Developer - Activision (David Crane)
Publisher - Activision
Release - 1983
Platform - Atari 2600
Number of players - 1P / 4P
Genre - Sports
It was ported to the Atari 8-bit family, Atari 5200, Commodore 64, ColecoVision and MSX platforms. Up to four players compete in the ten different events of a real-life decathlon, either in sequence or individually.
The Activision Decathlon is best known for breaking many controllers. It requires you to abuse your controller in order to set a good lap time.
Requiring discipline and sweat, stamina and speed, with muscles opposing muscles, compete in the most celebrated game of the Olympics: the ten events of the decathlon. Earn points for each event.
Highest final score wins! Up to four players compete in the ten different events of a real-life decathlon, either in sequence or individually. The game became somewhat notorious for the amount of wear or damage inflicted upon console controllers, where rapid back-and-forth movement of the joystick propels the athlete down the track.