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Brave the chills and spills of winter sports from the comfort of your home or office with The Games: Winter Challenge. Eight events are available: Downhill Skiing, Giant Slalom, Ski Jump, Bobsled, Luge, Biathlon (a combination of skiing and target shooting), Cross Country Skiing and Speed Skating.
One-third of the screen for each event provides an overhead view of the entire course and your progress within; the viewpoint of the event itself is from a behind-the-competitor perspective.
In certain events, the faster you push the joystick button (or the enter key), the faster your athlete will go. In events such as the Giant Slalom, wind resistance is a factor and you can maintain a "tucked" position for increased velocity.
Ten competitors are required for tournament play, meaning you can invite up to nine friends to join in the fun. If less than 10 human players are entered, the computer will provide the rest. Computer-generated opponents are ranked (amateur, professional or world class) according to speed, stamina, and style.
Prior to competing in tournament competition, you may want to hone your Winter Challenge skills via Training Mode, which lets you practice the events in any order as many times as you deem necessary.
You can analyze your performance (fast or slow, forward or backward) in The Games: Winter Challenge at any time by using a special Replay option. You can also save your replays and, perhaps more importantly, your progress in tournaments. ~ Brett Alan Weiss, All Game Guide