Rider's World is the latest game that allows younger gamers to
engage in a variety of realistic horse orientated activities that is
definitely suited for the girl gamer. The titles allow the player to
create their own characters from the colours of the outfits they
wear to the various saddles and riding gear to give them a sense of
ownership to game and help draw them into the amazing world of horse
Rider's World - I want to Ride allows players to own their own
virtual horse or pony and engage in the daily activities such caring
for their horse and even riding them. Activities such as feeding and
grooming will teach gamers the basics of owning a horse and through
the interaction of a virtual instructor, the gamer will eventually
be able to ride their horse through the magnificent 3D environment.
you progress through the game, players are awarded with new outfits,
horses and even new settings where they can ride their horse. The
title also features a plethora of mini-games that will keep children
of all ages entertained for hours upon hours.
Many breeds of horses to choose
from, including Palominos and Shetland ponies.
Explore stables, fields and forests
with your four-legged friend.
Your friendly riding instructor is
always by your side to guide and reward you.
Win new riding outfits and new
horses as you play lots of fun mini-games: obstacle races,
scavenger hunts, jumping competitions and time trials.
Rider's World - I Want to Jump allows the slightly older gamer to
race their horse over 20 international tracks in an extremely
realistic and entertaining races. I want to Jump also allows the
player to compete against their friends via split screen and once
again allows gamers to create their own virtual avatar.
The title also offers three different gameplay modes that include
arcade (racing against AI opponents), time attack (challenge the
clock) and multiplayer with up to four players via split screen.
Create your very own character:
Various outfits, saddles, riding gear, breaches, etc. to choose
3 different game modes to explore:
Arcade, Time Attack, and Multiplayer (with up to 4 players via
Collect power-ups, jump over
obstacles and discover secret shortcuts.
A wide range of different
soundtracks for each course.
Last but not least is Rider's World - I want to Race that features
similar traits from the previous titles, however introduces a new
mission mode that has the gamer completing a variety of entertaining
challenges in order to progress through the game. I want to Race is
once again aimed at the slightly older gamer that will give gamers
hours upon hours of entertainment.
Graphically, the Rider's World series is a visual treat on the PC
that contain high resolution graphics and realistic gaming
environments that not only immersed my niece but also this gamer.
The developers have really given the player a sense of speed as they
race through the various tracks and obstacles in an attempt to make
the most realistic horse game on the market.
with the graphics, the sound effects are perfect for this title
which feature realistic horse sounds such as neighing, galloping and
even the subtle sounds of the background environments.
conclusion, I must commend QVS for their line of new "non-violent"
games that are definitely extremely hard to find in these days with
first person shooters that not only alienate girl gamers but fills
in an already crowded genre. Definitely great family fun at a great