The Games: Winter Challenge (DOS)

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An Olympiad game simulating common winter game competitions - the Downhill, Giant Slalom, Luge, 2-men Bobsled, Ski Jump, Cross Country, Biathlon and Speed Skating.

The game features a basic 3D engine which allows to simulate slopes with ease, which enhances the gameplay of some events such as the Downhill. Gameplay, as expected from a Winter sports game, relies on finding the faster trajectories in most events (Downhill, Giant Slalom, Luge and Bobsled), pacing the run correctly (Cross Country and Biathlon), skill and timing (Ski Jump), with button mashing reserved for just one (speed skating). The player (up to ten) can select his (or her) competitor face and nationality from one of 16 possible choices, and by selecting different difficulty settings, different computer controlled athletes take part in the competition along the player.


The Games: Winter Challenge DOS Ski Jump
The Games: Winter Challenge DOS Biathlon - Walking
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The Games: Winter Challenge DOS Giant Slalom

Alternate Titles

  • "Winter Challenge" -- Genesis title

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User Reviews

Lots of fun. Neville (2054) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Dec, 1991 10 out of 12 83
Top Secret Jan, 1993 4 out of 5 80
Power Play Jan, 1992 78 out of 100 78
PC Joker Dec, 1991 72 out of 100 72
The DOS Spirit Dec 04, 2009 4 out of 6 67


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Luiz Pacheco (1257) added The Games: Winter Challenge (DOS) on Aug 02, 2000
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