The Activision Decathlon
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The Activision Decathlon is a sports game written by David Crane for the Atari 2600 and published by Activision in 1983. It was ported to the Atari 8-bit family, Atari 5200, Commodore 64, ColecoVision, and MSX. Up to four players compete in the ten different events of a real-life decathlon, either in sequence or individually.
|The Activision Decathlon|
|Platform(s)||Atari 2600, Atari 8-bit, Atari 5200, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, MSX|
|Mode(s)||Single-player, up to four players on the Atari 8-bit|
The events are:
- 100-Meter Dash
- Long Jump
- Shot Put
- High Jump
- 400-Meter Race
- 110-Meter Hurdles
- Discus Throw
- Pole Vault
- Javelin Throw
- 1500-Meter Race
Activision Decathlon Club patchesEdit
A player whose score met or exceeded the values below could send photo documentation to receive an Activision Decathlon Club patch in one of the colors of an Olympic medal:
- 8,600 points: Bronze
- 9,000 points: Silver
- 10,000 points: Gold
In 1985, the game appeared at number-two on the Atari 8-bit chart in the United Kingdom.
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- The Activision Decathlon for Atari 2600 at Atari Mania
- The Atari 2600 version of The Activision Decathlon can be played for free in the browser at the Internet Archive
- The Activision Decathlon video capture