The Chronicle of the Horse
MagazineNewsHorse SportsHorse CareCOTH StoreVoicesThe Chronicle UntackedDirectoriesMarketplaceDates & Results
 
Results 1 to 17 of 17
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun. 15, 2006
    Location
    rolling hills of southern Indiana
    Posts
    1,228

    Default Any horsey or equestrain games for a Wii??

    Oh c'mon. . I've got to make the big Christmas gift fun for me too!!
    Willow Run Connemaras
    Home of: "Willow Boy" (*Chiltern Colm ex *Sillbridge Miranda by Thunderbolt)
    ~Irish Connemara Ponies for Sport and Pleasure~
    www.willowrunconnemaras.com



  2. #2
    Join Date
    May. 16, 2008
    Posts
    581

    Default

    Yes, there is an annoying, frustrating one called My Horse and Me.



  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun. 15, 2006
    Location
    rolling hills of southern Indiana
    Posts
    1,228

    Default

    annoying?? Well, I certainly don't want that!! Anything fun. . like STADIUM SHOW JUMPING???
    Willow Run Connemaras
    Home of: "Willow Boy" (*Chiltern Colm ex *Sillbridge Miranda by Thunderbolt)
    ~Irish Connemara Ponies for Sport and Pleasure~
    www.willowrunconnemaras.com



  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul. 28, 2004
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    500

    Default Horse Club

    Just saw one called Horse Club (I think that's what it was). My niece said it was new.



  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct. 20, 2005
    Posts
    2,805

    Default

    I have heard there is a horse racing one, but it's currently only available in Europe and Australia.
    It's a uterus, not a clown car. - Sayyedati



  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec. 10, 2002
    Location
    WA, USA
    Posts
    318

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by GilbertsCreeksideAcres View Post
    Yes, there is an annoying, frustrating one called My Horse and Me.
    My mom has that one, haven't tried playing it yet though. Have played Horsez 2 though...talk about lame...



  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct. 25, 2008
    Posts
    60

    Default

    Petz Horses2 is the only one i know of
    Crayola Posse: RedViolet

    "Horses - If God made anything more beautiful, he kept it for himself"



  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb. 13, 2005
    Location
    Columbus, OH
    Posts
    6,795

    Default

    It's not really HR, but the yoga and balance stuff is really good for your riding. Or at least the reverse is true--I'm the only rider in my family and although I am definitely *not* in the best physical shape of anyone in the family, I kick their butts at the yoga and balance stuff.
    ________________________
    Resident COTH saddle nerd. (CYA: Not a pro, just a long-time enthusiast!)
    http://twitter.com/jenlmichaels



  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar. 19, 2003
    Location
    Palestine, TX
    Posts
    2,565

    Default

    My niece got some Barbie Horse Adventure game. Probably not what you're looking for...
    *#~*#~*#~*#~*
    Proud Momma of *Capital Kiss* and Bottle Rocket!



  10. #10
    Join Date
    May. 3, 2006
    Posts
    11,568

    Default

    We bought a Wii for Christmas and got some games to keep the grandchildren entertained and including one called "Imagine - Champion Rider"

    Basically its a nauseating American slapper who gets to compete in an endurance race, make friends with wild mustangs, carry out herbal treatments for ill horses and become something akin to the horse whisperer but with boobs like Barbie!

    My 5 year old grand daughter pronounced it "total rubbish" after about 20 minutes.

    So I took a good look and had a play with it and I've got to say I absolutely agree with her! I just got really frustrated at being unable to steer the damn thing!!! (how the heck do I drive teams of horses! I couldn't even manage to make the woman walk towards this thing and then when I did get her on board I couldn't steer the stupid horse and it kept rearing!)

    It starts with an hilarious warning that you really shouldn't consider yourself able to look after a horse, carry out veterinary treatment or ride in the light of being able to play the game!

    I guess you can add that on to your list of "don't waste your money"
    Last edited by Thomas_1; Dec. 30, 2008 at 02:33 PM.



  11. #11
    Join Date
    Mar. 13, 2007
    Location
    California
    Posts
    334

    Default

    Out now:
    Gallop and Ride
    http://www.gamestop.com/Catalog/Prod...oduct_id=72717
    (graphics don't look as puke-worthy as other horse games I've seen)

    Petz: Horsez Club
    http://www.gamestop.com/Catalog/Prod...oduct_id=72193
    (and I wonderz whyz girl gamers aren't taken seriously)

    Pet: Horsez 2
    http://www.gamespot.com/wii/strategy/horsez2/index.html
    (PASS.)

    My Horse & Me
    http://www.amazon.com/My-Horse-Me-Ni...ef=pd_sim_vg_1
    (Baaaad 3-D horses. Bad.)

    Barbie Horse Adventures: Riding Camp
    http://www.gamestop.com/Catalog/Prod...oduct_id=71857
    (looks very....pink)

    Not horses but might be interesting:
    Pro Bull Riders: Out of the Chute
    http://www.gamestop.com/Catalog/Prod...oduct_id=72599

    Not out yet/not out yet in US:

    My Horse & Me 2
    http://www.gamespot.com/wii/sports/m...me2/index.html
    (Icky bad 3-D horses. Can't seem to find the wii version on any US retailer sites. Not a big loss.)

    Winning Post 7 Maximum 2008
    http://www.gamespot.com/wii/sports/w...008/index.html
    (Horse racing, should be a good one. Only in Japan so far)

    G1 Jockey Wii 2008
    http://www.gamespot.com/wii/sports/g...008/index.html
    (Racing, Japan only so far)

    Family Jockey
    http://www.gamespot.com/wii/sports/f...key/index.html
    (Horse Racing, looks, eh. Japan only)

    G1 Jockey Wii
    http://www.gamespot.com/wii/sports/g1jockey4/index.html
    (racing, came out in Japan last year. Graphics look sucky next to the 2008 version.)

    Imagine Champion Rider
    http://www.gamespot.com/wii/sports/i...der/index.html
    (looks like an EU release so far. )

    Ellen Whitaker's Horse Life
    http://www.gamespot.com/wii/sports/e...ife/index.html
    (looks like EU only so far, not a big loss, graphics on the trailer were pretty sucky.)



  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jun. 1, 2007
    Posts
    2,321

    Default

    I like the cow riding one that comes with the Wii Sport You ride a cow and race to knock over scarecrows It's fun!!! Hee heee. I think it's just the tutorial more than anything, but so far that's all I've had time to play

    Waiting for the yoga and pilates to come in so I can start that



  13. #13
    Join Date
    Nov. 9, 2005
    Location
    uk
    Posts
    15,268

    Default

    the best one i have seen is pippa funnel show jumping game



  14. #14
    Join Date
    Jun. 12, 2008
    Posts
    132

    Default

    I got a Wii for Christmas. I was all excited to get My Horse & Me. (and yes, I am an adult!) Then I wanted to stick pencils in my eyes. Family is all happy I have a horse game and I can't steer the stupid thing for beans and am ready to throw Wii remote through TV. Yup, stick with the Cow racing game on Wii Play!!



  15. #15
    Join Date
    Oct. 3, 2007
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    5,011

    Default

    Another thumbs down for My Horse and Me! Got it for my daughter's birthday in May and neither one of us has ever been able to steer the stupid horse past the first level. It's horrible and frustrating! (or we are both idiots )



  16. #16
    Join Date
    Oct. 30, 2006
    Posts
    3,381

    Default

    Steering in My Horse & Me is a little tricky. Make sure you are tipping the controller/nunchuk back instead of just pulling it back like you might a real horse.

    I think that game is pretty cool. But it drives me ABSOLUTELY, COMPLETELY, WHOLLY INSANE that the horse is ALWAYS on the wrong lead!! GAHHH! And if you canter across the diagonal he will swap BACK to the wrong lead again!!! All the research & development they put into that game and they couldn't get that right...
    Quote Originally Posted by barka.lounger View Post
    u get big old crop and bust that nags ass the next time it even slow down.

    we see u in gp ring in no time.



  17. #17
    Join Date
    Jan. 19, 2001
    Location
    Shanghai, PRC
    Posts
    2,497

    Default

    The only quality horse games I've ever seen for any system are the racing games, and I would be _very_ surprised if G1 Jockey ever makes another appearance in the US. Gallop Racer has historically done a bit better & has gone through several iterations on the PS1 & PS2 that have seen US releases in addition to Japanese & Euro releases.

    They don't put lots of 'research & development' into titles like 'My Horse and Me' or 'Barbie's Pony Adventures' (I mean, really) - they're small potatoes compared to games that actually make a big impact on the bottom line. Atari is a bit of a disaster anyways, and certainly not a company with any sort of history with equine titles. Tecmo and Koei are the companies that have a demonstrated ability to put out quality horsey series (of a racing variety), but the Koei games haven't garnered the attention to justify translations & ports to the US. G1 Jockey 3 was it, but I don't think it did fantastically. It's a niche title & costs a pretty penny for a last gen title if you want to track down a new/unused copy now.
    Unfortunately China is very hard to change ... Unless an enormous whip beats her on the back, it will never change. Such a whip is bound to come, I think. Lu Xun



Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 2
    Last Post: Sep. 8, 2010, 09:07 PM
  2. Replies: 3
    Last Post: Aug. 6, 2010, 08:50 AM
  3. Hanover Equestrain Center
    By onthefence in forum Off Course
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: Feb. 23, 2010, 09:21 AM
  4. Replies: 5
    Last Post: Jun. 21, 2009, 05:23 PM
  5. Replies: 103
    Last Post: Oct. 12, 2006, 07:45 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
randomness