Winter has been labeled as a boring season. But to others, it’s the perfect season to compete against other athletes. It will all take place in this 3D sports game called Winter Games. The player’s main objective here is to win on various tasks or challenges. There are 5 tasks the player will try; the Slalom, Short Track, the Biathlon, Ski Jump, and Downhill. Each sport has a rule of its own that the player needs to follow. The character with the fastest record on that certain sport will be the winner. The player should try getting 1st place on all categories in order to win the Winter Games.
While you’re not quite competing in the Olympics with this game, Winter Games is still a rather fun adventure in winter sports.
At first, it seems that the game is focused on but a single aspect of winter games. Instead, it offers you the opportunity to try your hand at multiple sports making for an interesting medley of experiences.
The graphics, while not too spectacular, are certainly adequate. The animations can be a bit stilted at times, but for the most part they look fine and work well enough for the game. The environments are in a similar vein, with most of the models looking fairly bland but never outright -bad-. Then again, the merits of a game should be focused on gameplay, rather than simply looking nice. And Winter Games is certainly a game that plays well.
As aforementioned, you’re going to be competing in different sports. The first is perhaps one of the most iconic of winter games, the slalom. In the slalom, you’re taking to the slopes in a mad dash across the snow as you weave through flag poles set at regular intervals. Miss one, and your time gets docked. Miss too many, and you’re liable to lose. The next, also an iconic sport, is speed skating. You’re placed in an oval track and must compete against four others. Be careful though, build up too much speed and have too little control and you’re liable to spill out onto the ice and lose your position, definitely not something you want. The next is the biathlon, a sport which combines skiing and shooting. You’re tasked with cross-country skiing, but if you go too fast or push yourself too hard, you’re likely to tire too quickly. In the shooting part, you take your rifle and must take down five small circular targets. Next is the ski-jump, where you fly down a steep incline before hitting a ramp. You must then control your flight to gain the most distance possible. Lastly, you’ve got the downhill ski event, where you must attack a treacherous course and move at breakneck speed downhill in an attempt to get the fastest time possible.
With each event, you’ll place depending on your performance. There are three places to be taken, and as there are four competing in each round, you can’t just sit back and expect to get at least bronze on each. At the very end of the game, your scores are tallied up and you’re given a medal based on your performance.
So go on out there and try your hand at some winter sports by giving Winter games a go!