Fly away in DSJ3
From Finnish developer Mediamond and Jussi Koskela comes the Deluxe Ski Jump series. While the fourth game in the series is released, we take a look back in time, in Deluxe Ski Jump 3.
Perfect upwind: Lucky with the wind conditions, doesn’t happen everytime!
Someone up there?: It’s actually some meters up there…
The game is very small at 3 megabytes and doesn’t take long time to download from the games homesite of Mediamond. Then soon you’re ready to start jumping. The games physics is pretty amazing for such a small game and it will keep you occupied a long time. When jumping you can really feel like you’re in the game and it shows that games like RTL Skijumping (reviewed earlier on this site) who is bigger and has more marketing potential, really isn’t that good.
The best gets points: When competing against good jumpers, it can be really tricky to finish in a high position.
You will have a lot more fun in this game i think. You have the opportunity to jump long world cups in a lot of hills and you can choose to jump as a lot of jumpers, as many as you wish actually. You can also add real jumpers in the game, as the game has no limit for how many jumpers you can make. The graphics and sounds isn’t really something to comment on, as it is pretty bad, but in this game it doesn’t matter as much when the gameplay is so good.
Perfect Telemark!: Yeaah, i’m guessing a 20×3.
Deluxe Ski Jump 3 (2004) (Version 1.7.0 released in 2008)
Graphics: Not the game’s strongest card, as it’s pretty boring. The first game in 3D in the Deluxe Ski Jump series is anyways a lot better than the graphics from DSJ2. 2/10
Audio: The game’s audio is almost no existing so it’s better to just turn it off. What’s there is pretty poor. 1/10
Gameplay: Very fun indeed. You can sit a long time playing this game, because it gets you addicted. When entering real jumper names and playing world cups, this game is the ace of skijumping games. 8/10
Controls: Difficult for beginners, but as you get the drive of it, you will get better. Soon you will be setting a Telemark landing after 300 meters. The mouse is what you use in this game and I couldn’t have been done much better. Almost perfect. . 9/10
Overall Score: Difficult to set this game up against others in the graphics and audio department, but if we do it will get a pretty bad rating. If you look at the gameplay and controls, it’s great. You shouldn’t play this game if graphics is so important for you and if you must have great sounds to set the mood. If you are a skijumping fan and don’t mind taking your time to add real skijumpers in the game, this is the game for you. I promise, you will get addicted! 7/10