Any information on this game?

#1 Posted by LordAndrew (14430 posts) -

I was trying to research this, but I couldn't even determine the platform. Only one site looked like it might have the information I need. But it was Game Bomb, so of course it didn't have what I was looking for. All it had was the exact same data that Giant Bomb has.

So in my hour of need, I turn to you. Does there exist any information on this game? Can you please find it and add it to the page?

#2 Posted by Slaker117 (4843 posts) -

I can't find shit about this game anywhere. Seems really strange. Given the extreme lack of information and the developer's other games it's probably a PC release, but who knows? Maybe it doesn't even actually exist.

#3 Posted by Slaker117 (4843 posts) -

Actually, it seems the development team was probably dissolved in 2001. Given that the description of the says it is inspired by SSX, a series that started in 2000, it's likely this never got released.

#4 Edited by gormers (289 posts) -

It was released on pc @Slaker117 said:

I can't find shit about this game anywhere. Seems really strange. Given the extreme lack of information and the developer's other games it's probably a PC release, but who knows? Maybe it doesn't even actually exist.


It was released on the PC, yes. And probably only in northern europe. I bought it cheap from a clothing store (perhaps H&M) many years ago. They used to stock The Sims, and then stocked this for a while afterwards.  
 
Anyways, the game had several website links when you installed it, but I think all of these sites are down now. I dont have the game anymore either which is a shame since I really liked it even though this reviewer didnt: 
http://www.propaganda.net/kultur/spill/spillanmeldelser/3763_Off-piste_-_with_extreme_sports.html 
 This is probably the only review I can find of the game.  
 
While the game didnt exactly have high production values or much depth, it was fast-paced and enjoyable, and featured a lot of great music by ninja tune. The crux of the game was basically these 3 championship events with 3-4 levels or so in each of them.  
 
You picked one of 4 riders, and started the race event either on an atv, snowboard, bike, bungee jumping, hanglider, or just skydiving. You would have to hit checkpoints to fill up a timer (so that you wouldnt cheat the track), and at certain points you would get off whatever you were riding, and start running for the next thing to ride by hammering a key. An important aspect here if you were hanggliding or skydiving, was to land as close to the checkpoint were the bikes or atvs etc were, else you had to run for a while. You could do tricks (for instance button combinations to do tricks while riding the atv, or holding one button to do a grab while in the air with the snowboard. This would give you boost (hello SSX). You could also punch rivals if you were riding a bike etc (hello again SSX ^__^).  The bungee rope was basically a short, simplistic minigame where you had to hit a key exactly as you reached bottom, to grab a bar and unhook you from the rope. 
 
If youre still reading here I guess youre interested in reading this, but anyways one of the most fun I had in this game was when I found out that some levels let you avoid hitting the checkpoint that made the rider leave his atv etc, so that you could continue racing down a snow mountain etc with your atv or jump far down mountains where you were supposed to hangglide. It wouldnt let you finish the level if you did this, but it was still pretty fun. 
  
To give you an idea of the music in the game: 
I think this started playing when you rode a bike (perhaps while snowboarding too): 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvNWkCbCLH0 
This could start playing while hanggliding:   
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RL4eDvMaJyI 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sm-ElWKYnVU 
 
(I'll add some of this/stuff that I feel certain about, to the page xD)
#5 Edited by FaTD (42 posts) -

From the Cover Art and the description it sounds like a port of Sega Extreme Sports for the DC.

EDIT:

Here a few screens from SES for comparison:

Character Select Screen
DC Cover Art
Online
#6 Edited by gormers (289 posts) -

It.. totally is! 
 
edit: this strange title for this pc version seems to be only for scandinavia or so, while its just known as extreme sports in america I think.

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