Mary King's Riding Star/ Equestriad (Double Pack) (PC CD)
- 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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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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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!
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.
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?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The equestriad disc works fin but the riding star disc does not work just comes up saying code error other disk is great though, so was disappointed when other didn't work was... Read morePublished 20 months ago by emma melvin
i have an xp computer and equestriad plays perfectly fine on it. the graphics are what are so good about it and the cheats are really good fun i really love it!Published on 4 Jan. 2011 by Sandcake
i got really annoyed with equestriad because it always crashed, but then i did the compatibility wizard and it is soo much more fun now. Read morePublished on 29 July 2006 by lyssa