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Professional Ski Simulator (1987)

Posted at 01:52 on December 25th, 2015 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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The skis are calling! You are to pack your gear and head straight to alpine heights to face the new challenges. Ah, what could be better than a good once-a-year slalom-style slide down the snowy mountain slope! Now, all the contestants take your positions please and watch your step down there, we don't want any accidents! On your marks... get set... GO!


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Posted at 15:28 on December 25th, 2015 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Nice one! Have you played Ski or Die? Looks quite similar.
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Posted at 00:16 on December 26th, 2015 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Nope, never. But i am familiar with the title. Looks pretty cool :)
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Posted at 11:55 on December 26th, 2015 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Also, when I first saw the sprite you put in the news, I thought why is there a guy holding a rifle ;)
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Posted at 12:28 on December 26th, 2015 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Hah, good one :) I knew it probably doesn't look very convincing, but other than that nothing else crossed my mind :)
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Posted at 12:27 on December 27th, 2015 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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It is the reality of games from that time, isn't it? A lot of things only became clear and alive in our heads through context. This game is about skiing, so it must be skis. ;)
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Posted at 14:05 on December 27th, 2015 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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True, true :) I think back in those days i would also believe there is some secret way of shooting skis unless the game clearly suggested it's actually a rifle... :)
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Posted at 23:21 on December 27th, 2015 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Originally posted by Mr Creosote at 12:27 on December 27th, 2015:
A lot of things only became clear and alive in our heads through context. This game is about skiing, so it must be skis. ;)

Interesting thought! Judging by the game's graphics you need a lot of context. They do have their charm though. ;)

As for the rifle: You would just have to imagine being James Bond and those shooting skies could work.
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Posted at 01:37 on December 28th, 2015 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Ah, yes, the East German biathlon champion ;)
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