Steep Slope Sliders

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Steep Slope Sliders
Steep Slope Sliders EU cover art.jpg
Developer(s)Cave
Publisher(s)
Platform(s)Sega Saturn, Arcade
ReleaseSega Saturn
  • JP: October 23, 1997
  • NA: December 16, 1997[1]
  • EU: 1998
Arcade
Genre(s)Snowboarding
Mode(s)Single player, multiplayer
Arcade systemSega ST-V

Steep Slope Sliders (スティープ・スロープ・スライダーズ, Sutīpu Surōpu Suraidāzu) is a game that was made for the Sega Saturn and Sega Titan ST-V arcade system, published in 1997. It was developed by a collaboration of Victor Interactive Software, and the Cave Company. The game was released by Victor Interactive Software in Japan and by Sega in other territories. Capcom released the arcade version.

Gameplay[edit]

While UEP Systems' Cool Boarders system of executing moves is extremely regimented by a combo interface, Steep Slope Sliders' allows the player far more autonomy. Instead of actually holding in a direction while jumping (similar to the system that the SSX snowboarding series now uses), everything was based on the face buttons that were pressed, but the method of performing tricks was completely based on the Jamma configuration that was used in the arcades. Many other Sega arcade ports were like this as well, most notably Die Hard Arcade, Virtua Fighter: Remix, Virtua Fighter Kids, Radiant Silvergun and Winter Heat.

Reception[edit]

The Saturn version received favorable reviews according to the review aggregation website GameRankings.[2] Next Generation said that between the game and Cool Boarders 2, the former was "arguably the better choice. For Saturn owners, it's the best such game available in the U.S."[13] In Japan, Famitsu gave it a score of 28 out of 40.[7]

Legacy[edit]

Cave made a follow-up game called Trick'N Snowboarder, released in 1999.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Four critics of Electronic Gaming Monthly gave the Saturn version 8.5/10, 7/10, 8.5/10, and 7.5/10.
  2. ^ GamePro gave the Saturn version two 3.5/5 scores for graphics and sound, and two 4/5 scores for control and overall fun factor.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johnston, Chris (December 15, 1997). "Saturn Gets Extreme [date mislabeled as "April 26, 2000"]". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on February 3, 1999. Retrieved December 15, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "Steep Slope Sliders for Saturn". GameRankings. CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on May 18, 2019. Retrieved December 15, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Panda; Switch (December 1997). "Steep Slope Sliders (Japan Import)". Consoles + (in French). No. 71. pp. 120–21.
  4. ^ Edge staff (January 1998). "Steep Slope Sliders". Edge. No. 54. Future Publishing. p. 93. Retrieved December 15, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Boyer, Crispin; Rickards, Kelly; Smith, Shawn; Williams, Ken "Sushi-X" (February 1998). "Steep Slope Sliders (Saturn)". Electronic Gaming Monthly. No. 103. Ziff Davis. p. 110. Retrieved December 15, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Lucas, Victor (February 24, 1998). "Steep Slope Sliders". The Electric Playground. Greedy Productions. Archived from the original on July 15, 2003. Retrieved March 25, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ a b "スティープ・スロープ・スライダーズ [セガサターン]". Famitsu (in Japanese). Enterbrain. Retrieved December 15, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Steep Slope Sliders - Sega Saturn". Game Informer. No. 58. FuncoLand. February 1998. Archived from the original on September 15, 1999. Retrieved December 15, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ Dr. Zombie (February 1998). "Steep Slope Sliders". GamePro. No. 113. IDG Entertainment. p. 110. Retrieved December 15, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ Dr. Moo (February 1998). "Steep Slope Sliders Review". GameRevolution. CraveOnline. Archived from the original on June 13, 1998. Retrieved December 16, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ Fielder, Joe (December 14, 1997). "Steep Slope Sliders Review (Saturn) [date mislabeled as "May 2, 2000"]". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved December 15, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ Fish, Eliot (March 1998). "Steep Slope Sliders". Hyper. No. 53. Next Media Pty Ltd. pp. 60–61. Retrieved December 16, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ a b "Steep Slope Sliders". Next Generation. No. 38. Imagine Media. February 1998. p. 117. Retrieved December 14, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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