The Activision Decathlon
Atari 2600 game

General Information

Developer - Activision (David Crane)

Publisher - Activision

Release - 1983

Platform - Atari 2600

Number of players - 1P / 4P

Genre - Sports

The Activision Decathlon case

The Activision Decathlon is a sports game written by David Crane for the Atari 2600 and published by Activision in 1983.

 The Activision Decathlon Atari 2600 games

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.

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