Breaker wrote:Nagano Winter Olympics 98 for the N64. [...] Perfect for the upcoming winter season!
Weird, this is another one I thought the Critic had reviewed, but I guess he's only done the PS1 version, and that was 21 years ago. More than enough time for a fresh take on a different system!
I have a friend who loves the N64 version and used to play it constantly as a kid.
Speaking of dirt-cheap games that go well with winter, I've been playing Rescue Copter
on the PS1, and that has some challenging snow levels. Really interesting game where you pilot a helicopter to accomplish various tasks -- sort of like Pilotwings, but more practical-minded, and with controls that seem "realistic" (I don't know if they actually are).
Unfortunately it's got one mechanic that's very frustrating (picking up cargo). But otherwise it's pleasant, light fare with a reasonably smooth difficulty curve, and it's fun to try to get a gold medal on every mission.