The Portable Gamer Review: International Athletics for iPhone

TPG writes: "I've been a fan of athletics games for as long as I can remember. Back on my old Commodore 64, I spent many an hour playing Daley Thompson's Decathlon, aiming to break all my high scores, and inadvertently breaking several joysticks as well. As time went on and we moved away from joysticks to controllers, joystick waggling was replaced by button mashing. Now as we move into mobile gaming, that's not really an option anymore, lest we break our expensive toys. With a solution comes Ghostlight and their International Athletics game for the iPhone/iPod Touch. Using a system similar to the joystick waggling of old, the game allows armchair gamers the chance to break the world records and win the gold medals, and what an enjoyable experience it turns out to be."

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Neco5123477d ago

Sounds like a fun game. Takes me back to the old days.

roblef3477d ago

I suppose the price is right, but I don't really dig this game type.

wondroushippo3477d ago

I don't know if I'd be all that interested in playing a game like this on my iPhone. I played International Track and Field on my DS, and I several times wound up pushing the touchscreen 'glass' against the LCD. Still, at least I'm glad to hear that it's good!

Neco5123477d ago

Yeah, but this isn't the DS.

wondroushippo3477d ago

Right, it's more expensive and I should be even more careful with it.

roblef3477d ago

Joystick waggling. Meh.

bgrundman3477d ago (Edited 3477d ago )

Some people *like* waggling their joystick.