Ski Jumping Pro VR
I used to love wintertime back in the days when I was a tadpole in Europe. I must admit, the Australian winter, with days from 15 to 20 degrees Celsius, is what I consider to be the ultimate winter. But still, to this day, I love watching the Northern Atmosphere Winter sports. Especially the ones that involve speed and craziness such as the downhill, the bobsleigh, the luge and of course the ski jump. (I never really understood why people would launch themselves from the top of a ramp with skis on their feet, and a few seconds later be flying like a bird in the air; it’s brilliant to watch, but why?) Well, I just found out with Ski Jumping Pro VR.
Ski Jumping Pro VR is a virtual sports simulation game developed by Yippee Entertainment and published by Kalypso Media Digital on the 19th of December 2019 on Steam.
The game has 62 competitions, including a Continental Cup and the World Championship, across 19 destinations around the world. In a nutshell, in each these events, 50 fearless competitors/ski jumpers will have two jumps to execute. On the first round, all of the ski jumpers will go down the ramp, but only the best 30 will jump a second time to compete for the highest spots on the podium.
So, here you can either play a career mode or practise first before making a flying goose of yourself (thankfully, I was the only one in the room at the time).
Each jump will be judged on: 1. How you launch yourself from the top of the ramp, 2. How straight you're going down the ramp, 3. The jump, 4. The flight, and of course, 5. The landing.
What I found amazing in this game is the feel of speed when you go down these ramps, especially the longest one; I even squatted a few times hoping that my speed would improve before jumping off the ramp. As you are about to jump, you’ll see decreasing numbers which will let you know how far you are from the actual jump. Then the inflight, its great fun as you have to move your controllers every so slightly in order to control the stability of your flight and hopefully make a good landing. If you do all these things right, you might get to the top of the podium a few times.
I liked to see the replay of my superb jump (or my super crash).
As you start winning events, you’ll pocket some money as well as some stars, which you can use to buy new equipment for your ski jumper; for example, an expensive helmet will give you more focus while speeding down the ramp, and better skis will help on your take-off and landing.
The graphics are pretty good and I really enjoyed the experience of ski-jumping; as we are now entering winter in Australia, I might ski jump regularly.
Positives+ Nice graphics
+ 62 competitions over 19 destinations
+ Easy to play
+ Equipment to purchase
Negatives- No trading cards as yet
Want to feel the full experience of a ski jumper? Ski Jumping Pro VR is your game!
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Zeepond Rating: 7/10
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