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"Look ma! I'm skiing QB-style!"
Do you have what it
takes to go downhill skiing atop six of the world's most beautiful mountains?
If you do, then QB Ski is the poison you've been longing to quench your
Strap on your snow
gear and leave a trail through each course, while squeezing through the
flags and trying to get the fastest time. Need help with your turning skills?
No problem. QB Ski's four practice courses will get you back in the game.
The use of animation and visual effects to stimulate the senses
|If you've played Alpine Ski, then QBSki
should hit a familiar note with you. Everything in QBSki is white as far
as the eye can see, but even in lieu of that QBSki does come with some
pretty smooth animations. There are also some effects, like the trail your
skis leave behind, that did not go unnoticed.
The smooth blend of atmospheric sounds and original harmonies
||You may be able to slice through the snow,
but QB Ski won't give you any sound effects.
|Gameplay (n.)The precision of control
and involvement of character within its universe
|Average. A lot of the gameplay comes in
QB Ski's control, which allows you to control your speed and direction
by steering you skier just like real skiing. The idea is to come up with
the best time for each of the game's ten courses by passing between flags
and skiing downhill as fast as you can.
A nice thing about QB Ski is that you do
get to select from ten different courses, but while each course gets you
to ski at different speeds and directions, the look of each place is pretty
much the same.
The creativity and presentation of the game's critical plot
|Once upon a time, you've always wanted
to ski. So you ski around the world. That's the story I kinda inferred
from QB Ski, but it's a fun one.
|Replay Value (n.)
The timelessness of the gamer's delight, such that the experience
can be repeated again and again
|The different courses you get to choose
from really add Replay Value to QB Ski. Want to ski in France? I heard
the weather in Germany's pretty nice... you get the idea.
To strike the mental nerve in such a way as to stimulate human thought
|Another feature in QB Ski is the advent
of Practice courses. Of the ten courses you get to choose from, four of
the courses are "practice courses" that allow you practice everything from
proper acceleration to good turning. Practice this enough and QB Ski should
be a breeze.
|Fun Factor (n.)
The overall entertainment value as maintained throughout the adventure
|A big advantage QB Ski has over the competition
is, well, there is no competition. With all the RPGs and standard arcade
clones being produced for QB, a skiing game is a rare and precious find.
And when you do pick up QB Ski, you realize that the game by itself ain't
||Genre: Sports/Arcade Game
||To solve: N/A Final Rating: 13/35
To download this game, click here.
run the game, you must have any version of Microsoft QuickBasic.
play QBSki, unzip the file and run "SKI2.BAS" from QuickBasic with the
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