North American cover art
|Designer(s)||John van Ryzin|
|Composer(s)||Mark Van Hecke|
There are three mountains that the player must overcome in order to complete the game. As the player descends the mountain the terrain becomes more and more difficult to navigate. There are three degrees of difficulty on each of the mountains. The first is novice (marked by a circle), the second is intermediate (marked by a square), and the third is expert (marked by a diamond).
The player starts out with four lives. There are five different events and a total of 18 levels of play. In order to progress to the next event, you must first successfully complete the event you are currently playing. If the player falls or runs out of time a life is taken away. After completing a trail the player is rewarded with a bonus life. If the player is able to complete all of the trails and events they will have completed the game.
There are several ways in which the player is able to score points in the game. Some of the ways are:
- avoid any object by sliding up or down on the screen (trees, flags, … )
- performing tricks
- Jumping off of ramps and other elevated terrain
The player performs tricks by jumping and then pressing in any direction on the directional pad.
- downhill: In this event the player must avoid hitting objects and falling. It is a timed run, so if the player is taking to long they will be sent back up to the top of the slope. The same goes for falling and colliding into objects.
- Slalom: The goal of this event is to pass through the flags placed along the slope. If the player fails to get between the pairs of flags they will return to the top of the mountain.
- Half-pipe: This event is all about points. The player must gain up speed and perform tricks at the peak of either side of the half-pipe.
- Moguls: In order to pass this event the player must perform ticks to jump over the moguls (bumps in the snow).
- Backwoods: The last event is mostly a combination of speed, tricks, and survival. It tests everything the player has learned throughout the game. This event is very difficult.
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