Tommy Moe's Winter Extreme: Skiing & Snowboarding
- Machine: SNES;
- Manufacturer: Electro Brain;
- Range: Extreme
Shred Some Amazing 16-Bit Snow
Pretty soon you'll be able to hit the slopes in what's easily the best-looking downhill competition ever. Super-slick Mode 7 graphics are done to near-perfection as you jet down steep mountainsides on either skis or a snowboard.
You can compete in three different modes:
- Giant Slalom
- Or you can choose to practice first with the Training mode.
Rolling hills fly toward you at blinding speeds as you gun for the finish line and try to top the best time for the different courses.
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- Manufacturer: ElectroBrain
- # of players: 1 or 2
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Available: February 1994
- Theme: Sports
Get your snow gear, skis and snowboards ready and head out to the slopes. Experience skiing down hills and snowboarding at speeds averaging 70 mph. Awesome Mode 7 graphics with digitized backgrounds bring this game to the point where you can actually feel the bitter cold wind on your face. Choose from Downhill, Slalom, Giant Slalom, Fun or Practice Modes of game play. Compete against others to become the World Champion Racer. In order to achieve a good run time, avoid as many obstacles as you can on the path and on the sides. Don't take your eyes off this one!
Winter Extreme by v Electro Brain takes video skiing/snowboarding to... well, extremes. Electro Brain is based in Utah, and if there's one thing they know in Utah it's snow. Moreover, the game was designed by Loriciel in France, a locale famous for spectacular skiing and superstar skiers. If this game doesn't prime your adrenaline pump, few games will.
Welcome to Vertical Reality
There's no cutesy, weekend skiing here; it's the ferocity of the velocity that will make you want to strap on this game. This hard-chargin' game has the same appeal as a behind-the-car view auto racing game. Speed is your creed, and it's murder to stay on the course. In fact, kids and those with low tolerance for wipeouts ought to stick to the bunny slopes and stay away from this game.
You can choose to use skis or ride a snowboard, a cosmetic decision since they play exactly the same. If you're some sort of snowboard stud, forget about it. This game doesn't showcase that sport's unique airborne moves, although you can do the occasional quick flip.
You get three types of challenge in Winter Extreme: a Slalom, a Giant Slalom, and the Downhill. The slaloms require you to twist and turn as fast as you can, racing against the clock through a series of gates. The Downhill is a banzai, breakneck drop down the slopes. You have a limited amount of time to hit checkpoints, or your run's over.
- When you're trying to qualify, one spill can sabotage your attempt.
- No way you can stay on the course if you just hold down B, the speed button. Learn when to coast or you're toast!
- Always press B, the speed button, when you wipe out to quickly get back on the course.
- Unless you're a gonzo ripper, study the course map before you hit the slopes.
- Avoid dirt patches, because they'll slow you down and kill your time.
At least the crisp controls provide you with a fighting chance to complete any course. You can make sharp mega turns, speed up, or slow down. For fun you can also bust a few jumps, but they're just for show. Expect to wipe out early and often!
If you catch air after jumping a mogul, you can still turn.
Outrageously fast-and-furious forward-scrolling action pushes WE's graphics to the limit. This is what a racing game should look like. The dizzying dips and sudden turns make you bob and weave like you're really there.
The awesome animation gives the game visual polish, but it's tempered by just average- looking sprites and repetitive backgrounds. A few spectacular wipe-out scenes would have broken up the monotony.
The sounds are just snow-so. The tinny music freezes your ears, although the shushing sounds good. You'd best tune in your favorite hard-rockin' CD.
Ice Scream, You'll Scream
If you feel the need for speed, whether you're housebound or snowbound, Winter Extreme is fast-paced video fun. Just fire up a fan to blow air into your face and get some buddies to bomb you with snow cones, and you're there!