Daley Thompson's Decathlon is back!

23 October 2012

daley-thompson-decathlonThe more you played with it, the harder it got and frantically bashing between your thighs to get maximum speed and technique, or waggling the shaft from side-to-side made any unsuspecting witnesses think you were furiously masturbating over a terrible pixelated reproduction of an athlete, rather than playing the supremely wonderful Daley Thompson's Decathlon on your computer.

And the game is back!

The Scottish software firm, Black Company Studios, have revived the cult favourite for smartphones and tablets, which is obviously wonderful news.

The original game was available on  Amstrad, Commodore and Sinclair Spectrum computers, but will now be available on Android and Apple devices.

Chris Chapman, Black Company Studios director, said: "We'd all played the original game and had very fond memories of it. Our job was to take the original classic design and update it for modern platforms; to make it look and sound good without losing that 80s eight-bit era feel, and to find a way to translate the manic, keyboard-breaking button pressing into something that worked on touchscreen devices."

In the meantime, you can buy the game now for £1.49 on iOS and buy it for £1.49 on Android. An update of Saboteur or Jet Set Willy would be nice too, if anyone's listening.

TOPICS:   Mobile   Games   Technology


  • Martin
    Do you know what would make this sell rapidly - if it was released at the same time as the Olympics were on. Even better if the Olympics were in the country where the game is from. 4 months after probably isn't quite as good from a tie in perspective
  • terry
    Yes please I would love to pay someone some money for the chance of ruining my phone's screen.
  • Ross
    Hasn't exactly got the best reviews on the App Store...
  • JB
    Saboteur and Jet Set Willy are both already available on iOS as part of the Elite ZX Spectrum Collection.
  • JImmy C.
    Remake of IK+ please . . . . . .
  • Dazzadooby
    If you're using Android, download a Gameboy Advance emulator. There are a couple of really good IK+ roms you can download for it.

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