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 Sega Genesis (known as Sega Mega Drive in Europe), which was the first ever 16-bit
video game console manufactured
by Sega in the years 1988 - 1997. It was a direct competitor to the SNES console and the successor of the well known 8-bit console Sega Master System.
The unit price of Genesis was approximately $ 190 and worldwide about 40 million units of this console were sold. More information about Sega Genesis
can be found here.
Recommended Game Controllers:
You can control this game easily by using the keyboard of your PC (see the table next to the game). However, for maximum gaming enjoyment, we strongly recommend using a USB gamepad that you simply plug into the USB port of your computer. If you do not have a gamepad, you can buy one of these controllers:
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:
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