FREE E-mail
address!! Sign up here!!

Get a FREE iPad or MacBook Air!!!!!!!

Nagano Winter Olympics '98

Get the game at!

Reviewed by Stephen Konami transform its popular Track and field series into a winter wonderland of snow-filled fun and cool multiplayer action with Nagano Winter Olympics '98. The game's not without its flaws , but if you rather play the Olympics than watch them on TV, then Nagano should satisfy all you want to be athletes suffering from commercial-induced gold fever.

Graphics 4.0 out of 5.0

Nagano's graphics race by faster speeds than the Playstation version's while the games realistic moving characters fly to glory in ski jumping and crash into place in the bobsled. some noticeable breakable and draw-in problems exist, but they're not as bad as the Playstation.

Music and Sound 3.5 out of 5.0

The audio is a mixed bag of slush and hush. Skiers slice down slopes to the realistic sounds of wind and crushed snow, but the sparse announcer and mediocre music fail to capture the Olympic spirit.

Game Challenge 4.0 out of 5.0

Nagano storms the N64 with Olympics and Championship modes and 12 challenging events from downhill skiing to curling. The game tracks all the medals you've won, your best times and performances, and even how you rank against your friend in each event.

Game Play-Fun 3.0 out of 5.0

While those features are cool, it's what's missing from the Nagano's fun. Both a practice mode and a variable skill setting were carelessly left out. So if you stink at certain events, you not only can't practice them, but you can't even make your computer opponents any easier to beat. And if you're too good at Nagano, your only competition comes from the fun multiplayer games.

Controlling 4.0 out of 5.0

Controlling your athlete in certain events like speed skating and the giant slalom takes more skills than the constant button bashing of Track and Field, some events like the snowboard half pipe are just too passive. All you do is strike a series of button combos, then watch as your snowboarder a tick. Boo.

Overall 6 out of 10

If you're trying to choose between the Playstation and N64 versions, Nagano for the N64 is definitely the better buy. It's a fun multiplayer game that will have you and your friends laughing about who choked and who won the gold long after the '98 Olympics are over.

Want this game? Find it on!!

Tips and codes - Game Endings - Java Games - Reviews - Fun Stuff