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Absolute Summer Sports 2012
Button smashing
by Harry Slater 7/8/2012
Product: Absolute Summer Sports 2012
Publisher: GlobalFun
Format: Mobile
Genre: Arcade, Sports
Players: 1
File size: 455KB
Reviewed on: K800i
Version: Europe
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Finding clever ways to deal with the limitations of the hardware you're developing for is one of the most difficult parts of building a mobile game - especially when all you've got to work with are a few buttons and a processor that's less powerful than the one in your toaster.

Conquering those limitations is what makes Absolute Summer Sports 2012 a bit of a gem. It manages to translate a slew of sports into entertaining, eminently playable mini-games that'll keep you entertained for a good few hours.

Going for gold

Each sport has its own control system. The simplest, the 100m sprint is all about the time-honoured button-mash, hammering on '5' to make your cartoon athlete sprint out ahead of the pack. The most complex, the gymnastics, is a lightning-fast rhythm-action game. ...
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Fast-paced and pretty addictive, Absolute Summer Sports 2012 fits itself so snugly onto your phone it's hard not to fall in love
Audio/visual: 7
Gameplay: 8
Value: 7
Innovation: 8
Overall: 8
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