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Horse Games are some of the best and most addictive games you can
play. I especially love games where you can own, breed and train race
horses. These games are particularly popular in Japan. The graphics for
many of these games are stunning on the new game systems such as x-box
360, playstation 3 and the wii.
From G1 Jockey to Champion Jockey: The new star of horseracing action is born! New Horse Racing Video Game For Playstation 3 & Nintendo WII. Release date of OCT 25th, 2011.
Champion Jockey: G1 Jockey & Gallop Racer is the spiritual successor of the G1 Jockey and Gallop Racer series, and depicts the Horse Racing universe through a collection of real world races and immersive and intuitive game play with simple controls. Through the use of the latest motion controllers on the market, experience what it feels like to be a Jockey!
A brand new experience accessible to everyone through simple controls: In addition to the realistic racing controls of the G1 Jockey series, Champion Jockey also provides simplified control systems, plus races for novices.
Ideal for both casual gamers and racing enthusiasts, players can experience the same excitement regardless of their control style!
A review for Champion Jockey: (Wii version) I just got this one for me and my son to play for Christmas. So far it is really awesome. The graphics are really outstanding especially for the Wii. You play the game with the nunchuk attached. The nunchuk controls your horse and jockey during the race. There are a couple of different settings you can use to control the horse. We used the standard one from the tutorial (we are still learning). To move the horse side to side, you simply tilt the nunchuk. To turn the jockeys head side to side for a look-see around you use the stick on the nunchuk.
At the break from the gate you tilt the nunchuk forward at the proper time, timing is crucial to get a nice break. Once in stride the horse is running on his/her own. You try to drop in to a nice spot (preferably close to the rail, to save ground) just like a real jockey would. Tilt the nunchuk side to side to accomplish a move. You have to be careful because you can bump other horses and even fall off. This happened to us already, when my jockey fell we lost a week due to recovery from injury. To move up in the race tilt the nunchuk forward like you are pushing on the reins, to slow down do the opposite. Tilt the nunchuk backward slightly, this mimics the pulling back on the reins. You have to pace the horse and try to ride him according to his running style (front runner, stalker, closer). In the stretch you use forward urging of the nunchuk and the Wii remote becomes the whip. This is the fun part, for the last part of the race we go all out whipping and driving our horse to the wire. It is fun, exciting and you even get some exercise.
You can do fun races, select lots of different tracks and horses and you can even race against each other in split screen mode. Beware the standard mode in the fun race uses the alternate control of the horse. We had to figure this out, if you want to use the tilt feature I described (the one they teach in the tutorial) you have to use the advanced mode/setting.
The story mode is the best part so far, you are starting as a young jockey (apprentice rider). They teach you the basics (tutorial) and you join a race stable. You try to become the leading apprentice jockey for the season. Your initial goal is 30 wins. We started on easy mode and are doing pretty well. So far most horses run well up close to the lead. Try sit maybe 2nd or 3rd if you can, then in the stretch start taking the lead if your horse is fast enough. Then whip and drive to the finish. The game seems really in depth, you actually have to smooze with trainers during the week to book rides for the weekend. Once you book a couple of rides its off to the races on the weekend. Sometimes when you win the trainer asks you to become the regular rider of the horse, we have gladly accepted all such offers.
If you are a horse racing fan, this is the game we have been waiting for. The ability to motion control the game such as on the Wii game system makes it truly unique and refreshing to any other racing game I have ever played. This is as close as you are going to get to being a real jockey without getting on a racehorse yourself. Only thing I can find missing so far is that you cannot bet on the races. You do see odds for each horse in the story mode, but you cannot bet. You also get a chance to breed and train 1 horse per year, in addition to being a jockey. We are still learning about this, i believe you even get to ride your own horse, pretty cool. our rating 9.5/10 By Kerry Zangara
Starters Orders 4 Platform iPhone/iPad
The No.1. Horse racing management game finally comes to the iPad!
Train, own, race, breed and bet on your own string of race horses. Target all the big world-wide races in an open ended, unlimited play game world. Flat and Jumps racing editions available.
UK, US, Irish and Australian game modes!
Starters Orders 4 has long been the No.1. PC horse racing management game and has received rave reviews from both the racing and gaming press (PC reviews):
"Where Starters Orders scores over other racing games past and present is in the level of accuracy in the underlying game world." - RACING POST.
"If the prospect of raising and racing a cavalcade of horses interests you then Starters Orders 4 wins the roses!" - OUT OF EIGHT GAMES REVIEWS.
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link to a review of this game