3 out of 5
An entertaining wintery race
SnowCross is a snowmobile racing game released in 2000 by the french publisher Wanadoo Edition. You can select between single mode (for trainings) and tournament mode (racing competitions). Also, you can choose the weather conditions (snow, clear), the number of laps, and the daytime. Unfortunately, the multiplayer mode doesn't exist, but at least you can enjoy the entertaining races in the winter. For a game produced in the year 2000, the graphics don't look so bad, so this is a plus. The gameplay lets you cheat, by not respecting the indicators on the roads, so you can drive without problems in your way to discovering shortcuts. You have to pay attention to the road bends, chuckholes and other elements that can cause the difficulty to control your vehicle, because the player will fall and restart the run from certain points. This can cause you precious time, but I have to say that you will get bored after a day for sure. Also, the difficulty come from the intelligence of your opponents, because they will try to throw you down during races. The itineraries consist in twists, jumps, and shortcuts discovered and chosen by you. The thing that annoyed me the most was the fact that I was knocked down too quickly; a single hit and bam! Snowcross is a high adrenaline sport and it represents a good idea for a game, but this one has many limited options.