Dave: Here's one to play in the fridge for added realism! This game aims to do for skiing what Fighter Pilot did for flying aircraft.
Graphically, it's got promise, giving you a goggle-eye view of the course with line drawn flags, pylons, and other hazards. But the best bit is its flexibility.
There are fifteen different courses and for each one you can choose the shape of your goggles, the amount of falling snow and so on.
In fact, all four of the courses can be completely altered using the built-in editor. It works on the Icon principle (like the Apple Macintosh), so you just move the cursor over the representation of the item you want and press fire. By pressing fire again, it will 'drop' the item into place. There's even a waste bin for the unwanted articles.
As simulations go, this is a cracker, the editor is excellent and I had a lot of fun designing leg-breaking courses.
If you're into simulations, take a look, otherwise save your shillings and shell out on trip to the slopes 3/5 HIT
Roger: Desperately peering through dirty goggles got me seriously piste off, or was it off the piste? 1/5 MISS
Ross: An original idea that doesn't come off. As a ski-ing simulator it's just too slow. This one's downhill all the way 2/5 MISS