ESPN International Winter Sports 2002

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Alt. titles
"Hyper Sports 2002 Winter" -- Japanese title,
"ESPN International Winter Sports" -- European title,
"ハイパースポーツ 2002 WINTER" -- Japanese spelling
Published byKonami Corporation   Developed byKonami Computer Entertainment Osaka Co., Ltd.   ReleasedJan 31, 2002   PlatformGameCube   PlayStation 2   Xbox   GenreSimulation   Sports   Perspective3rd-person (Other)   Behind view   SportOlympiad / Mixed Sports   Snowboarding / Skiing   MiscLicensed   

While not officially endorsed by the Winter Olympics, the game is modeled closely to it with 10 events that include skiing, curling, bobsledding, figure skating among more. The gameplay for each event varies, but feature similar controls that require the player to tap a set of buttons when prompted for control, speed, etc. Depending on if they player hits the required buttons successfully and the timing will determine the outcome of these events. There are four different gameplay modes that include Championship which lets the player compete in a series of events to win the coveted gold medal and Head-to-Head which allows two players to compete against each other. It also features the ESPN license which adds to the realism with a TV-style presentation along with announcers for in-game commentary.