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A sports game is a computer or video game that simulates the playing of traditional sports. They are extremely popular, the genre including some of the best-selling games. For information on interactive gaming in general, see video game. ... Computer and video games redirects here. ...


Almost every familiar sport has been recreated with a game, including baseball, association football, American football, boxing, wrestling, cricket, golf, basketball, ice hockey, tennis, bowling, rugby, hunting, fishing, etc. This article is about the sport. ... “Soccer” redirects here. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... For other meanings of these words, see boxing (disambiguation) or boxer. ... For the NES video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... This article is about the sport. ... This article is about the game. ... This article is about the sport. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... the sport of cricket|Bowling (cricket)}} For other uses, see Bowling (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... This article is about the hunting of prey by human society. ... For the computer security term, see Phishing. ...


Some games emphasize actually playing the sport (such as the Madden NFL series), while others emphasize the strategy behind the sport (such as Championship Manager). Others satirize the sport for comic effect (such as Arch Rivals). This genre has been popular throughout the history of video games and is extremely competitive, just like real-world sports. Screenshot Madden NFL 2001 (Nintendo 64) Madden NFL is an American football video game developed by Electronic Arts Tiburon (EA) for EA Sports. ... The original Championship Manager title screen The Championship Manager series is a series of British computer games, the first of which was released in 1992. ... Arch Rivals is a basketball arcade game created by Midway in 1989. ...


A number of games series feature the names and characteristics of real teams and players, and are updated annually to reflect real-world changes.


The genre is not to be confused with electronic sports, which is used to describe computer and video games which are played as competitive sports. Electronic sports, abbreviated e-sports or eSports, is used as a general term to describe the play of video games as a professional sport. ...

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History

Main article: History of computer and video games

Home video-game systems became popular during the 1970s and 80s. ...

Beginnings of sports games

One of the first video games in history, Tennis for Two (1958), was a sports game. Image File history File links Tennis_for_Two. ... Image File history File links Tennis_for_Two. ... Tennis for Two was a game developed in 1958 on an oscilloscope which simulated a game of tennis or ping pong. ... Tennis for Two was a game developed in 1958 on an oscilloscope which simulated a game of tennis or ping pong. ... 1958 1958 in games 1952 in video gaming 1962 in video gaming Notable events of 1958 in computer and video games. ...


Computer games prior to the late 1970s were primarily played on university mainframe computers under timesharing systems that supported multiple computer terminals on school campuses. The two dominant systems were the Digital Equipment PDP-10 and the Control Data Corp. PLATO System. These systems displayed no graphics, only text. In the early 1970s they printed the text on teletype machines and line printers, but by the mid-seventies the text printed on single-color CRT screens. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... For other uses, see Mainframe. ... For Timesharing in real estate, see timeshare in computer, see time-sharing This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... A computer terminal is an electronic or electromechanical hardware device. ... Digital Equipment Corporation was a pioneering company in the American computer industry. ... The PDP-10 was a computer manufactured by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) from the late 1960s on; the name stands for Programmed Data Processor model 10. It was the machine that made time-sharing common; it looms large in hacker folklore because of its adoption in the 1970s by many... Control Data Corporation, or CDC, was one of the pioneering supercomputer firms. ... PLATO, an apronym for Programmed Logic for Automatic Teaching Operation, was one of the first generalized computer-based teaching systems, originally built by the University of Illinois and later taken over by Control Data (CDC), who provided the machines it ran on. ... A teleprinter (teletypewriter, teletype or TTY) is a now largely obsolete electro-mechanical typewriter which can be used to communicate typed messages from point to point through a simple electrical communications channel, often just a pair of wires. ... Fragment of lineprinter cylinder with the type of % The line printer is a form of high speed impact printer in which one line of type is printed at a time. ... Cathode ray tube employing electromagnetic focus and deflection Cutaway rendering of a color CRT: 1. ...


Highlights of this era in sports games include:

In the late 1970s arcade games began to appear, and sports were a popular genre. Highlights of this era include: Baseball was the first-ever baseball computer game, and was created on a PDP-10 mainframe computer at Pomona College in 1971 by student Don Daglow. ... 1971 1971 in games 1972 in video gaming Notable events of 1971 in video gaming. ... Don Daglow (born ~1953) is an American computer game and video game designer, programmer and producer. ... Pomona College is a private residential liberal arts college located 33 miles (53 km) east of downtown Los Angeles in Claremont, California. ... This article is about the sport. ... Walhalla temple, Germany A hall of fame (sometimes HOF) is a type of museum established for any a field of endeavour to honour individuals of noteworthy achievement in that field. ... Cooperstown redirects here. ... Sabermetrics is the analysis of baseball through objective evidence, especially baseball statistics. ... Intellivision World Series Baseball is a baseball video game simulation (1983), designed by Don Daglow and Eddie Dombrower and published by Mattel for Intellivision. ... 1983 1983 in games 1982 in video gaming 1984 in video gaming Notable events of 1983 in computer and video games. ... Eddie Dombrower (born ~1960) is an American computer game and video game designer, programmer and producer. ... Earl Weaver Baseball is a baseball computer simulation game (1987), designed by Don Daglow and Eddie Dombrower and published by Electronic Arts. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Tony La Russa Baseball is a baseball computer and video game console simulation game (1991-1997), designed by Don Daglow, Mark Buchignani, David Bunnett, Clay Dreslough and Hudson Piehl and developed by Stormfront Studios. ... Notable events of 1991 in computer and video games. ... 1996 1996 in games 1995 in video gaming 1997 in video gaming Notable events of 1996 in video gaming. ... Old Time Baseball is a baseball computer simulation game (1995) designed and programmed by Don Daglow, Hudson Piehl, Clay Dreslough and James Grove. ... 1995 1995 in games 1994 in video gaming 1996 in video gaming Notable events of 1995 in video gaming. ... Centipede by Atari is a typical example of a 1980s era arcade game. ...

Night Driver is a 1976 arcade game by Atari. ... See also: 1975 in video gaming, other events of 1976, 1977 in video gaming, history of video games Events Exidy releases the controversial Death Race arcade game. ... Golf is a 1978 video game for the Atari 2600. ... See also: 1977 in video gaming, other events of 1978, 1979 in video gaming, history of video games Events Notable releases Cinematronics releases the Space Wars vector graphics arcade game Hudson releases Lode Runner for Nintendo home systems in Japan. ...

1980s

Between 1980 and 1984 Atari and Intellivision waged a series of high-stakes TV advertising campaigns promoting their respective systems during the first round of console wars. Atari normally prevailed in arcade games and had a deeper installed base due to its lower price, while Mattel's Intellivision touted its visually superior sports games. Sports writer George Plimpton was featured in the Intellivision ads, which showed the parallel games side by side. Both Atari and Mattel fielded at least one game for baseball, football, hockey, basketball, auto racing and soccer. This is a screenshot of a copyrighted computer game or video game. ... This is a screenshot of a copyrighted computer game or video game. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The Atari 2600, released in October 1977, is the video game console credited with popularizing the use of microprocessor based hardware and cartridges containing game code, instead of having non-microprocessor dedicated hardware with all games built in. ... The Intellivision is a video game console released by Mattel in 1979. ... Console wars is a term used to refer to periods of intense competition for market share between video game console manufacturers. ... Centipede by Atari is a typical example of a 1980s era arcade game. ... George Ames Plimpton (March 18, 1927 – September 25, 2003) was an American journalist, writer, editor, and actor. ...

In 1983 EA produced their first sports game Dr. J and Larry Bird Go One on One by Eric Hammond, which was also the first licensed sports game based on the names and likenesses of famous athletes. The game was a major hit. Activision Tennis was a video game that was released in 1981 by Activision. ... 1981 1981 in games 1980 in video gaming 1982 in video gaming Notable events of 1981 in computer and video games. ... Track & Field is the name of a series of Olympic themed video games developed by Konami for several platforms since 1982. ... 1982 1982 in games 1981 in video gaming 1983 in video gaming Notable events of 1982 in computer and video games. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... 1982 1982 in games 1981 in video gaming 1983 in video gaming Notable events of 1982 in computer and video games. ... EA, Ea, or ea can signify several things. ... Dr. J and Larry Bird Go One on One, more commonly known as One on One, is a 1983 computer sports game for the early era of home computers. ...


In 1983 Mattel released Intellivision World Series Baseball by Don Daglow and Eddie Dombrower, the first game to use multiple camera angles to show the action. Games prior to this displayed the entire field on screen, or scrolled across static top-down fields to show the action. IWSB mimicked television baseball coverage by showing the batter from a modified "center field" camera, showing baserunners in corner insets, and showing defensive plays from a camera behind home plate. It was also the first sports game to introduce players with spoken words (as opposed to text) using the Mattel Intellivoice module. It received limited distribution due to the video game crash of 1983, and today is one of the most rare and expensive Intellivision cartridges on the collectibles market. Mattel headquarters in El Segundo Mattel Inc. ... Intellivision World Series Baseball is a baseball video game simulation (1983), designed by Don Daglow and Eddie Dombrower and published by Mattel for Intellivision. ... Description The Intellivoice Voice Synthesis Module was an adapter for the Intellivision, Mattels breakthrough home gaming console, that utilized voice synthesisers to generate audible speech. ... ET for the Atari 2600 is considered by many to be emblematic of the crash along with the Atari 2600 version of Pac-Man. ... The Intellivision is a video game console released by Mattel in 1979. ...


In 1984 game designer Scott Orr founded GameStar, a game publisher specializing in Commodore 64 sports games, and served as lead designer. GameStar was the most successful sports game company of its era, and Orr sold the company to Activision in 1986. The company's titles included: This article is about the year. ... Scott Orr is an American computer game and video game designer best known for his sports gemes and his founding of companies as an entrepreneur. ... GameStar is a monthly released PC computer game magazine, published by the IDG Entertainment Verlag in Germany. ... C-64 redirects here. ... Activision, Inc. ...

  • On Court Tennis (1984)
  • Championship Baseball (1984)
  • GFL Championship Football (1985) -- American Football
  • Star Rank Boxing (1985)
  • Gamestar Basketball Association (GBA) Championship Basketball - Two-on-Two (1986)
  • Star Rank Boxing II (1987)
  • Top Fuel Eliminator (1987)
  • Face Off! (1987)

In 1988 EA released Earl Weaver Baseball by Don Daglow and Eddie Dombrower, which for the first time combined a highly accurate sim game with a high quality graphical action-style game. This was also the first game in which an actual baseball manager provided the computer AI. In 1996 Computer Gaming World named 'EWB to the #25 position on its list of the Best 150 Games of All Time, the second highest ranking for any sports game in that 1981-1996 period (after FPS Sports Football). This article is about the year 1987. ... Earl Weaver Baseball is a baseball computer simulation game (1987), designed by Don Daglow and Eddie Dombrower and published by Electronic Arts. ... Look up SIM, Sim, sim in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In baseball, the head coach of a team is called the manager; this individual controls matters of team strategy on the field and team leadership. ... // This disambiguation page covers alternative uses of the terms Ai, AI, and A.I. Ai (as a word, proper noun and set of initials) can refer to many things. ... Computer Gaming World Computer Gaming World (CGW) is the oldest video game publication still in continuous circulation. ...


In 1989, Anco published Kick Off; it was immediately considered the pioneer of computer soccer games due to its many original features. 1989 1989 in games 1988 in video gaming 1990 in video gaming Notable events of 1989 in video gaming. ... A kick-off (or kickoff) is a method of starting and restarting play in a number of sports, including: Association football (soccer) American and Canadian football Rugby football By derivation kick-off also means the commencement of a project or an event, as if the project was like a football...


1990s

16-bit systems


The Creation of EA Sports -- In 1989 EA producer Richard Hilleman hired Gamestar's Scott Orr to re-design John Madden Football, then a disappointing Apple II game, for the fast-growing Sega Genesis. Orr and Hilleman together developed the game that we still recognize today as Madden Football, the best-selling title in the history of games in North America. They focused on producing a great head-to-head two-player game with an intuitive interface and responsive controls. When the game shipped it immediately became a major hit. 1989 1989 in games 1988 in video gaming 1990 in video gaming Notable events of 1989 in video gaming. ... EA, Ea, or ea can signify several things. ... Richard Hilleman is an American computer game and video game producer best known for his work creating the original Madden Football game for video game consoles for Electronic Arts. ... The Apple II was one of the most popular personal computers of the 1980s. ... The Mega Drive/Genesis was a 16-bit video game console released by Sega in Japan (1988), Europe (1990) and most of the rest of the world as the Mega Drive. ... The user interface is the part of a system exposed to users. ...

Orr joined EA full-time in 1991 after the success of Madden on the Genesis, and began a ten-year period of his career when he personally supervised the production of Madden Football. During this time Hilleman, Orr and their EA teams also created the following EA Sports hits, each of which was updated annually: Image File history File links Sensible Soccer (Sega Mega Drive) screenshot by wS, using Kega Fusion This is a screenshot of a copyrighted computer game or video game. ... Image File history File links Sensible Soccer (Sega Mega Drive) screenshot by wS, using Kega Fusion This is a screenshot of a copyrighted computer game or video game. ... Mega Drive screenshot Sensible Soccer, often affectionately known as Sensi, is a football video game series which was highly popular in the early 1990s and which still retains a cult following. ... Notable events of 1991 in computer and video games. ... current EA Sports logo EA Sports is a brand name used by Electronic Arts since 1993 to distribute games based on sports. ...

Sensible Software's Sensible Soccer (1992) still retains a cult following today. The 16-bit era also saw the launch of many of the EA Sports sports franchises, including the FIFA, NHL, NBA Live and Madden NFL series. A college football game between Colorado State University and the Air Force Academy. ... Andretti Racing is a video game that was released in 1995 on the Sega Genesis. ... NASCAR 2000 is a racing simulator video game developed and published by EA Sports and co-developed by Stormfront Studios. ... Knockout Kings is a boxing game that was produced by EA Sports for the PlayStation in 1998. ... Logo Sensible Software was a highly regarded software house in the nineties from the United Kingdom that released several games, amongst those the popular Sensible Soccer series and Cannon Fodder. ... Mega Drive screenshot Sensible Soccer, often affectionately known as Sensi, is a football video game series which was highly popular in the early 1990s and which still retains a cult following. ... 1992 1992 in games 1991 in video gaming 1993 in video gaming Notable events of 1992 in video gaming. ... current EA Sports logo EA Sports is a brand name used by Electronic Arts since 1993 to distribute games based on sports. ... EA Sports FIFA 2006 PSP cover, featuring Wayne Rooney and Ronaldinho FIFA Soccer, also known more recently as FIFA Football, and just FIFA, is a popular series of football (soccer) video games, released yearly by Electronic Arts under the EA Sports label. ... The National Hockey League series is a series of ice hockey video games developed by EA Sports since 1991. ... This article is about the video game series. ... Madden NFL is an American football video game series developed by Electronic Arts Tiburon for EA Sports. ...


32-bit / 64-bit systems The arrival of Sony's PlayStation and 3D graphics cards on the PC enabled sports games to make the leap into 3D. Actua Soccer was the first soccer game to make use of a 3D engine. For other uses, see PlayStation (disambiguation). ... GPU redirects here. ... For information on interactive gaming in general, see video game. ... Actua Soccer is the name of a football video game series developed by Gremlin Interactive and part of their Actua Sports series. ...


On PC

  • In 1995 Sierra released FPS Sports Football. The next year Computer Gaming World named it to the #12 position on its list of the Best 150 Games of All Time, the highest ranking for any sports game in that 1981-1996 period.

Comodore Amiga Cinemaware TV Sports Basketball 1990 1995 1995 in games 1994 in video gaming 1996 in video gaming Notable events of 1995 in video gaming. ... Sierra Entertainment was a computer game developer and publisher active from 1980 to 2004. ...


Extreme sports enters into the mainstream

Extreme sports (now also known as action sports) is a general, somewhat hazily-defined term for a collection of newer sports involving adrenaline-inducing action. ...

Sports gaming becomes big business

On 13 December 2004, Electronic Arts began a string of deals that granted exclusive rights to several prominent sports organizations, starting with the NFL.[1] This was quickly followed with two deals in January securing rights to the AFL[2] and ESPN licenses.[3] This was a particularly hard blow to Sega, the previous holder of the ESPN license, who had already been affected by EA's NFL deal. As the market for football brands was being quickly taken by EA, Take-Two Interactive responded by contacting the Major League Baseball Players Association and signing a deal that granted exclusive third-party major-league baseball rights[4]; a deal not as restrictive, as first-party projects were still allowed. The NBA was then approached by several developers, but declined to enter into an exclusivity agreement, instead granting long-term licenses to Electronic Arts, Take-Two Interactive, Midway Games, Sony, and Atari.[5] In April, EA furthered its hold on football licensing by securing rights to all NCAA football brands.[6] is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Electronic Arts (EA) (NASDAQ: ERTS) is an American developer, marketer, publisher, and distributor of computer and video games. ... NFL redirects here. ... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... This article is about the video game company. ... Take Two redirects here. ... The Major League Baseball Players Association (or MLBPA) is the union of professional major-league baseball players. ... NBA redirects here. ... Electronic Arts (EA) (NASDAQ: ERTS) is an American developer, marketer, publisher, and distributor of computer and video games. ... Take Two redirects here. ... Midway Games (NYSE: MWY) (formerly Midway Manufacturing) is an American video game publisher. ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ... This article is about the corporate brand. ... NCAA redirects here. ...


Types of sports games

Arcade

Sports games have traditionally been very popular arcade games. The competitive nature of sports lends itself well to the arcades where the main objective is usually to obtain a high score. The arcade style of play is generally more unrealistic and focuses on a quicker gameplay experience. Examples of this include the NFL Blitz and NBA Jam series. Centipede by Atari is a typical example of a 1980s era arcade game. ... High score of the Commodore 64 game Great Giana Sisters. ...


Simulation

In comparison to arcade sports games, the simulation style of play is a usually a more realistic rendition of the real-life sport it emulates. Examples include the Madden NFL series and the NBA Live series.


Management

Sports management games put players into the role of team manager. Whereas fantasy games are often played online against other players, management games usually pit the player against AI controlled teams. Players are expected to handle strategy, tactics, transfers, and financial issues. Examples include Football Manager and WhatIfSports.com's SimLeagues. In sports, a coach or manager is an individual involved in the direction, instruction and training of the operations of a sports team or of individual sportspeople. ... AI redirects here. ... This article is about the computer game series. ... WhatIfSports. ...


Fantasy

A Fantasy sport is a game where fantasy owners build a team that competes against other fantasy owners based on the statistics generated by individual players or teams of a professional sport. Fantasy can also refer to fictional sports, see The fantasy element below. A fantasy sport (also known as rotisserie, roto, or fairy-tale sport; or owner simulation) is a game where fantasy owners build a team that competes against other fantasy owners based on the statistics generated by individual players or teams of a professional sport. ... For other uses, see Game (disambiguation). ... This article is about the field of statistics. ... A sports game is a computer or video game that simulates the playing of traditional sports. ...


Sports RPG

Sports Role-playing games are games which combines RPG elements into any sports genre. Level-5's upcoming Soccer RPG game, Inazuma Eleven, is one of the many sports RPG's that define the sub-genre. Namco's racing RPG game, Final Lap Twin, is another game which defines the sub-genre. Camelot's GBC versions of games such as Mario Golf and Mario Tennis also has RPG elements in it's single player modes. Level 5 is a third-party video game developer based in Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, and founded in October 1998. ... Final Lap Twin is a combination racing/RPG game for the TurboGrafx 16 system. ... Camelot Software Planning is a Japanese video game developer established in 1990 best known for partnering with Nintendo on many of Nintendos spin-off franchise games such as Mario Tennis and Mario Golf, besides the famous GBA RPG series Golden Sun. ... Mario Golf is a sports video game that was developed by Camelot Software Planning (known for the successful PlayStation title Hot Shots Golf) and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64 and Game Boy Color and released in 1999. ... Mario Tennis is a video game series that began in 1995 with Marios Tennis for the Game Boy. ...


Games and televised sports

More and more, video sports games are starting to look and act like their TV counterparts. Additionally, televised sports, namely American football, have added Madden-style cameras to their coverage, further blurring the line between fantasy and reality. Sports commentators will often play a game of Madden Football before a big game (such as the Super Bowl), to help gain insight on the outcome. United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Screenshot Madden NFL 2001 (Nintendo 64) Madden NFL is an American football video game developed by Electronic Arts Tiburon (EA) for EA Sports. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ...


There is also the "Madden curse". The Madden Curse, also known as the Madden Cover Jinx, is a myth involving the video game series Madden NFL, stating that during or after the season, if a player appears on the cover solo, that player will be cursed with either an injury or poor performance. ...


Sports games today

The sports genre is currently dominated by EA Sports and 2K Sports, who hold licenses to produce games based on official leagues. EA's franchises include the FIFA Soccer series, the NBA Live series, the Madden Football series, the NASCAR series and Tiger Woods series. All of these games feature real leagues, competitions and players. These games continue to sell well today despite many of the product lines being over a decade old, and receive, for the most part, consistently good reviews. EA Games' Need for Speed series continues to be one of the best-selling in the racing genre, although it is not based on a license. current EA Sports logo EA Sports is a brand name used by Electronic Arts since 1993 to distribute games based on sports. ... 2K Sports is a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. ... EA Sports FIFA 2006 PSP cover, featuring Wayne Rooney and Ronaldinho FIFA Soccer, also known more recently as FIFA Football, and just FIFA, is a popular series of football (soccer) video games, released yearly by Electronic Arts under the EA Sports label. ... NBA Live 2000 is regarded as one of the best in the series The NBA Live series of basketball games, published by EA Sports, is one of the leading National Basketball Association simulations on the market currently. ... Screenshot Madden NFL 2001 (Nintendo 64) Madden NFL is an American football video game developed by Electronic Arts Tiburon (EA) for EA Sports. ... NASCAR, the most popular motorsport in the United States, has worked with video game developers to design several video games. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... Need for Speed (NFS) is a series of racing video games by Electronic Arts, released on platforms including the personal computer, 3DO, PlayStation, PS2, PS3, GameCube, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation Portable, and various other gaming platforms. ...


With EA Sports' domination, the market has become very difficult to enter; competing games in any of the above genres, with the exception of racing games, tend to be unsuccessful. This has led to a sharp drop in sports-themed titles over recent years. One of the most notable exceptions is Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer series, which is often hailed as an alternative to the FIFA series, but does not contain as many licensed teams, players, kits, or competitions. Racing games, due to the variation that the sport can offer in terms of tracks, cars and styles, offer more room for competition and the selection of games on offer has been considerably greater. Sports management games, while not as popular as they used to be, live on through small and independent software development houses. Management titles today have transitioned to the very popular fantasy sports leagues, which are available through many websites such as Yahoo. Konami Corporation ) (TYO: 9766 NYSE: KNM SGX: K20) is a leading developer and publisher of numerous popular and strong-selling toys, trading cards, anime, tokusatsu, slot machines and video games. ... Pro Evolution Soccer (known in Japan and the Americas as Winning Eleven and known in most non English-speaking Europe as Pro Evo) is a football (soccer) video game series developed by Konami (KCET). ... A Fantasy sport is a game where fantasy owners build a team that competes against other fantasy owners based on the statistics generated by individual players or teams of a professional sport. ... Yahoo redirects here. ...


Nintendo has been able to make an impact upon the sports market by producing several Mario-themed titles, such as Super Mario Strikers and Mario Tennis. These titles sell respectfully, but are only available on Nintendo's video game consoles, the GameCube, Nintendo 64, and Wii; in 2006, they launched Wii Sports for Wii, which uses the Wii Remote to simulate movement. For the video game system, see Nintendo Entertainment System. ... Mario ) is a video game character created by Japanese game designer Shigeru Miyamoto and the official mascot of Nintendo. ... Super Mario Strikers , known as Mario Smash Football in Europe and Australia) is a video game based around (association) football/soccer, which was released exclusively for the Nintendo GameCube. ... Mario Tennis is a video game series that began in 1995 with Marios Tennis for the Game Boy. ... Game console redirects here. ... The Nintendo GameCube (Japanese: ゲームキューブ; originally code-named Dolphin during development; abbreviated as GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the 128-bit era; the same generation as Segas Dreamcast, Sonys PlayStation 2, and Microsofts Xbox. ... The Nintendo 64 ), often abbreviated as N64, is Nintendos third home video game console for the international market. ... The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ... Wii Sports is a video game produced by Nintendo for the Wii. ...


The fantasy element

Some sports games are based on fictional sports, usually of a fantasy or science fiction nature. One of the most notable examples of this is the Speedball series; Speedball 2 was a huge success, particularly on the Commodore Amiga. Bearing some similarities to Team handball, the game introduces a number of futuristic gadgets that affect the gameplay immensely. Brutality is permitted; it is considered legal and acceptable to bash opponents with a metal ball. A number of sports have received the sci-fi treatment over the years, most frequently in the racing genre. F-Zero popularized the futuristic racing genre, and was followed by a number of sequels. For other uses, see Fantasy (disambiguation). ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Screenshot of Speedball (1988, Amiga) Speedball is a video game series comprising of three games developed by the Bitmap Brothers. ... Speedball is a video game series composed by three games developed by Bitmap Brothers. ... Handball player leaps towards the goal prior to throwing the ball, while the goalkeeper extends himself trying to stop it. ... This article is about the first game in the series. ...


A number of games introduce fantasy elements to existing sports, subtle or otherwise, to add comedic effect to a game, such as Brutal Sports Football, released by Millennium in 1992. Like Speedball, the game was inspired by American football, but placed a larger focus on injuring, maiming, and even killing opponents. It is possible to win a match by simply decapitating the entire opposing team. Brutal Sport Football released in 1993 by Millennium Interactive Ltd was similar to Speedball 2 in many ways, this is an ultra-violent sports game. ...


In some titles contained within this extended genre, the fantasy element is less prominent, particularly in titles such as Ready 2 Rumble and Outlaw Golf — games that, while strategically true to the sport, introduce comedy elements that would not realistically be seen in a serious simulation. For example, in Outlaw Golf, the choice of characters includes a stripper, a rapper, a Latin American Casanova-style figure and a mad scientist. Golf balls leave trails of smoke and fire when hit hard and the game features an over-enthusiastic and sarcastic commentator. Both Outlaw Golf and Outlaw Golf 2 are golf video games developed by Hypnotix. ... A striptease dancer performing. ... Rapping is one of the elements of hip hop and the distinguishing feature of hip hop music; it is a form of rhyming lyrics spoken rhythmically over musical instruments, with a musical backdrop of sampling, scratching and mixing by DJs. ... Casanova redirects here. ...


Notable sports games by type

Team sports

Baseball – MLB: The Show series, MLB 2K Series 2K Sports Major League Baseball series is a series of Major League Baseball video games, developed by Visual Concepts and Kush Games, and published by 2K Games. ...


Basketball

CricketBrian Lara Cricket series, Cricket 07, EA Sports Cricket 2005, Allan Border's Cricket, Shane Warne Cricket, Ian Botham's Cricket, Cricket 2004 NBA redirects here. ... This article is about the video game series. ... NBA 2K is a basketball video game series that was initially exclusive for the Sega Dreamcast starting in 1999. ... NCAA Basketball (known as World League Basketball in Europe [1])is a basketball video game developed by Sculptured Software for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. ... The NCAA March Madness series is the main NCAA basketball series published by EA Sports, only on the two next-gen consoles (PS2 and Xbox) as of 2004. ... The International Basketball Federation (French Fédération Internationale de Basketball) is an association of national organizations which governs international competitition in the sport. ... NBA Street is a successful basketball video game created by EA Sports BIG. It was released in 2001 for the PlayStation 2. ... This article is for the original game, for the sequel see NBA Ballers Phenom. ... The Brian Lara Cricket series is a series of five games that are endorsed by the West Indian cricketer Brian Lara and published by Codemasters. ... This article is about the computer game. ... [[1]]Cricket 2005 by EA Sports is a video game based around the sport of cricket. ... Cricket 2004 by EA Sports is a video game based around the sport of cricket. ...


DodgeballSuper Dodge Ball, Super Dodge Ball Advance Super Dodge Ball (NES). ... Super Dodge Ball Advance is a dodgeball game for the Game Boy Advanced based off Super Dodge Ball Categories: | | ...


Football (American)

Football (Soccer)Hattrick, PC Fútbol, FIFA Series, Winning Eleven, Pro Evolution Soccer, International Superstar Soccer, Sensible Soccer, Kick Off, Virtua Striker, Actua Soccer, Football Manager, Championship Manager NFL redirects here. ... Madden NFL is an American football video game series developed by Electronic Arts Tiburon for EA Sports. ... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... NCAA redirects here. ... This article is for the video game series; for the sport, see College Football. ... High marking is a key skill and spectacular attribute of Australian rules football Precise field and goal kicking using the oval shaped ball is the key skill in Australian rules football Australian rules football, also known as Australian football, Aussie rules, or simply football or footy is a code of... AFL Live Premiership Edition is a video game for the Playstation 2 and was released in 2004. ... NFL Street is a series of sports video games developed by EA Tiburon and published by Electronic Arts. ... For other uses, see Hat Trick (disambiguation). ... PC Fútbol 6 magazine advert The PC Fútbol video game series released for personal computers by Spanish software house Dinamic Multimedia were one of the biggest successes of the Spanish market, spawning several titles from 1992 until Dinamics closure in 2001, and was later revived in 2005. ... EA Sports FIFA 2006 PSP cover, featuring Wayne Rooney and Ronaldinho FIFA Soccer, also known more recently as FIFA Football, and just FIFA, is a popular series of football (soccer) video games, released yearly by Electronic Arts under the EA Sports label. ... Winning Eleven is a soccer/football video game series made by Konami Tokyo. ... Pro Evolution Soccer (known in Japan and the Americas as Winning Eleven and known in most non English-speaking Europe as Pro Evo) is a football (soccer) video game series developed by Konami (KCET). ... International Superstar Soccer is the name of a series of football (soccer) video games developed by Japanese company Konami, mostly by their Osaka branch, KCEO. It should not be confused with KCETs Pro Evolution Soccer series, which was originally developed for the PlayStation, while ISS was mostly aimed for... Mega Drive screenshot Sensible Soccer, often affectionately known as Sensi, is a football video game series which was highly popular in the early 1990s and which still retains a cult following. ... A kick-off (or kickoff) is a method of starting and restarting play in a number of sports, including: Association football (soccer) American and Canadian football Rugby football By derivation kick-off also means the commencement of a project or an event, as if the project was like a football... The Virtua Striker video games are soccer games created by the AM4/Amusement Vision group of Sega. ... Actua Soccer is the name of a football video game series developed by Gremlin Interactive and part of their Actua Sports series. ... This article is about the computer game series. ... The original Championship Manager title screen The Championship Manager series is a series of British computer games, the first of which was released in 1992. ...


HockeyNHL series, Blades of Steel, Ice Hockey, SuperStar Ice Hockey, Faceoff!, Actua Ice Hockey, NHL 2K The National Hockey League series is a series of ice hockey video games developed by EA Sports since 1991. ... Blades of Steel is an ice hockey video game released by Konami for the arcade in 1987, and ported to the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in 1988. ... Ice Hockey is an NES video game developed by Nintendo and published in 1988, based on the sport ice hockey (as the name implies). ... Cover of Actua Ice Hockey Actua Ice Hockey is a ice hockey video game series composed by two games released in 1998 and 1999, part of Gremlins Actua Sports series, released for Windows PCs and the Sony PlayStation. ... NHL 2K is a series of hockey games by 2K Sports for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. ...


LacrosseBlast Lacrosse, Brine Lacrosse Blast Lacrosse was an indoor lacrosse video game released in May 2001 for Sonys PlayStation. ... Brine Lacrosse (sometimes also called Brine LAX) is a lacrosse mobile game. ...


RugbyEA Sports Rugby 2005, M.U.D.S., Australian Rugby League Australian Rugby League is a 1995 rugby video game developed by I-Space Interactive and published by EAs EA Sports label for the Sega Mega Drive only in European and Australian markets. ...


VolleyballDead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball, Kings of the Beach, Power Spike Pro Beach Volleyball, Summer Heat Beach Volleyball, Beach Spikers Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball is a beach volleyball game by Tecmo released in 2003 for the Xbox video game console. ... Kings of the Beach is a beach volleyball computer game made by Electronic Arts in 1988 for the Commodore 64, DOS and the NES. The player can play as Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos. ... Summer Heat Beach Volleyball is a beach volleyball video game by Acclaim released in 2003 for the PlayStation 2 gaming console. ... Beach Spikers (or Beach Spikers Virtua Beach Volleyball) is an arcade-style beach volleyball game for Nintendo GameCube (and originally for arcade machines). ...


Versus Sports

Combat Sports

BoxingPunch-Out!!, Knockout Kings, Fight Night, Wii Sports Punch-Out!! is a 1984 arcade game by Nintendo. ... Knockout Kings is a boxing game that was produced by EA Sports for the PlayStation in 1998. ... Wii Sports is a video game produced by Nintendo for the Wii. ...


Karate (tournament style)Karate Master, Yi-ar Kung Fu, World Karate Championship A screenshot of the Atari ST version of International Karate International Karate (also known as World Karate Championship) is a karate computer game published in 1985 by System 3 for the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC and Atari 8-bit family of computers. ...


Ultimate fightingUltimate Fighting Championship Ultimate Fighting Championship is the first video game based on the Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial arts tournament. ...


Wrestling

This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Arm Wrestling (Japanese: アーム・レスリング Aamu Resuringu) is a 1985 arcade game by Nintendo and a spin-off of the Punch-Out!! series. ... For the NES video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... WWE SmackDown! (formerly WWF SmackDown!) is a series of professional wrestling video games released by THQ. The franchise takes its name from World Wrestling Entertainments weekly Friday night (previously Thursday night) television program of the same name. ... M.U.S.C.L.E., known in Japan as Kinnikuman Muscle Tag Match ), is a NES wrestling game based on characters from the Yudetamagos manga and anime series Kinnikuman. ... Kinnikuman Generations ), renamed Galactic Wrestling for its American release, is a PlayStation 2 game produced by Bandai and sold on April 22, 2004. ...

Racquet Sports

BadmintonSuper Dynamix Badminton


Table TennisPong, Konami's Ping Pong, Rockstar Games presents Table Tennis For other uses, see Pong (disambiguation). ... Konamis Ping Pong is a sports arcade game created in 1985 by Konami. ... Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis (or Rockstar Table Tennis) is a table tennis simulation video game by Rockstar Games. ...


TennisVirtua Tennis, Top Spin Tennis, Tennis Arena, Wii Sports Virtua Tennis (Power Smash in Japan) is a 1999 tennis arcade game created by Segas Hitmaker division. ... Sharapova & Roddick Top Spin 2 (2006) Top Spin (2003) and Top Spin 2 (2006) are a popular series of award-winning tennis video games developed by PAM Development and Indie Built and published by Microsoft for the Xbox and Xbox 360. ... Wii Sports is a video game produced by Nintendo for the Wii. ...


General Competition

Racing

Main article: Racing game

Automobile Racing Many board games can be said to be racing games, such as Snakes and Ladders, Cribbage, or Formula Dé. (see race game) There are also toys made for racing, like slot cars and radio controlled cars. ...

Watercraft Racing Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... NASCAR, the most popular motorsport in the United States, has worked with video game developers to design several video games. ... // Classic Road Racing Road Racing on (temporary closed) public roads Motorcycle sport is a broad field that encompasses all sporting aspects of motorcycling. ... Moto Racer is an arcade style motorcycle racing game released in 1997 by Delphine Software International for the PC and Playstation. ... Motocross often takes place in wet weather, leading to muddy scenes such as this and hence the term Scrambling. Photo from New Zealand. ... Motocross Madness is a motocross racing computer game that was developed by Rainbow Studios and published by Microsoft Games. ... Split-screen racing action in Racing Destruction Set Racing Destruction Set is a racing computer game written by Rick Koenig, Connie Goldman, and David Warhol and published in 1985 by Electronic Arts. ... Excitebike for the Nintendo Family Computer. ... The ATV is commonly called a quad (quad-bike) in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. ... ATV Offroad Fury is a hit PlayStation 2/PlayStation Portable Racing game, released in February 2001. ...

Aircraft Racing A race is a competition of speed. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Jet ski is the brand name of Kawasaki Heavy Industries personal water craft. ... Wave Race 64 is a racing game for the Nintendo 64 that was released on September 27, 1996 in Japan and on November 5, 1996 in North America. ...

Horse RacingQuarterpole, Sport of Kings (a.k.a. Omni-play Horse Racing), G1 Jockey 3, Track King A pair of Sport Class racers passing the finish pylon at the Reno Air Races. ... Not to be at all confused or associated with seminal disco band the Bee Gees, Gee Bee Air Rally was released in 1987 by Activision as an Amiga game. ... The Frecce Tricolori aerobatic team of the Italian Air Force, flying at the Royal International Air Tattoo, Fairford, England, in 2005 The UK Utterly Butterly display team perform an aerobatic maneuvre with their Boeing Stearmans Red Arrows Hawks in Concorde formation Indian Air Forces Surya Kiran during an aerobatic... Aerowings was an airline based in Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda. ...


Bicycle-style Racing

A BMX race. ... BMX XXX is a controversial 2002 video game published by Acclaim Entertainment for the Xbox, GameCube, and PlayStation 2. ... A Torker unicycle A unicycle is a one-wheeled human-powered vehicle. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Olympic/Event games

Main article: Olympic video games

Winter Olympics

Summer Olympics The 1994 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XVII Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in 1994 in Lillehammer, Norway. ... This article is about a video game, for the actual Olympic Games see 1994 Winter Olympics Winter Olympics (Lillehammer 94 is added informally and is not part of the official title) is the official video game of the XVII Olympic Winter Games that were held in Lillehammer, Norway in 1994. ... The downhill is an alpine skiing discipline. ... The Giant Slalom is an alpine skiing discipline. ... The Super Giant Slalom is an alpine skiing discipline. ... To slalom is to zigzag between obstacles. ... Bobsleigh is a winter sport in which teams make timed runs down narrow, twisting, banked purpose-built iced tracks in a gravity-powered, steerable sled. ... A luge is small one- or two-person sled on which one sleds supine and feet-first. ... Freestyle skiing began in the 1930s, when Norwegian skiers began performing acrobatics during alpine and cross-country training. ... Ski jumping is a sport in which skiers go down an inrun with a take-off ramp (the jump), attempting to go as far as possible. ... Several biathletes in the shooting area of a competition Biathlon (not to be confused with duathlon) is a term used to describe any sporting event made up of two disciplines. ... Short track speed skating (also Shorttrack speedskating) is a form of competitive ice speed skating. ... The 1998 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XVIII Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in 1998 in Nagano, Japan. ... A multi-event sports game from Konami. ... The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIX Olympic Winter Games, and with the theme slogan Light The Fire Within, were celebrated in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. ... Salt Lake 2002 is the official video game of the XIX Olympic Winter Games, hosted by Salt Lake City, United States in 2002. ... The downhill is an alpine skiing discipline. ... Slalom from the Morgedal dialect of Norwegian slalåm: sla, meaning slightly inclining hillside, and låm, meaning track after skis. ... Freestyle skiing began in the 1930s, when Norwegian skiers began performing acrobatics during alpine and cross-country training. ... Ski jumping is a sport in which skiers go down an inrun with a take-off ramp (the jump), attempting to go as far as possible. ... Bobsleigh is a winter sport in which teams make timed runs down narrow, twisting, banked purpose-built iced tracks in a gravity-powered, steerable sled. ... Snowboarder droping a cornice. ... The 2006 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XX Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in Turin, Italy from February 10, 2006, through February 26, 2006. ... Torino 2006 is a video game about the 2006 Winter Olympics from Turin, Italy. ... A luge is small one- or two-person sled on which one sleds supine and feet-first. ... Historic bobteam from Davos around 1910 Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2006-02-04, and may not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... Several biathletes in the shooting area of a competition Biathlon (not to be confused with duathlon) is a term used to describe any sporting event made up of two disciplines. ... Speed skating, or long track speedskating, long track speed skating, is an Olympic sport where competitors are timed while crossing a set distance. ... Ski jumping is a sport in which skiers go down an inrun with a take-off ramp (the jump), attempting to go as far as possible. ... Alpine skier carving a turn on piste Alpine skiing (or downhill skiing) is a recreational activity and sport involving sliding down snow-covered hills with long, thin skis attached to each foot. ... Tartu Marathon 2006 cross-country ski race in Estonia. ... The Nordic combined is a winter sport in which athletes compete in both cross-country skiing and ski jumping. ... Screenshot from Winter Games (C64): the Hot Dog event. ...

Miscellaneous Events The 92 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXV Olympiad, were held in 1992 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. ... Olympic Gold is the official video game of the XXV Olympic Summer Games, hosted by Barcelona, Spain in 1992. ... Sprints are short running races in athletics. ... A hammer thrower competing in a Highland games event in Dornoch, Scotland The modern or Olympic hammer throw is an athletic throwing event where the object is to throw a heavy metal ball attached to a wire and handle. ... Archery is the practice of using a bow to shoot arrows. ... Hurdling In track and field athletics there are sprint hurdle races and long hurdle races. ... Pole vaulting is an athletic event where a person uses a long, flexible pole (usually made either of fiberglass or carbon fiber) as an aid to leap over a bar. ... Freestyle is one of the official swimming competitions according to the rules of FINA. However, it is technically not a style, as there are very few regulations about the way freestyle has to be swum. ... For other uses, see Dive. ... The 1996 Summer h Olympics, formally known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and informally known as the Centennial Olympics, were held in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. ... Olympic Summer Games was the 16-bit edition of the official video game of the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games (the 32-bit and PC being Olympic Games: Atlanta 1996). ... Sprints are races where the runner tries to go as fast as humanly possible. ... The 110m Hurdles are an Olympic track and field athletics discipline run by men. ... Pole vaulting is an athletic event where a person uses a long, flexible pole (usually made either of fiberglass or carbon fiber) as an aid to leap over a bar. ... This article is about the athletic event. ... Long jumper at the GE Money Grand Prix in Helsinki, July 2005. ... This article is about the athletics event. ... An athlete throwing the javelin. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Archery is the practice of using a bow to shoot arrows. ... Skeet shooting is one of the two major types of competitive shotgun shooting at clay targets (the other is Trap shooting). ... The 2000 Summer Olympics or the Millennium Games/Games of the New Millennium, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad, were the Summer Olympic Games celebrated in 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... Sydney 2000 is the official video game of the XXVII Olympic Summer Games, hosted by Sydney, Australia in 2000. ... Sprints are races where the runner tries to go as fast as humanly possible. ... The 110m Hurdles are an Olympic track and field athletics discipline run by men. ... An athlete throwing the javelin. ... A hammer thrower competing in a Highland games event in Dornoch, Scotland The modern or Olympic hammer throw is an athletic throwing event where the object is to throw a heavy metal ball attached to a wire and handle. ... This article is about the athletics event. ... This article is about the athletic event. ... Skeet shooting is one of the two major types of competitive shotgun shooting at clay targets (the other is Trap shooting). ... Weightlifting is a sport where competitors attempt to lift heavy weights mounted on steel bars. ... Swimmer redirects here. ... For other uses, see Dive. ... Track cycling is a bicycle racing sport usually held on specially-built banked tracks or velodromes (but many events are held at older velodromes where the track banking is relatively shallow) using track bicycles. ... Whitewater Slalom is a competitive sport where the aim is to navigate a decked canoe or kayak through a course of gates on river rapids in the fastest time possible. ... The ceremony for the lighting of the flame is arranged as a pagan pageant, with priestesses dancing. ... Athens 2004 is the official video game of the 2004 Summer Olympics, featuring various track and field events, as well as others. ... This article is about the 100-metre race. ... A 200 metre race is a sprint running event. ... 400 m is a common track running event. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The 1,500 metres is a premier middle distance track event. ... Womens 100 m hurdles at the Atlanta Olympic Games The 100 m hurdles are an Olympic track and field athletics discipline run by women. ... The 110m Hurdles are an Olympic track and field athletics discipline run by men. ... Long jumper at the GE Money Grand Prix in Helsinki, July 2005. ... This article is about the athletics event. ... This article is about the athletic event. ... Pole vaulting is an athletic event where a person uses a long, flexible pole (usually made either of fiberglass or carbon fiber) as an aid to leap over a bar. ... Discus redirects here. ... An athlete throwing the javelin. ... Shot put The shot put is an athletics (track and field) event involving putting (throwing in a pushing motion) a heavy metal ball (called the shot) as far as possible. ... Breaststroke Breaststroke is a swimming style swum on the breast. ... Freestyle is one of the official swimming competitions according to the rules of FINA. However, it is technically not a style, as there are very few regulations about the way freestyle has to be swum. ... Backstroke swimming (amateur competition, non-optimal style) Backstroke also sometimes called back crawl is one of the three swimming styles regulated by FINA, and the only regulated style swum on the back. ... The butterfly, (fly for short) is a swimming stroke swum on the breast, with both arms moving simultaneously. ... A Canadian gymnast trains on a floor. ... The rings or still rings is an artistic gymnastics apparatus. ... The vault, formerly known as vaulting horse, is an artistic gymnastics apparatus. ... Show jumping is a form of competition in which horses are jumped over a course of fences, low walls, and other obstacles (e. ... The clean and jerk is one of two weightlifting events. ... Skeet shooting is one of the two major types of competitive shotgun shooting at clay targets (the other is Trap shooting). ... The 2008 Summer Olympics (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ), officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, will be celebrated from August 8, 2008, to August 24, 2008, with the opening ceremony commencing at 08:08:08 pm CST (12:08:08 UTC) at the Beijing National Stadium in... Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games , lit. ... World Class Track Meet is a Nintendo video game released in 1988 for use with the PowerPad feature of the Nintendo Entertainment System. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A superb 3D update of Konamis Track & Field series, in which up to four players compete in eleven different Olympic events. ... Summer Games on the Commodore 64 Summer Games is a sports video game developed by Epyx and released by U.S. Gold based on sports featured in the Summer Olympic Games. ...

California Games (Halfpipe, Footbag, Surfing, Roller Skating, BMX, Flying Disc)
California Games 2 (Hang gliding, Jet ski, Snowboarding, Bodysurfing, Skateboarding)
Coleco Telstar Marksman (Skeet, Target, Tennis, Hockey, Handball, Jai alai)
Crash 'n the Boys: Street Challenge (400 metres hurdles, Hammer throw, Swimming, Roof Top Jumping, Fighting Scene)

California Games is a 1987 Epyx sports video game for many home computers and video game consoles. ... California Games 2 is a sports game released by DTMC for the Super NES in 1993. ... The Coleco Telstar Marksman The Telstar Marksman is a first-generation video game console that featured a light gun. ...

Target Sports

Billiards/Pool/SnookerVirtual Pool, Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker, Pool Challenge Virtual Pool can refer to more than one game: Virtual Pool 3 Virtual Pool 64 Category: ... Jimmy Whites Whirlwind Snooker was a computer game by veteran programmer Archer MacLean, released by Virgin Games in 1991 for the Commodore Amiga, Atari ST and PC (later for the Sega Mega Drive). ...


BowlingKing Pin, 10th Frame Bowling, PBA Bowling, Brunswick Circuit Pro Bowling, Bowling Evolution, Wii Sports Brunswick Circuit Pro Bowling is a ten pin bowling game for the Nintendo 64, PC and PlayStation released in 1999 or 1994 depending on version (The PC and Playstation version were released in 1998) // [edit] Gameplay These are the following game modes: Exhibition Skins Tournament Career Practice Cosmic The game... Wii Sports is a video game produced by Nintendo for the Wii. ...


DartsWorld Darts, Bully's Sporting Darts


FishingSega Bass Fishing, Gone Fishin', BassTour, BassDuel, Reel Fish'n,Trophy Bass Sega Bass Fishing Sega Bass Fishing is a Dreamcast game that originated from the Arcade. ...


GolfNintendo Golf, World Tour Golf, Links 386 Golf, Tiger Woods PGA Tour, Golden Tee, Outlaw Golf, Hot Shots Golf, Shot-Online Golf is a game made for the NES. This was the first golfing game to feature Mario. ... World Tour Golf is an 1986 computer game created by Evan Robinson and Nicky Robinson and published by Electronic Arts for the Commodore 64, Amiga and PC home computers. ... // Tiger Woods PGA Tour is a series of video games developed and published by Electronic Arts featuring professional golfer Tiger Woods. ... Golden Tee Golf is a golf arcade game series by Incredible Technologies[1]. Since its inception in 1989, the trackball-controlled arcade game has become a standard integrated part of barroom popular culture, right alongside the pool tables, dartboards and jukeboxes. ... Both Outlaw Golf and Outlaw Golf 2 are golf video games developed by Hypnotix. ... Hot Shots Golf, known as Everybodys Golf outside North America is a series of golf games published by Sony for the PlayStation, PlayStation 2 (PS2), PlayStation Portable (PSP) and PlayStation 3 consoles. ... Shot-Online is an online golf game. ...


HuntingDuck Hunt, Ultimate Duck Hunting, Big Buck Hunter, Safari Hunt, Deer Hunter This is about the video game. ... Ultimate Duck Hunting is a duck hunting game developed by Mid Carolina Media for the PC. The goal of the game is to shoot ducks and then collect them with hunting dogs, a concept similar to that of the classic NES game, Duck Hunt. ... Big Buck Hunter is a Hunting Arcade Game developed by Mechanix Inc. ... Safari Hunt is an video game developed and manufactured by Sega for the Master System in 1986. ... This article is about Deer Hunter, the video game. ...


PaintballUltimate Paintball, Greg Hastings Tournament Paintball MAX'D Greg Hastings Tournament Paintball MAXD (GHTP)(2005) is an E-10+ rated, action sport, first person shooter developed by The Whole Experience, under joint venture with Paintball Players Productions, LLC, and published by Activision on Xbox, Nintendo DS, and Nintendo Game Boy Advance. ...


Skeet/Trap ShootingTrap Shooting, Duck Hunt, Clay Pigeon Trap shooting in Ohio, c. ... This is about the video game. ...


Balance Sports

SkateboardingTony Hawk's Pro Skater, Skate, Skate or Die! Tony Hawks Pro Skater (THPS), released as Tony Hawks Skateboarding in Europe, is a skateboarding video game, and the first in the Tony Hawks series. ... Skate. ... Skate or Die! is a skateboarding game released by Electronic Arts in 1987 for the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari ST, MS-DOS, Apple IIgs and Amstrad CPC. It was ported to the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) by Konami, and published by Ultra Games. ...


Skiing/SnowboardingSSX, Amped, Ski or Die, Massive Snowboarding This article is about the first installment in the series of video games. ... Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding is an Xbox exclusive snowboarding video game. ... Ski or Die is a 1990 winter sports game by Electronic Arts for the Amiga, NES, MS-DOS and Commodore 64. ...


SurfingKelly Slater's Pro Surfer, Surf Ninjas Kelly Slaters Pro Surfer is a video game in the Activision O2 brand. ...


WakeboardingWakeboarding Unleashed featuring Shaun Murray


Miscellaneous sports

PokerPokerstars.net, World Series of Poker Screenshot of the Pokerstars GUI at a real-money table game. ... World Series of Poker is a video game based on the popular gambling tournament World Series of Poker. ...


References

  1. ^ Robinson, Jon and Doug Perry (December 13, 2004). Only Game in Town. ign.com. Retrieved on 2006-01-16.
  2. ^ Surette, Tim (January 10, 2005). EA scores exclusive AFL deal. gamespot.com. Retrieved on 2006-01-16.
  3. ^ Feldman, Curt (January 10, 2005). Electronic Arts, ESPN ink exclusive 15-year deal. gamespot.com. Retrieved on 2006-01-16.
  4. ^ Thorson, Tor (January 24, 2005). Take-Two inks agreement with MLB Players Association. gamespot.com. Retrieved on 2006-01-16.
  5. ^ Surette, Tim (March 22, 2005). NBA evades exclusivity. gamespot.com. Retrieved on 2006-01-16.
  6. ^ Surette, Tim (April 11, 2005). EA scores NCAA Football rights. gamespot.com. Retrieved on 2006-01-16.

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External links

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MobyGames is a website devoted to cataloging computer and video games, both past and present. ... “HotU” redirects here. ... Ars Technica is a technology-related website catering to PC enthusiasts. ... GameSpot is a video gaming website that provides news, reviews, previews, downloads, and other information. ... Further information: Game classification Video games are categorized into genres based on their gameplay interaction. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Action-adventure games (British English: arcade adventure) are video games that combine elements of the adventure game genre with various action game elements. ... Solid Snake hides behind a tank in Metal Gear Solid, a popular stealth video game. ... Survival horror is a video game genre in which the player has to survive against often undead or otherwise supernatural enemies, typically in claustrophobic environments and from a third-person perspective. ... Beat Em Up is the Iggy Pop album on which the band were first labeled as The Trolls: Iggy Pop, Whitey Kirst, Pete Marshall, Alex Kirst, Lloyd Mooseman Roberts. ... HACK/slash is the name of a graphic novel from Devils Due Publishing. ... Screenshot of The King of Fighters XI (2005, SNK Playmore). ... Maze game was a computer game genre description used by computer journalists during the 1980s to describe any game in which the entire playing field was a maze. ... A simple platform sequence from the game Wonder Boy Platform game, or platformer, is a video game genre characterized by jumping to and from suspended platforms or over obstacles. ... Shooter games cover a fairly broad spectrum of sub-genres that have the commonality of controlling a character who is usually armed with a firearm that can be freely aimed. ... This article is about video games. ... Massively multiplayer online first-person shooter (MMOFPS) is a category of computer games that combines first-person shooter gameplay with a large number of simultaneous players over the Internet. ... For the Michael Davis film, see Shoot Em Up (film). ... Tactical shooters include games of the first-person shooter (FPS) and third-person shooter genre of video games that generally simulate non-fictional, squad-based or man-to-man combat. ... Third-person shooter (TPS or 3PS) is a genre of 3D computer and video games in which the player character is seen at a distance from a number of different possible perspective angles, as opposed to the first-person model in which the player views everything in the game world... This article is about the computer and video game genre. ... Dating simulations (dating sims) are a video game subgenre of simulation games, usually Japanese, with romantic elements. ... Adventure is a genre of video game typified by exploration, puzzle-solving, interaction with game characters, and a focus on narrative rather than reflex-based challenges. ... Escape the room is a genre of online video games (similar to an adventure or puzzle game), usually made in Adobe Flash. ... Zork I is one of the first interactive fiction games, as well as being one of the first commercially sold. ... It has been suggested that FMV game be merged into this article or section. ... A visual novel is an interactive fiction game featuring mostly static graphics, usually with anime-style art. ... Computer role-playing games (CRPGs), often shortened to simply role-playing games (RPGs), are a type of video or computer game that traditionally use gameplay elements found in paper-and-pencil role-playing games. ... An Action-RPG, or action role-playing game is a type of computer and console role-playing game which requires quick action or reflexes from the player. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Players interacting in Ultima Online, a classic MMORPG. Massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) is a genre of online computer role-playing games (CRPGs) in which a large number of players interact with one another in a virtual world. ... A roguelike is a computer game that borrows some of the elements of the 1980s computer game Rogue. ... A tactical role-playing game (usually simply called tactical RPG, sometimes referred to as strategy role-playing game or SRPG) is a type of computer role-playing game (CRPG) in which the focus of the gameplay is on making tactical decisions in battles. ... A screenshot from The Sims: Deluxe Edition. ... Construction and management simulation games (or CMSs)[1] are a type of simulation game which task players to build, expand or manage fictional communities or projects with limited resources. ... The SimCity series, a well known example of the city-building game type. ... This article is about the computer game genre. ... Life simulator games, or life simulators, are simulation games in which the player lives or controls an (or several) artificial lives. ... A digital pet, also known as a virtual pet, is a type of artificial human companion. ... For other uses, see 4X (disambiguation). ... Artillery is the generic name for either early two or three-player (usually turn-based) computer games involving tanks fighting each other in combat or similar derivative games. ... A real-time strategy (RTS) video game is a strategic game that is distinctly not turn-based. ... Massively multiplayer online real-time strategy (MMORTS) is a genre of online computer game that combines real-time strategy (RTS) with a large number of simultaneous players over the Internet. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A destroyer patrols local space around its attached carrier in Nexus: The Jupiter Incident. ... A turn-based strategy (TBS) game is a game where the game flow is partitioned into well-defined and visible parts, called turns or rounds. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and make it easier to understand, this article or section may require cleanup. ... For flight simulator software from Microsoft, see Microsoft Flight Simulator. ... Combat flight simulators are video games similar to flight simulator software used to simulate military aircraft and their operations. ... Many board games can be said to be racing games, such as Snakes and Ladders, Cribbage, or Formula Dé. (see race game) There are also toys made for racing, like slot cars and radio controlled cars. ... Space combat simulators[1][2][3][4][5], or space combat games[6][7][8][9][10], are a genre of space simulators which feature spaceship combat. ... A submarine simulator, or subsim for short, is a computer game in which the player commands a submarine. ... Screenshot of BVE 4. ... Vehicular combat (also known as car combat) games are typically video or computer games where the primary focus of play concerns automobiles or other motor vehicles, normally armed with guns or other weaponry, attempting to destroy vehicles controlled by the CPU or by opposing players. ... Adult video games are video games which have significant sexual content (like adult movies), and are therefore intended for an adult audience. ... An eroge , erotic game) is a Japanese video or computer game that features erotic content, usually in the form of anime-style artwork. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Christian video games refer to Christian-themed computer and video games. ... Educational games are games; board and card games, including video games that are designed to teach people, typically children, about a certain subject, expand concepts, reinforce development, understand an historical event or culture, or assit them in learning a skill as they play. ... Exergaming (formed from exercise and gaming) is a term used for video games that also provide exercise. ... Open source music video game StepMania A music video game, also commonly known as a music game or rhythm game, is a video game where the gameplay is oriented almost entirely around the players ability to follow a musical beat and stay with the rhythm of the games... Non-Games define a class of software products which lie on the border between video games, toys und applications. ... For the 1970s Canadian TV game show, see Party Game (game show). ... A programming game is a computer game, where the player has no direct influence on the course of the game. ... A serious game is a software application developed with game technology and game design principles for a primary purpose other than pure entertainment. ... There are two types of traditional games: In games, a traditional game (historic) In computer and video games, a traditional game (computer) is a computer program adaption of a non-computer game (such as a board game or card game). ... An audio game is a game played on an electronic device. ... The term casual game is used to refer to a category of electronic or computer games targeted at a mass audience — typically with very simple rules or play techniques, a very low degree of strategy, making them easy to learn and play as a pastime. ... In Fantastic Dizzy, the player has to complete a sliding puzzle to get an extra life. ... Online games refer to games that are played over some form of computer network. ... MMO redirects here. ...

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