ESPN International Winter Sports - GameCube

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Also for: PS2, Xbox
Viewed: 3D Combination Genre:
Arcade origin:No
Publishers: Konami (GB)
Released: 3 May 2002 (GB)
Ratings: 3+
Accessories: Memory Card


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If someone mentioned Konami and sports in the same sentence, most would think of the infamous International Track and Field, followed by fond recollections of aching thumbs and fingers. Well on this occasion, we’re leaving the track and field behind and heading for some winter games on GameCube.

Developed by the same team responsible for International Track and Field, ESPN Winter Sports quite simply promises a refined button-bashing experience for all. This snow-covered edition promises ten all-new events that put you in the virtual heart of the winter games. These include a series of fast-paced slalom events that require quick reactions, and the precision sport of figure skating. It’s time you learned how to perform and perfect those Triple Axles and Quad Toe Loops!

As an athlete, you'll represent one of eight countries. Whether you're on the dull-for-some curling rink, or blazing down chutes in a frightening bobsled race, the competition given by the computer draws the best out of the player. It is sometimes infuriating, but it’s more often than not down to your own lack of skill rather than a crucial flaw in game design.

Those who have conquered the single player experience numerous times can enter their scores onto Konami’s online leader board, where you’ll find out just how skilled at International Winter Sports you really are.

International Winter Sports really is all about fierce competition and sore digits. It’s a winning formula – enjoy.