Sports Spectacular (PC, 5 1/4" Disk) Virgin Interactive Entertainment - 1990 USA, Canada Release

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Sports Spectacular
Product ID 52145-20140
Product UPC 052145201408
Platform(s) PC
Packaging Retail Box
Media 5 1/4" Disk
Copyright date 1990
Publisher(s) Virgin Interactive Entertainment
Category(s) Entertainment, Sports
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

Magic Johnson's Basketball, John Elways Quarterback, Orel Hershiser's Strike Zone, Rick Davis World Trophy Soccer

Magic Johnson's Basketball
Basketball the way the pros play.

Arcade action brings the realism of the big time game home to you in this direct translation of the popular coin-op arcade game, "Magic Johnson's Fastbreak Basketball."


  • Arcade quality animated graphics and characters larger than any before seen in an IBM basketball game.
  • A full court scrolling screen.
  • Two-on-two play, with officials!
  • Full stats: See if you can achieve triple doubles like Magic!

Make the "jump shot", and of course Magic's famous fast break with a "slam dunk" finish. Dribble round your opponent to make the "lay up" that wins the game!

John Elways Quarterback
Football the way it was meant to be played.

Third and ten on your own 30 yard line. Forty-three seconds left on the clock and you're down by two points. Suddenly the end zone seems to be a hundred miles away. If you're going to be a hero, now's the time. You call the play.

The ball is snapped. There's a crunch of armor on the front line and you drop back. You look for a receiver but the blitz is on. Roll to the right- you keep dancing, you look for an opening but your blockers are starting to crumble. Keep pedaling're in trouble now, you're too deep. But wait! You spot an open man downfield! You cock back, ready to fire when suddenly an ugly looking tackle is all over you. Do you try and throw? Or duck and run!

Football action so real you can almost feel the pigskin in your hands. Designed under the watchful eyes of the game's premier quarterback- John Elway- this faithful computer version of the #1 arcade winner brings all of the strategy and ground pounding excitement of the world's greatest sport right to your computer screen. For one or two players.

"An entertaining and challenging game... the temptation to throw the long bomb always reminds you why the game designers named the game after quarterback John Elway." - Compute's PC Magazine

Orel Hershiser's Strike Zone
The major league's most valuable pitcher and Virgin Mastertronic have joined forces to bring you the #1 coin-operated arcade game: Strike Zone!

All the exciting features that made the arcade game so popular are included in home computer versions.

Take Orel Hershiser's place on the pitcher's mound and blister that horsehide over the plate! You control Orel's fastball, slider or sinker. The better your arm, the more frequently you can hang a pitch just within the strike zone. Or slide one just outside and sucker the batter into swinging at a ball!

When you're up to bat, step up to the plate for the most realistic batting simulation seen yet! You control the swing. You control the runners, too, deciding when to go for that extra base on a long drive, or when to steal.

To get a little batting practice in, try the Home Run Derby. Feel the power when you connect with the ball and send it deep into the outfield, or even into the stands!

All the action and excitement of playing in the major leagues, in a computer game for one or two players!

The only authorized version of the arcade hit "Strike Zone!"

Rick Davis World Trophy Soccer
Team up with Rick Davis, the USA's World Cup and Olympic Team Captain, to play soccer better than you've ever played it before!

Rick Davis's World Trophy Soccer kicks all other soccer games off the pitch with:

  • Real-to-life animation designed and programmed by professional cinema animators!
  • Superb multidirectional scrolling, so smooth and fast it can make you dizzy just watching it!
  • Accurately simulated Free Kicks, Goal Kicks, Corner Kicks, and Throw Ins.
  • Closeup views of the goals from the perspective of either the attacker or the Goalie allow you to make accurate shots on the goal and spectacular saves.
  • Two Player Simultaneous Action or Single Player against the computer.
  • Soccer played to F.I.F.A. rules, enforced by the on-screen referee.

Pass, dribble, tackle and shoot your way through the qualifying rounds with the world's best soccer teams. Then bring home the World Trophy the shows you're the best!

System Requirements

Required CPU XT 8088/8086
Required RAM 640K
Supported Video CGA
Tandy 16 Color

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