20 Games Like Ski Racing 2006 - Featuring Hermann Maier()
In Skiing, your goal is to ski to the bottom of the mountain in the shortest time possible. The mountain is treacherous with plenty of trees and moguls in the way! There are two different modes of gameplay. In slalom mode, there are a series of gates you need to ski through; missing any will result in a penalty to your time. In downhill mode you just need to ski to the bottom as fast as possible. Each mode includes five different skill levels which affect the length of the course (and the number of gates in slalom mode.)
Winter Heat is the home conversion of the DecAthlete (also known as Athlete Kings) sequel, replacing decathlon by Winter sports. Competition (in Arcade, Saturn or Practice modes) includes 11 events featuring eight athletes of different nationalities - Li Huang, Karl Vain, Joe Kudou, Ellen Reggiani, Aleksei Rigel and Rick Blade are joined by B.B. (replacing Jef Jansens, who appears as a secret athlete) and Johann Stensen (instead of Femi Kadiena).
The game is a typical Winter-sports game, in the line of those released by Epyx but with a more arcade feel. The events include:
Speed Skiing: A simple dashing event where the goal is to descend the hill as fast as possible (in speeds over 200 km/h). Action is reduced to mash the button to gain speed.
Ski Jumping: Composed by four parts: The run up (mash the button to gain speed), the jump (selecting the angle), the flight (mash the button to gain extra length) and the landing (pressing the action button too early will lose valuable meters, too late will cost the jump).
Downhill: A simplified version of the real downhill event. It's impossible to miss the gates, and the challenge is to get a strong start-up, keep a straight path not losing speed hitting the fences and hitting the action button to jump hills perfectly.
Short Track Speed Skating: A straightforward event where the directional pad controls the direction of the athlete along the speed button to control the pace. As the event runs for over 40 seconds, it's possible to hold second position, making the opponent cut air resistance which allows the player to reach fastest speeds with less button presses.
Skeleton: The first event in the ice tunnels, it requires a fast run-up followed by a strong entrance in the tunnels. By pressing the action button it's possible to slow down the sled and make more controlled turns, or the athlete can fall from it, which not only loses time but also requires a small run-up.
Slalom: Just like the Downhill, it's impossible to miss a gate in the Slalom. After an initial sprint the player has to press the action button to approach each flag in the best way possible. Hitting the button too early or too late will make the athlete hit the flag, losing valuable time.
Aerial: An event similar to the Ski Jump. Instead of offering a "click-along" version, the player starts by setting the difficulty of the jump, and then three parts follow: in the run-up, the player sets the speed by mashing the speed button, followed by the jump which sets the strength (by pressing the action button) and when the athlete leaves the launch ramp, the player must mash the speed button once again to complete the jump. To complete a jump, the player must fill each section of the jump bar by making enough button presses
Bobsleigh: In all similar to the Skeleton, except there's no option to slow down.
Speed Skating: Another simple button-mashing event but with a twist: speed must be controlled on the turns, or the athlete will slip out losing a few seconds in the process. The speed can be controlled by a color graph above the power bar.
Snowboard: A mix between the Slalom and Downhill. There are several gates to be passed, plus two jumps. Unlike the other two events, it's possible to miss a gate, which carries a one second penalty for each missed.
The stamina-influenced event. There's a long track with some hills that can be taken for advantage, as during downhill slopes it's possible to gain a lot of speed without losing stamina.
Send yourself speeding down a hill to claim first place in TRICK BOARDER. Choose from eight snowboarders, each with different attributes. Learn how to navigate all nine tracks and set speed records in the Time Trial mode. When you want to compete, try to claim the championship in the Grand Prix mode, where you earn points by finishing well on all nine tracks. If you have friends that are into snowboarding, you can challenge them to a race via the link cable. No matter what mode you play, you must keep an eye out for obstacles, or you will lose precious speed and time. Luckily, you can pick up icons that will give you turbo boosts, and you can perform tricks or go through slalom gates that will award additional speed boosts as well. Work your way through the ranks to become a snowboarding champion in TRICK BOARDER.
Sports Illustrated for Kids: The Ultimate Triple Dare is a Sports game, developed by Halestorm and published by Malibu, which was released in 1994.
Solipskier is an iOS and Android game developed by Mikengreg (developers of Gasketball) that involves drawing a slope for a stick figure skier and attempting to fling that be-scarfed and be-headphoned skier through gates and tunnels while avoiding obstacles like cliffs and electric fences.
The most authentic snowboarding game returns! Winter X Games Snowboarding 2002 features more arcade fun and snowboarding action. Win a gold medal in on of four authentic Winter X Games events, or go anywhere in the free ride mode, where you can pull off big kickers and twisted rails to your heart's content.
With Bode Miller Alpine Skiing you can select a pre-existing skier or create your own. Either way, you take your skier and build them into a top Alpine athlete. Remember, though that behind every great athlete is a great manager and trainer, and this game makes no exception.
The snow is falling, the boards are waxed and the slopes are ready - can you become the number one Snow Rider! Take part in 3 exciting game modes, spread across 3 downhill slopes. Can you win the Championship in each mode? And earn yourself the coveted title of Resort Champion?
In U.S. Ski Team Skiing, players race down the hill, avoiding trees and jumping moguls in their path. The game features both slalom and downhill courses. 1 player may race against the clock, or 2 to 6 players can alternate turns and race to see who gets the fastest time, and each race has 3 heats.
Both downhill and slalom courses have 15 different slope grade settings to affect acceleration. 4 different settings for overall game speed are also available.
Hit the slopes with Capcom's snow boarding experience Freestyle Boardin' '99. Featuring six boarders and ten different courses, Freestyle Boardin' '99 will test your skills in four modes of play -- Championship, Timed Competition, Freestyle, and Versus. Visit backcountry downhill slopes and then hit the half pipe or straight jump competition, all the while keeping your eyes on that coveted gold medal.