2/+3 – Timex TC2048
Tandy PC/IBM PCjr
Conversion notes

Based on 1987 Westwood/Epyx C64/128 release.
PC versions: Hercules, CGA, EGA, MCGA, Tandy

N.B. A Mac conversion wasn't released despite adverts in a 1988 Epyx games catalogue.

Classic compilationMega Sports
Epyx Wide World Of Sports
Sporting Gold
Relationshipis a precursor to California Games II
Page views: 7836 - Last update: 18th April 2020
Rarity: One version is common, at least one other version is rare One version is common, at least one other version is rareOne version is common, at least one other version is rare
Notes:  

[1] Coding by Michael Legg, Barry Green and Louis J. Castle. Graphics by Maurine Y. Starkey, Louis J. Castle, Jenny Martin and Sheryl Knowles. Music composition by Chris Grigg; sound FX by Steve Hales and Chris Grigg; music arrangements by Chris Ebert, Chris Grigg, David Hayes and Karl Lehenbauer; and Sonix music driver by Mark Riley.

[2] The U.S. release of CALIFORNIA GAMES by Epyx included a 1988 product catalogue.

[3] Distributed by Leader in Italy, by Rushware in Germany and by Karasoft in Austria.


TRIVIA: Intro music is a rendition of "Louie Louie" © Limax Music/American Berry Music. It was made popular by The Kingsmen in the 1960s and originally written & performed in the 1950s by R&B artist Richard Berry.


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