Downhill Slalom

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Published byPhoenix Games B.V.   Developed byTuna Technologies Ltd.   Released2006   PlatformWindows   GenreSports   PerspectiveBehind view   SportSnowboarding / Skiing   

Downhill Slalom is a single-player skiing game from Tuna Technologies which is very similar to their snowboarding game Snow Rider. It was originally released on the PlayStation 2 platform but in 2006 the developers signed a deal to bring the title to the PC where it was published by Phoenix Games both as a standalone title and in the Ultimate Gamers 10 Pack compilation and others. The game is keyboard controlled by default but a joystick is also supported. The player can play as one of five characters, three of which are locked at the start of the game. There are three game modes: Slalom: here the player must complete a course as quickly as possible and correctly navigate all the gates on the way down, missing five gates means disqualification. Token Dash: in this game mode the player must collect coins as they race downhill. This is more of an arcade mode than the other two as there are power-ups, speed boosts, coin magnets, extra grip etc. to be collected. Sprint: this is a straight race to the bottom, no gates, no coins, no power-ups. The player starts the game ranked as 'Beginner' and progresses to 'Champ' in each game mode by winning gold medals, When they are champion in all three game modes they are awarded the title of Resort Champion. In all three game modes the player has access to just one course, Whiteout Glacier, other courses and competitors are unlocked if the player finishes in the top three but only for the game mode in which the player medalled.