Alpine Racer Review (1995)

Featuring a uniquely realistic control system complete with workable skis and a set of poles, Alpine Racer lets players race downhill on three different beautifully rendered courses, each with its own character and style. Speed races involve taking on three computer-controlled skiers while in-the-gate competitions pit players against a single virtual opponent. As with so many racers, players are given a finite amount of time to reach various checkpoints in order to keep playing. The ski poles don’t move, but the simulation, aided by 3D polygonal graphics, solid physics, stereo sound and a 50-inch screen, is extremely effective nonetheless. Alpine Racer stands out from the pack, but only 2,000 or so of the cabinets were produced, making it a hard to find.

Written by: Brent

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