Winter Challenge is a video game that portrays seven winter sports that are competed in during the Winter Olympics. This game however was not endorsed by the International Olympic Committee, the United States Olympic Committee, or any similar organization for any other country. It was released for the Mega Drive/Genesis and DOS.
The game offered a Training mode where you can participate in a single event as one player. Once completed you could go again, return to the main menu, or watch an instant replay of your performance in the event. The other mode was Tournament mode where you could create and participate with up to 10 players. If less than ten players were created, the computer would provide the rest. Once the players were selected, the game shows an Opening Ceremonies clip and then took you to a tournament screen where you could see your icons for the seven events, as well as four button that would show your current standings, start a new tournament, enter a password to return to an existing tournament, or return the main menu.
This version of Winter Challenge was designed for personal computers with operating system MS-DOS (Microsoft Disk Operating System),
which was operating system developed by Microsoft in 1981. It was the most widely-used operating system in the first half of the 1990s. MS-DOS was supplied
with most of the IBM computers that purchased a license from Microsoft. After 1995, it was pushed out by a graphically more advanced system - Windows and
its development was ceased in 2000. At the
time of its greatest fame, several thousand games designed specifically for computers with this system were created. Today, its development is no longer continue
and for emulation the free DOSBox emulator is most often used. More information about MS-DOS operating system can be found
Available online emulators:
4 different online emulators are available for Winter Challenge. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For
maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic
features of each emulator available for this game Winter Challenge are summarized in the following table: