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Surf Champ news article

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 3:00 pm
by Bandit
Surf Champ: The surfing simulator 35 years ahead of its time that sank without a trace

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/52682338

Re: Surf Champ news article

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 3:19 pm
by Alessandro
Very interesting read! It seems that as a simulation it was really accurate for the time, not just a novelty.

Re: Surf Champ news article

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 4:24 pm
by Juan F. Ramirez
Interesting read.

I knew this game that came with a board, a weird device to control the game. Curious.

I suppose it's a good opportunity on Ebay.

Re: Surf Champ news article

Posted: Sun May 24, 2020 10:12 am
by Vampyre
Interesting read - was, and remains, quite a unique game.

I've done absolutely zero research on this but the only other surfing game I can think of was one of the events in Epyx's California Games.

Re: Surf Champ news article

Posted: Sun May 24, 2020 12:40 pm
by TMD2003
Juan F. Ramirez wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 4:24 pm
I suppose it's a good opportunity on Ebay.
Don't shout it too loud, or Geek's Gallery will get ideas!

I've got a +3 disc version of Codemasters' "4 Soccer Simulators" - all of which are varying degrees of pony - and he's trying to sell that for a hundred quid. "North and South" on +3 disc is three hundred!

Is there anyone out there who has ever looked at auctions like that, thought "that sounds like a fair deal!" and paid the asking price?