Horse racing and betting game simulator
In Hooves of Thunder not only will you be able to bet on horses, but you will also be able to manage and race your own stable of horses. As you'd imagine, while the first activity, that of betting is more of a recreational thing, incidental to the game, the management and racing portion is where the meat of the game lies. In terms of how the game is designed and put in front of you, I'd say it's got the making of a regular management game/tycoon. Racing horses is simulated on a yearly in game basis, with 125 races per season, and you will manage, buy horses, buy jockeys, manage training programs, nutrition and more. It's pretty enticing when you begin to win, and the game sure puts a lot of effort on your decision making, but while on a winning streak, it sure is a fascinating experience. Less so when you're losing, but, yeah, that will happen too! Anyway, graphically it's not the most modern of games, it's got the looks of a 2D sidescrolling DOS game during races and the other management bits are set over static screens where you'll fiddle with numerical values and such. Well presented though, maybe better than Quarterpole, to which this game is a sequel to.