Alpine Racer 2

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Alpine Racer 2
Alpine Racer 2.png
Screenshot of Alpine Racer 2
Developer(s) Namco
Publisher(s) Namco
Platform(s) Arcade Game
Release 1996
Genre(s) Sports game
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer
Arcade system Namco System 22 hardware
CPU 68EC020, TMS32025, M37710
Sound Sound Chips : C352
Display Horizontal, Raster, 640 x 480 pixels, 32768 colors

Alpine Racer 2 is a 3D Alpine skiing arcade game released by Namco in 1996. It is the sequel to Alpine Racer.

Sleep Research[edit]

Alpine Racer 2, along with Tetris, was used by Harvard sleep scientist Robert Stickgold to study the relationship between learning and sleep. He found that after playing the game for hours before going to sleep, even subjects suffering from anterograde amnesia, the inability to form new memories, would dream of skiing.[1]

TV segment[edit]

Some scenes of this game was shown on the BBC Horizon episode, What Are Dreams? aired in 2009, months later as a PBS' Nova episode.[2]



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