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Downhill Challenge

MobyRank MobyScore
Thomson MO
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Thomson TO
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Apple IIgs
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4.0
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Description

This skiing game is viewed from behind the player in 3D. There are four different events available – Slalom, Giant Slalom, Downhill and Ski Jump. These can be practiced in Training mode, or taken on in a sequence of 2 of each in Competition mode. You must pass through the pairs of gates and hit the single ones, remain on the course, and avoid trees and spectators. Offences such as these will cause you to accrue penalty points, which will detract from your score. Up to 5 players can attempt these, with their results compared at the end.

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Downhill Challenge Atari ST Crashed
Downhill Challenge DOS Still flying, but the track is visible...
Downhill Challenge DOS Style of Jump...
Downhill Challenge DOS Starting Downhill...

Alternate Titles

  • "Superski Challenge" -- UK Re-release Title
  • "Super Ski" -- European Title
  • "Eddie Edwards Super Ski" -- UK Title

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The Press Says

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Jul, 1988 820 out of 1000 82
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amstrad CPC Jul, 1988 784 out of 1000 78
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Jun, 1988 77 out of 100 77
ST Action Atari ST Aug, 1988 73 out of 100 73
The Games Machine (UK) DOS Jun, 1988 70 out of 100 70

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Trivia

Eddie Edwards

The UK license was with Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards (real name Michael Edwards), who was a British Olympic ski-jump competitor, whose fame arose from the Calgary Winter Olympics of 1988. He finished last in both the events he entered, and was the reason for a qualifying limit being added for the event immediately afterwards. He was not built for ski-jumping, and was entirely self-funded, and as such his self-effacing personality briefly made him a celebrity.
Contributed to by Rola (7205) and Martin Smith (63130)