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Sled Storm is a old classic but I think it is a must have game because its fast, fun and thrilling. It is a unusul because you ride around different snowy terrains and there is more to unlock. This game is also has a added feature where you can do tricks but you can do tricks in every part of the game. The graphics are not to good but the kicking up of the snow is not to bad aswell. The controls also not to bad.
I bought this game for a friend's son on his birthday knowing nothing about the game whatsoever - I bought two games in fact just in case one was useless - but was pleased to find that it is actually very good. T the time of its release this was possibly the only Playstation game which features snowmobile racing and its originality in this sense is to be praised. You have the option of racing across a number of different tracks, either off-course on mountainous slopes or on purposely built courses which have varying levels of difficulty and suit different abilities. There is a choice of 5 different characters when you begin racing which can be increased as you progress through the game and receive bonus characters and also bonus tracks as well. Each character has specific attributes which means they are better at doing tricks or faster etc. so it is necessary to choose one which suits you abilities. Whilst racing you can perform a wide variety of different tricks in order to win cash(also gained by winning races, hitting signs and rabbits) such as flips, no-hands with varying degrees of difficulty which allow you to purchase better snowmobiles which are faster, turn more easily and have better acceleration. Tricks are performed by following button sequences which are outlined in the manual and none are too impossible to perform - some are quite difficult though and the tricks can not all be performed by the same characters. Racing against the computer is fun but it is more fun to race against upto 3 other friends(4 players maximum) especially on the mountain slopes where you can barge them off of cliffs. There are a number of shortcuts to be found when racing which can rapidly cut down the course if you find them all and leave the opposition trailing in you wake with no idea why. The emphasis here is on realism as opposed to making it more competitive, so there do not expect power-ups etc. The controls are easy - si
mply left, right and accelerate with the option to do sharper turn by holding down L1 or R1 when turning. As a further feature to the game there is a choice of 8 pumping heavy metal tracks which can be selected to play alongside your racing from the likes of Rob Zombie. While this genre may not be favourite, what it does do suit the action perfectly and aid the mood as you race. Overall this is a highly enjoyable game which I would recommend to multiplayer game fans or those who like racing games in general. This one is a little different due to its main subject matter and therefore offers something different which is always a bonus. However, stripping away the frills you still have your normal racing game shell again - but its a different challenge. Oh and my friend's son loves it as well which is a further vote in its favour.