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Mary King's Riding Star/ Equestriad (Double Pack) (PC CD)

Platform : Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows Me
4.4 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

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  • Realistic 3D horse and rider animations including walk, trot, canter, gallop and refusals.
  • Interactive stable area, with a tack room, stall and paddock.
  • Training arena for players to practice their skills.
  • Realistic sound effects and atmospheres
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows 2000 / 98 / NT / Me
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
  • Media: Video Game
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  • ASIN: B00006L78Y
  • Release Date: 25 Oct. 2002
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,581 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)
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Stand in the stirrups of your favourite rider and compete at the highest level, Lucinda Green, Mary King, Matt Ryan, David O'Connor and Vaughan Jeffries, are just a few of the world's best riders featured in this program, along with accurate representations of their horses. Stunning recreations of the world famous Badminton, Burleigh and Kentucky courses, and a special Sydney course designed by Mike Etherington-Smith are available for players to ride in dressage, cross country and show-jumping.

Compete against friends, or the computer in your quest to become World Champion with this fully interactive equestrian simulation. Feed, water and groom your horse before competing in dressage, cross country, show-jumping and a complete three day event on 10 different courses.


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I bought Mary kings riding star and equestriad 2001 I would have to say equestirad is the better of the two games and easier to play. If you love horses and have always wanted to see badminton from the horses view then it's a winner. The controls arnt easy to master and it dose take a lot of hand eye coordination but other then that it's a bit of a laugh the visual effects are great and you get a real sense of competion from the game. Mary kings riding star is confusing and the action graphics are poor compared to equestraid but again not a bad game definitely addictive if you like horses.
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If you are a horse fanatic (just like me) then you will absolutely love this game. You are able to enter competitions at world class level. You are able to become the rider and have complete control over your horse whilst competing in several different competions from beginner to experienced in dressage, show jumping and even cross country. A training arena is available whenever you feel like riding.
As well as riding, you are able to take full responsibility for your horse by looking after its every needs. I mean everything, from feeding and grooming to the job i'm sure none of us look forward to, mucking out.
Overall, it is an excellent game which i believe is as close to "the real thing" as possible. It has entertained me for hours on end and i am sure it will you to.
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Equestriad is excellent and is not a game you can complete very easily. Everthing is realistic and if you are horse mad then this is the game for you. It has the weather, cheats, jockeys, horses and loads more. You can compete in dressage, show jumping and cross-country.
Mary King is not as good because it is not as realistic but this game is still good. Unlike Equestriad you get to do stable management as well as riding. I would definetly reccomend these games to anyone horse mad.
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I am 8 years old, horse mad and absolutely love this game. i could never find a better game about Horses. i sometimes get frustrated at the jumps and the difficulty of the dressage. By the way, we've got Windows XP but the compatability wizard in Accessories sorted that out so it plays fine.
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Equestriad 2001 -- If you can get past the frustration of the repeatingcommentary (I turn the volume off) and the "hiccups" when approachingcertain jumps (it's always the same jumps, I just ride a circle to getpast the hiccup and then go over), it's a game that certainly pays foritself in terms of challenge and enjoyment.
I am running the game on XP(contrary to advise) - I simply ran the compatability wizard (inPrograms/accessories) which downgrades XP to 98 when the game isrunning.
Riding Star - I've only played with it a couple of times - it's hard tobelieve that it's a children's game because it just seemed very confusingand slow moving... I'll take Equestriad over Riding Star anyday!
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My 7-year old loves these games but I had to install Equestriad on an old Pentium III with windows 98.
It DOES say on the box 'not compatible with Windows XP or Pentium 4'
The Mary King game is relatively stable on XP but Equestriad crashes repeatedly.
Works fine on older machines.
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On the Mary King riding star it says...Code assertion failed (null)... i think this is because it doesnt work with a pentium 4 thing! i have XP. could someone help me to work it??...equestriad works but only after I did the compactibility wizard...
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I would like to reveiw on how authentic the feel is for this game.

Firstly, I find that it seems to be a cross controll between the horse and rider seing how it is up to you when it is best to jump and not the horse (unlike barbie and wild horse rescue where you are barbie doing all the comands but not necisarily under full controll).
Then again, you do have to give your horse a push to get them jumping.

secondly, I think this is a highly appropriat game for a novice or in-active horse enthusiast, as althogh it could have more chores to do (all of the regular horsey chores insted of nearly all) it's enough for someone who is learning. A good thing is that you can groom the horse again and again.

I got well tucked into this game first time round as I had the ps1 version as a younger child which was alot of fun with my freinds.

I have a windows XP *sratches head and thinks I HOPE* It runs well but on an odd occasion or two has auto-closed or simply shuddered and mostly in mid-moovement (jumping, changing pace and sometimes in competittion!!! >:-| ). Altough, I blame this on my pc's lack of RAM or decent game card.

Perhaps you have a better PC like the one you are reading this on now?
And perhaps you will enjoy a basic horse game such as Mary King's Riding Star?

ENJOY
lu-lu
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