Review by Alex Dale:
"Motion controls may have breathed new life into the archaic track and field genre, but next to Sega's Mario & Sonic effort, Summer Athletics is as likeable as a pint of sour milk. Half of the problem lies in the controls, not that they're bad per se. In fact, compared to the competition, the movements involved are very engaging and intuitive. But the pre-game instructions are roughly the size of the Beijing Yellow Pages. It makes every event seem roughly 206 times more confusing than it is."