Alpine Ski © 1982 Taito.
The player controls a skier, who can move left, right, or increase forward speed. The aim is to maneuver a skier through a downhill ski course, a slalom course, and a ski jumping competition in the shortest time possible. Two players can compete against each other.
Dimension: 67 inch. (170cm) High x 24 inch. (61cm) Wide x 30 inch. (76cm) Deep.
Weight: 280 lbs. (126 kg.)
Runs on the "Taito SJ System" hardware.
Board Number: AA017808C
Prom Stickers: AP / RH16-27
Screen orientation: Vertical
Control: 2-way joystick
Alpine Ski was released in January 1982.
On November 23, 1982, Eric Olofson holds the official World Record for this game with 500,774 points at Earth Station One Arcade in Antioch, Ca.
* Here's A Way To Get Ridiculously High Scores In Alpine Ski : Go thru the downhill section with the points flags very slowly and avoid collecting positive points :
1) There's some point in the course (should be easy to find) where there's a negative points flag near trees that can be crashed into. This trick is best done here.
2) Collect negative points to roll your score back under zero. You will be granted massive time on the massive points you have. Unfortunately, time will be taken off at an incredible rate.
3) Run over the negative points flag as necessary to get rid of the points you win just by moving forward and crashing into the nearby trees.
4) Repeat Step 4 until you've run out of time. You now have a completely unbeatable high-score which (if it were 1981) people would beg you to tell them how you did it.
WARNING : ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY DON'T GO BACK ACROSS ZERO OR YOUR GAME WILL END IMMEDIATELY!!!
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