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Water Ski 3D
By Alligata
Commodore 64

Published in Commodore User #18

Water Ski 3D

The waterlogged version of Night Driver or Pole Position, is like a gust of fresh, salty air.

The speedboat and tag-along skier are directly in front of you, obeying not only the promptings of your joystick but also centrifugal forces. As you race along, marker buoys show the way ahead while rocks and mountains scroll across the screen to aid the impression of skimming around a circuit. The engine roars as you open the throttle but it's the wash of the sea spray whenever you "heel" into the briny that provides the right atmosphere.

Two shortcomings could cause irritation. The pixels along the edge of the sea shimmer and crashes are marked by an explosion which looks a bit pathetic. That apart, it's chart material.