Horatio Goes Snowboarding Review – GamersHeroes

Horatio goes snowboarding!

Horatio Goes Snowboarding is a game that was released in October 2016. It is an open world, third-person perspective, action-adventure game where the player controls Horatio who goes snowboarding around the island of Rookgaard.

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Although Horatio Goes Snowboarding has the downhill action – and even the yeti – of Ski Free, the stop-and-start pacing between runs prevents this blue fellow’s run from becoming a new casual classic.

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We may be nearing the end of summer, but Infinite State Games’ latest arcade game Horatio Goes Snowboarding takes us to the snowy slopes. Is the condensed action worth the trip when you boil the genre down to its most basic elements?

Review of Horatio Goes Snowboarding

The titular Horatio has a simple life: he goes to the slopes every day, earns money, and repeats the process the following day. He’s even fortunate enough to get compensated for it!

Players must, however, get him to his transport helicopter before he can begin skiing. He must avoid traffic, rent a board, and make it to his ride near the doughnut store before being taken to a winter wonderland, taking a page from the green guys in Frogger.

This pregame piece is a strange addition, but it’s not entirely unwanted. The skill of navigating a large city works just as you’d expect, and the additional threat of a $100 hospital visit adds some drama to the situation. Those that engage in too many hit-and-runs will not only be out of money, but will also be out of the race with a Game Over.

The primary draw, though, is the snowboarding – after all, it’s in the name. Players get points by passing through slalom gates while grooving to strong drum and bass songs throughout each run – exactly the thing for speeding down at high speeds with the WASD keys guiding you along the way.

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It’s simplistic to the point of being simplistic. While games like Ski Free have perfected the art of simplicity, Horatio’s adventure is a little more uncomfortable. It’s difficult to go through each gate and avoid the numerous green trees due to the camera’s focus and the player’s location.

The typical run isn’t very long, but that doesn’t imply that each one will go off without a hitch. Those who are involved in an unfortunate accident while traveling will be required to pay $100 for a hospital visit before resuming their journey through traffic.

In this manner, Horatio Goes Snowboarding’s pace is a bit off. Most players will want to spend as much time as possible strapped onto a snowboard, but the game’s start and stop nature pulls them away from the action.

There isn’t much in the way of diversity, either. Because levels are created at random, it may be difficult to predict hazards or differentiate across runs. While the inclusion of an Endless Mode is welcome, there could have been more meat on the bone.

Although Horatio Goes Snowboarding has the downhill action – and even the yeti – of Ski Free, the stop-and-start pacing between runs prevents this blue fellow’s run from becoming a new casual classic.

Horatio Goes Snowboarding was reviewed on a computer. The game was downloaded from the internet.

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