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Ride! (Windows)

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Description

Ride! is a simulation of the equestrian sport and offers three championships. The simulation aspiration is emphasized by the fact that the player doesn't control the horse directly but the equestrian.

During the show jumping championships the player needs to balance the speed, the moving directions, the jumping-off points and the balance of the horse. This is performed with a few keys on the keyboard. The dressage is similar to rhythm games: the player needs to press respectively hold the correct buttons which are floating onto the screen. The eventing championships has elements from show jumping and dressage and the player also needs to look after the horse's stamina.

All championships are influenced by the horse's character stats and personality, e.g. a shy and nervous horse tends to slow down before an obstacle. During the career mode the player can participate in training sessions and, if successful, improve the character stats. If the training fails this influences the horse's morale in a negative way. Besides the career the player can also ride in single tournaments. The game also features an extensive tutorial for every discipline which introduces every aspect in different exercises and needs to be beaten before starting a career or single tournament.

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Ride! Windows Jumping tutorial (demo version)
Ride! Windows Title screen (demo version)
Ride! Windows Main menu (demo version)
Ride! Windows Intro shot (demo version)

Alternate Titles

  • "Isabell Werth: Reitsport" -- German title

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The Press Says

GBase - The Gamer's Base May 17, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
Gameswelt May 18, 2007 74 out of 100 74
Onlinewelten.de May 07, 2007 69 out of 100 69
PC Powerplay May, 2007 68 out of 100 68
GameStar (Germany) May, 2007 64 out of 100 64

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Patrick Bregger (110611) added Ride! (Windows) on Jan 02, 2010