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The Games: Winter Challenge (Genesis)

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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 Genesis Explanations
The Games: Winter Challenge Genesis Choosing opponents
The Games: Winter Challenge Genesis Instant replay
The Games: Winter Challenge Genesis Title screen

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The Games: Winter Challenge Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "Winter Challenge" -- Genesis title

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Critic Reviews

Mean Machines Feb, 1992 85 out of 100 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Mar, 1992 10 out of 12 83
Play Time Mar, 1992 77 out of 100 77
Video Games Feb, 1992 76 out of 100 76
Power Play Mar, 1992 76 out of 100 76
Mega Fun Jan, 1994 57 out of 100 57
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jun, 1992 16 out of 40 40 Sep 29, 2008 3 out of 10 30


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Terok Nor (27280) added The Games: Winter Challenge (Genesis) on Oct 16, 2004
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