Val d'Isère Skiing and Snowboarding (Jaguar)

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User Score
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User Reviews

Perhaps the best racing(?) game for the Jaguar... Bruce Clarke (72) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.3
Overall User Score (6 votes) 2.7

Critic Reviews

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GamePro (US)
Val d'Isere Skiing and Snowboarding excellently showcases the Jaguar's capabilities. If skiing games appeal to you, the strap on your skis (or board) and hit these slopes!
GameFan Magazine
I found VSS a joy to play. The action is super fast, there are ample play mechanics and a hearty challenge that makes the game last. Graphically, the art is right on, as are the movements of the characters in both events. The music is a tad Euro-Hokey, but the speed rush and smooth scaling will have your mind on other things, like the snow bunnies...they must be cold.
Dieses Spiel hat mich wirklich umgehauen. Eigentlich ein eher unbekannter und nicht beachteter Titel auf dem Jaguar, der vor allem durch seiner nahezu perfekten Sounduntermalung und zahlreichen Spieloptionen brilliert. Vor allem der Freeridemodus hat es mir angetan. Anfangs macht einem zwar die ziemlich hohe Geschwindigkeit zu schaffen, aber mit etwas Übung meistert man dieses auch nach etwas Spielzeit. Die hohe Geschwindigkeit ist aber mit ab und an auftretenden Übersichtsproblemen verbunden, die aber zum Glück selten auftreten und das einzige Manko des Spiels darstellen. Wer gern einen Adrenalinschub bei Spielen braucht und Fan vom Snowboarden ist sollte hier zugreifen! Ein absoluter Geheimtipp!
Video Games & Computer Entertainment
If you're like me, looking for something different (or just something, period) to add to your Jaguar game collection, Val d'Isere is worthy of your attention. If you do go out and buy it, you'll probably end up inviting friends over just to show it off and blow them away.
Mit "Val d'Isere" können jetzt alle Jaguar-Besitzer unabhängig von Wind und Wetter rasante Ski- und Snowboard-Aktion in der warmen Stube genießen. Der Spieler fährt wahlweise auf einem oder zwei Brettern über die Pisten von Frankreichs bekanntem Skigebiet. Für Abwechselung sorgen drei unterschiedliche Spielmodi.
Just Games Retro
This game and Super Burnout both show that scaling 2-D racers were one of the Jaguar hardware’s strengths. Val d’Isère screams on the console, but also dips and auto-steers a bit too much for its own good. The samey tracks and handful of reused assets don’t differentiate the tracks enough, and the pace means your best times are going to come from memorizing the tracks, not from responding to the changes you see coming. Good showcase for the Jag, but an average title in gameplay respects.
The Video Game Critic
Unfortunately, none of the game's modes let you race directly against an opponent, CPU or otherwise. I can't really pronounce Val d'lsere, but I won't hold that against it, because by Jaguar standards this is a respectable game.