The Games: Winter Challenge

aka: Winter Challenge
Moby ID: 2110
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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.

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Average score: 71% (based on 16 ratings)

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Average score: 3.6 out of 5 (based on 34 ratings with 1 reviews)

Lots of fun.

The Good
- The graphics. As with its sequel, "Summer Challenge", they mix motion capture with 3D, with excellent results. The colour palette is also fantastic for its time.

  • The different trials are lots of fun to play, alone or (preferred) with friends who can laugh at your failures and then test their abilities themselves.

    The Bad
    - The music and sound effects are very good, but during certain trials, such as downhill skying, you won't be hearing much.

  • Some trials, like the ski jump, are difficult to master because of the controls.

    The Bottom Line
    This game would be funny enough just because of the win / lose animations. Combined with the graphics and the trials themselves, it's the best winter sports game I've ever played.

DOS · by Neville (3554) · 2007

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Game added by Luiz Pacheco.

Browser added by Sciere. Antstream added by lights out party. Genesis added by Terok Nor.

Additional contributors: Sunbeam.

Game added August 11, 2000. Last modified January 21, 2024.