Powder - Alpine Simulator

Downhill survivalist skiing that can't survive its own glitches



Date: 06.04.2018 Author: Jay

Powder - Alpine Simulator for iOS aims to be a simple and addictive replay game. Sadly, it only succeeds at being a dismal disappointment. Go fast and ski downhill. That is, if this app can stay open long enough for you to make a decent run.

Powder - Alpine Simulator presents in portrait mode to deliver a highly simplistic pixel game, based on downhill skiing. As the story goes, you're a downhill daredevil, and your mission, is to dodge evergreens and rocks to plummet down a mountainside at breakneck speeds. Only problem is, you're going to smack head first into blatant glitches and shoddy programming that stop everything dead in its tracks before you really get going. The app is allegedly for iPhone and iPad, however, it wouldn't even open on my iPhone, and barely stayed open on my iPad. This one is virtually unplayable.

The controls are sorta decent, but it was hard to tell amidst the glitches. Just tap the left and right sides of the screen to navigate down the hill and avoid obstacles. The animation and graphics are crude and heavy-handed in their presentation of this pixel course. The sounds were actually the best element of the game, effectively sending chills down my spine and giving me goosebumps.

Powder - Alpine Simulator seems like it might actually have some promise, if only they could figure out how to keep it open for more than a few seconds at a time.