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Snow Wave: Avalanche (Windows)

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Snow Wave: Avalanche (also known as Snowboard Racer in other countries), is a 3D arcade snowboarding game with a rather cartoonish touch regarding looks.

There are 3 different competitions that all require the main ingredients of snowboarding: high downhill speed and acrobatic jump skills. The competition in which dominate speed and flexibility of the board control is represented by boarder-cross. The spectacle of jumping and acrobatics is indispensable in the competitions big jump and big jump races. The first of them takes place in a “multitrack” stadium where you have to try to get the highest possible score by showing your best acrobatics. The jumping races are a mixture between downhill race and acrobatics and you will have to demonstrate complete skills.

You will have to confront with 3 kinds of opponents. The first of them is your own ghost, a surfer that imitates your own movements, so that you’ll have to overcome yourself. Moreover, you can choose a direct confrontation with other surfers. Each of them will show you his own specific characteristics. Finally, you can select the race against time... but be careful: One sudden halt can make you run out of time without reaching the next checkpoint.

You can choose among 2 surfers each with 3 different clothes: two boys and two girls, all very skillful thanks to the 14 different types of acrobatics (everybody has their own characteristic movements) and to the 5 different kinds of turns in the air. They will be able to race in 3 tracks altogether. 1 track of boarder-cross with its slalom poles and its fast and wavy routes, canyons, tunnels, snow-covered meadow lands... Plus 1 jump track, with more than 15 ramps. Finally, there is the “multitrack” stadium with 3 ramps, each one of a different height.


Snow Wave: Avalanche Windows Opponent mode selection...
Snow Wave: Avalanche Windows Another turn...
Snow Wave: Avalanche Windows Accelerating during Big Jump Races...
Snow Wave: Avalanche Windows Starting the Xtreme Tour...

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Alternate Titles

  • "Tignes Snow Wave" -- French title
  • "Tech Deck: Snowboarding" -- US re-release title
  • "Snowboard Racer" -- Midas Interactive title

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Critic Reviews

OK PC Gamer Aug, 1998 80 out of 100 80
PC Zone Aug 13, 2001 7.4 out of 10 74
Score Apr, 1999 7 out of 10 70
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Jan 26, 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Joker Feb, 1999 55 out of 100 55
PC Games (Germany) Feb, 1999 50 out of 100 50
GameStar (Germany) Feb, 1999 48 out of 100 48
PC Player (Germany) Mar, 1999 45 out of 100 45


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Kohler 86 (7960) added Snow Wave: Avalanche (Windows) on May 30, 2008