Steep Slope Sliders
Steep Slope Sliders may be a stupid name, but the game itself is the best snowboarding sim on the consoles. Simply put, it's a lot of fun. The four main courses are well-designed and full of rocks, bumps, ramps and other obstacles that launch you skyward for flips, spins, board grabs and dozens of other cool tricks. You also get a half-pipe course, a more conventional Alpine track with slalom gates and a ramp- and rail-filled snowboarding park where you can really cut loose with the tricks i (yes, the game's setup is very similar to Sony's Cool Boarders 2, complete with hidden alien character). Better still, once you open the four secret boarders--including a punk kid and a speedy racer who can't perform any tricks--you can earn access to four secret tracks. And then you can open even more characters! It all makes for high replay value. The game controls fine, even though it doesn't support analog. You need to use the A, B and C buttons with the shoulder buttons to pull off advanced tricks. These moves aren't easy, but that's why they're worth the big points. You also get a complex replay system that lets you watch your best tricks over and over (using: slow motion, colored lenses, strobe lights and other camera effects, if you like). Steep Slope Sliders' graphics are a bit rough around the edges, but they're plenty fast.
Steep Slope Sliders is a great snowboarding game. The graphics are OK (the textures are a little bland and there are some clipping problems at times), but other than that, SSS is a very solid game (with a silly name). In addition to the original seven courses you can choose from, there are four hidden courses and tons of hidden characters. If you're a Saturn owner looking for a snowboarding game with staying power, this is the one to get.
This one is a major surprise. I didn't know what to expect since I've seen so little on the game. The graphics could be better, but that really doesn't matter one bit because the game is so damned fun! On top of this, the control is almost flawless (only failing when you get stuck in a corner). This one is easily in my top 10 favorite Saturn titles of all time. I'd even go as far as saying Steep Slope Sliders is a tad better than Cool Boarders 2.
Here's a game that I can sink my teeth into right from the start. Learning the mechanics is very easy, even if the advanced techniques are tough. The physics of this fast racer rivals Cool Boarders, and you'll find that so do many of the features. Still, there are some great tunes and awesome courses to complete, so you'll not lose interest for quite a while. My only complaint is that the graphics aren't as smooth as I'd have liked them to be.
Processor: PC compatible, P-200
OS: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.
Game Features:Single game mode
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