Alpine Ski [Upright model]

The Arcade PCB by Taito Corp.

Alpine Ski [Upright model] screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Arcade PCB

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.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

PICTURE :
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Alpine Ski [Upright model] the  Arcade PCB
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Upright model
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

Players: 2
Control: 2-way joystick
Buttons: 1

TRIVIA

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.

TIPS AND TRICKS

• 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!!!

PORTS

CONSOLES:
japan Sony PS2 (jul.28, 2005) "Taito Memories Joukan [Model SLPM-66057]"
Sony PlayStation 2 australia (mar.30, 2006) "Taito Legends 2 [Model SLES-53852]"
europe Microsoft XBOX (mar.31, 2006) "Taito Legends 2"
europe Sony PS2 (mar.31, 2006) "Taito Legends 2 [Model SLES-53852]"
usa Sony PS2 (may.16, 2007) "Taito Legends 2 [Model SLUS-21349]"

HANDHELDS:
Sony PSP [AS] (jan.3, 2006) "Taito Memories Pocket [Model UCAS-40040]"
japan Sony PSP (jan.5, 2006) "Taito Memories Pocket [Model ULJM-05076]"
Sony PSP korea (feb.10, 2006) "Taito Memories Pocket"
europe Sony PSP (oct.6, 2006) "Taito Legends Power-Up [Model ULES-00473]"
australia Sony PSP (nov.9, 2006) "Taito Legends Power-Up [Model ULES-00473]"
usa Sony PSP (may.17, 2007) "Taito Legends Power-Up [Model ULUS-10208]"

COMPUTERS:
europe PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (mar.31, 2006) "Taito Legends 2"
usa PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (jul.10, 2007) "Taito Legends 2"

SOURCES
Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.

Page last modified on January 19, 2015