At the time of writing, the leading horse racing console game for PlayStation, Wii and Xbox has been the G1 Jockey and Gallop Racer series of games, the culmination of which is Champion Jockey.
Champion Jockey: G1 Jockey & Gallop Racer is the spiritual successor of the G1 Jockey and Gallop Racer series, and depicts the Horse Racing universe through a collection of real world races and immersive and intuitive gameplay with simple controls. Through the use of the latest motion controllers on the market, experience what it feels like to be a Jockey!
Pegi Rating: Ages 3 years and over.
- The Jockey Experience: Use the Xbox360 Kinect PlayStationMove or the Wii Remote & Nunchuk to drive your horse, use your whip, jump fences, and experience real life Horse Racing action! In addition to controlling their horse, players must understand it’s unique rhythm, potential, stamina and preferred racing style to truly master the game.
- Real World Inspired Tracks: Race on a total of 19 different tracks inspired by real world horse racing tracks, including American-style tracks focusing primarily on dirt tracks and steeplechases, and traditional turf tracks.
- Accessible “Fun Race Mode”: You don’t need to be a serious Horse Racing fan to race in Champion Jockey. An available “Fun Race Mode” tones down the simulation levels of authenticity to maximize the fun of using motion controls to race horses.
Champion Jockey PS3
“Thought I’d try this game as there are distinct lack of Horse Racing games available. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. Ignoring the very “arcadey” set up, lies a very complex and immersive Jockey experience. The Story mode is well thought out – occasionally the story gets in the way a bit of the gamplay but you can easily skip through the dialogue. The controls are a bit tricky at first but it doesn’t take long to master them.”
Champion Jockey Nintendo Wii
“Procrastinated over whether to buy this. Not exactly into horse racing, but I prefer sport themed games and this is something different from football and cricket! This game is fun. Will keep me amused for a while. As with many Wii games I have played, easy is too easy. Hard is harder, but not impossible to win. You need a challenge, after all, to make it worthwhile in the longer term. Instructions look daunting but it is nothing like as complicated as it seems.”
Champion Jockey Xbox
“Had my doubts at first about it, as I just went straight into racing mode and got well and truely beaten. Soon realised I needed to do the tutorial, abit of a head blag for my first few days, but when I got used to placing my horse well in the first few furlongs, not bumping into others and getting the pace right – it became the most addictive game I’ve ever played.”