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This is the time of year up here in North America where winter is knocking on our door. And with winter comes winter sports – and mini game compilations about winter sports, like Winter Stars.
There are 10 sports in this compilation, from skiing to curling to figure skating. There are three modes available.
The first mode is single player mode where you go through a chart, completing in cups and taking on challenges. With every victory in the cup or every challenge completed, more challenges and/or cups are unlocked
However, there are too many points where in order to progress, I had to win the cup, and in order to do that, I had to win almost every event. With some events, like Downhill Racing, it’s easy, but with other events like Ski Flying (Ski Jump) and Figure Skating, the controls were imprecise. They forced me into last place, I lost the cup, and I had to play the events all over again – and again, and again.
Forcing players to play the same sets of sports many times over doesn’t make a game fun; it makes it frustrating. This is the biggest headache I got from the game.
Other modes include a practice run for any event, or Multiplayer Mode where you can play any cup in Single player mode with up to one other person (I would’ve liked to see a four player multiplayer mode)
Winter Stars is a good compilation and fun to play, but it has control issues, and the “win and unlock” feature in the single player mode annoyed me so much that I probably will not hand out money for this game. RENT IT.