More retro gaming button mashing and joystick waggling madness with Daley Thompson's Decathlon
The player takes part in the ten events of the modern decathlon:
• Day 1: 100 metres, long jump, shot put, high jump, and 400 metres
• Day 2: 110 hurdles, pole vault, discus, javelin, and 1500 metres
The player starts the game with three lives; failure to reach the minimum standard in an event results in the loss of one life. Success in the 1500 meters event results in the game returning to Day 1 to repeat the events with more difficult qualification criteria.
Depending on the computer, running is simulated by hitting two keys (representing the left and right leg) alternately and as quickly as possible or by moving the joystick from side to side as quickly as possible. The game rapidly gained a reputation among players as a "joystick killer" because of the constant vigorous waggling of the joystick required during many of the even