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  • Publisher: Vivid Games
  • Genre: Sports
  • Device: iPad
  • Size: 248.2 MB
  • Version: 1.3.0
  • Price: $1.99
  • Average User Rating: 4 (1)
App description: Take command of the snow-covered slopes as you leap into the exciting world of professional ski jumping. Accelerate down the inrun at dangerously high speeds, battle to keep your balance against the powerful, icy wind, then take flight for as you try to beat the worlds best ski jumpers in this invigorating winter sports extravaganza.

A vibrant new addition to Vivid Games million-selling Ski Jumping franchise, Ski Jumping 2012 now includes tournaments, custom events and world cups at over 20 different real-life ski jumping venues.

A choice of different touchscreen and tilt controls put you knee deep in the snow throughout the incredibly realistic and invigorating experience. Guide your jumper down the slope, take off with precision timing and fly with style and grace.

But the Ski Jumping 2012 judges are looking for more than just epic distance. This game requires you to demonstrate a skillful application and control of aerodynamics, followed by an accomplished, agile landing that only a few fearless sky-bound skiers have ever achieved.

Features:
Full 3D visuals.
Retina display and A5 enhancements.
Over 20 real-world ski jumping venues.
Global online leaderboards.
Quick Play, World Cup, Tournaments and more.
Custom events to compete in.
Three different control methods.
Player customization.

Agas's comments:

Following on from the million-selling iOS debut Ski Jumping 2011, the mobile winter sports gaming phenomenon goes fully 3D for the first time in Ski Jumping 2012, delivering all the thrills, skills and danger of professional ski jumping.

Take command of the snow-covered slopes as you leap into the exciting world of professional ski jumping. Accelerate down the inrun at dangerously high speeds, battle to keep your balance against the powerful, icy wind, then take flight for as you try to beat the worlds best ski jumpers in this invigorating winter sports extravaganza.

A vibrant new addition to Vivid Games million-selling Ski Jumping franchise, Ski Jumping 2012 now includes tournaments, custom events and world cups at over 20 different real-life ski jumping venues.

A choice of different touchscreen and tilt controls put you knee deep in the snow throughout the incredibly realistic and invigorating experience. Guide your jumper down the slope, take off with precision timing and fly with style and grace.

But the Ski Jumping 2012 judges are looking for more than just epic distance. This game requires you to demonstrate a skillful application and control of aerodynamics, followed by an accomplished, agile landing that only a few fearless sky-bound skiers have ever achieved.

FEATURES
- Full 3D visuals.
- Retina display and A5 enhancements.
- Over 20 real-world ski jumping venues.
- Global online leaderboards.
- Quick Play, World Cup, Tournaments and more.
- Custom events to compete in.
- Three different control methods.
- Player customization.






12-23-2011, 05:02 AM
#2
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Norway
Posts: 84
I've been looking for a good ski jump "simulator" and this one seems to do the job. I just wish it had a tutorial.

12-23-2011, 11:09 AM
#3
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Thailand
Posts: 76
Just downloaded, looking good - but no tutorial??? Just try to figure out how to get qualified in the quick jump for second round....will post when i figured the system of the game out.
12-23-2011, 08:55 PM
#4
Joined: Sep 2011
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 472
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This looks utterly brilliant. Wow. They should do a Winter Games one
12-23-2011, 09:39 PM
#5
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,146
Nice video...unless you happened to need to know anything about the gameplay.
12-24-2011, 12:04 AM
#6
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gabrien View Post
Nice video...unless you happened to need to know anything about the gameplay.
lol yeah, impressions anyone? From what I can infer, it's basically the same as the last one with improved graphics and some nifty new features? I grabbed the last one before because it was free, and it felt a little shallow to me. (well, all you do is jump after all)
12-24-2011, 01:35 PM
#7
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Thailand
Posts: 76
Unplayable.
Got my jumper to 100 % skills, jumps with 95% in all departments let you be 23rd or something like that after the 1st round. Funny, you can win 3 or 4 events especially at the start of the season but then you are done, whatever you try. Had one jump all parameters 100% - was 9th after the 1st round?????

My equipment is just above 10% now - seems like you must play 20 seasons to get them up, don't know if you have any more chances then (my best result was in the 2nd season, skill 30%).

No tutorial, unbalanced gameplay, impossible to win on EASY. Maybe after you have this In app purchase done to max everything out? In app - love them http://forums.toucharcade.com/images/smilies/frown.gif
I am done for now, no fun. Pop in again when i see an update in my Itunes....
12-24-2011, 07:05 PM
#8
Any more videos with this app ?
Thanks in advance.
12-28-2011, 03:34 AM
#9
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 13
Good game.

Tutorials:
- START jumping with touch (be careful that wind arrow is GREEN)
- before take off keep jumper in green area (press gently R or L button to balance him)
- takeoff with pressing R and L at the same time (in green area)
- during jump balance player (press gently R or L button to balance him)
- Landing - press R and L at the same time (in green area)



Missing more ski equipment, and some scenes when you win.. more statistics. Custom cup with more than one ski jump..
12-28-2011, 10:14 PM
#10
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 188
Any idea how the accelerometer controls work? I keep crashing no matter how I twist or turn. Gyroscope controls would be great.