Lost In Translation/Alpine Ski

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Alpine Ski
Alpine Ski marquee.
No screen shot.
Alpine Ski control panel.
Manufacturer Taito Corporation
Released 1982
Control
Method
2-way Joystick
1 Button(s)
Main CPU Z80 (@ 4.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 3.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
(4x) AY-3-8910A (@ 1.500 MHz)
DAC
Video
Details
Raster (Vertical)
256 x 224 pixels
60.00 Hz
64 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 14 ROMs
53,504 bytes (52.25 KiB)
MAME ID alpine · alpinea

About The Game

Alpine Ski has the player maneuvering a skier through a downhill ski course, a slalom course, and a ski jumping competition.

Trivia

Released in April 1982.

Eric Olofson holds the official record for this game with 500,774 points on November 23, 1982.

Tips and tricks

Here's A Way To Get Ridiculously High Scores In Alpine Ski : Go thru the downhill section with the points flags very slowly and avoid collecting positive points :

  1. There's some point in the course (should be easy to find) where there's a negative points flag near trees that can be crashed into. This trick is best done here.
  2. Collect negative points to roll your score back under zero. You will be granted massive time on the massive points you have. Unfortunately, time will be taken off at an incredible rate.
  3. Run over the negative points flag as necessary to get rid of the points you win just by moving forward and crashing into the nearby trees.
  4. Repeat Step 4 until you've run out of time. You now have a completely unbeatable high-score which (if it were 1981) people would beg you to tell them how you did it.

WARNING : ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY DON'T GO BACK ACROSS ZERO OR YOUR GAME WILL END IMMEDIATELY!!!

Cabinet and Artwork

Ports

Consoles 
Sony PlayStation 2 (2005, "Taito Memories Vol. 1")
Microsoft XBOX (2006, "Taito Legends 2")
Sony PlayStation 2 (2006, "Taito Legends 2")
Computers 
PC [CD-ROM] (2006, "Taito Legends 2")


The contents of this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.