California Games 2 manual
CALIFORNIA GAMES II California Games ][ takes up right where California Games left off! Start out blowing by some surfers as you catch a few waves on your body board. Then freeze them off on your snow board. Also try jet skiing, hang gliding and more! Five new events. -= Manufacture's Sugg. Retail Price: $49.95 =- HANG GLIDING In this event you over look one of the many cliffs in California, and it is from here that you'll compete in the Hang Gliding event. First, watch the wind-sock, and when it blows to the left then begin your aerial assault. Move the glider left & right to try to gain altitude, and the slowly work your way across the screen. You will now see three rubber tires, which you can try to hit with your five (5) water balloons (it proves to be somewhat difficult). You can also try to do a few 540 degree spins, or loops. Now you may continue skimming across the Ocean, or you can turn back and land from where you started (1000 Point Bonus). BODY BOARDING This event was relatively easy. You simply paddle out and catch a wave. From here you can turn back & forth, ride the crest of the wave, or do a few "loop-da-loops". Be careful not to go over the peak of the wave and succumb to the tide. Once you ride the wave out, you must not dodge the obstacles in the water and then you'll arrive at the beach where you will receive a standing ovation (even from the guy drinking the Shiner Bock Beer in his reclining chair!). SNOW BOARDING Snow Boarding was the most difficult, simply because I couldn't figure out where to go with the damn Helicopter. You board the helicopter on the beach, and it allows you to travel to the top of the mountain. There is a platform here where you can drop yourself onto, and you can rest, relax, & enjoy the view! Or you can drop yourself off to the immediate Left of the Platform (the icey white slopes). Once on the slopes, you try to avoid the lumps of wood, the jagged rocks, & the hidden depressions in the snow. The Second Stage is a basin where you can "Free-Form" Snow board by carving up the powder. Just gain speed from going back 'n forth and then try a few aerial spins to "Rack up the Points". The Third Stage entails making it to the bottom of the mountain, by again avoiding the obstacles. If you make it down in One-piece you will again be greeted with a round of applause. JET-SKIING In the Jet-skiing event you solely race against the clock. By staying inside the buoys, and running full throttle in the straight aways you will increase your score. The graphics are good, and I had been looking forward to playing this event from the ads that I had read (Plus I own a Jet Ski!), but this was by far the most disappointing/boring event in the game. SKATEBOARDING Much work went into creating this event. There is an opening animation screen which shows a Skater jumping over the lawn, and then down the street to the jump, and then into the air. Once you are skating yourself you can do hand-plants, etc. and it all works on the same principal as the Snow boarding Free Style event. * Be careful to go into the center of the Tubes, because if your out to the side you'll smack into the wall (which will show you slumping to the ground with blood stains on the wall!) * If you're not careful, you will end up seeing your own funeral, Literally! SUMMARY I thoroughly enjoyed this game from Epyx. The use of the VGA Graphics, and the fresh new ideas of the various sporting events culminated into a very fine video game that I would highly recommend you get (if you don't already have it!).
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