Namco has posted the first gameplay video for their upcoming Alpine Racer for the iPhone.

Apple was demoing the game at a press event. According to PocketGamer.co.uk the game will be a 3D SSX-style snowboarding/skiing game blending racing and tricks. Accelerometer to steer along with on screen buttons. The game is expected for release as early as Friday.

In the meanwhile, enjoy the video:

  • rich_952000

    Wow, that's alot better looking than I had imagined. Touch and tilt controls both, that's a plus and surprising from Namco!

  • russiaone

    This looks not-so-hot. Perhaps Namco should work alongside the guys that are really doing great work on the platform to see how to make magic happen. And I bet they're going to charge a premium. Please.

  • rich_952000

    Wow, that's alot better looking than I had imagined. Touch and tilt controls both, that's a plus and surprising from Namco!

  • russiaone

    This looks not-so-hot. Perhaps Namco should work alongside the guys that are really doing great work on the platform to see how to make magic happen. And I bet they're going to charge a premium. Please.

  • jaytee

    please let this game be good

    i'd love to have an arcade style snowboarder—the ssx series is the only snowboarding games i've ever liked, and they are actually some of my favorite games ever.

  • jaytee

    please let this game be good

    i'd love to have an arcade style snowboarder—the ssx series is the only snowboarding games i've ever liked, and they are actually some of my favorite games ever.

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  • Dave

    Looked rather boring. I didn't see anything ssx-like other than the fact there was snow on the ground and people on skis. No jumps, no crazy races.

    Ssx would be truly welcomed on the iPhone and this video proves it would be possible.

  • Dave

    Looked rather boring. I didn't see anything ssx-like other than the fact there was snow on the ground and people on skis. No jumps, no crazy races.

    Ssx would be truly welcomed on the iPhone and this video proves it would be possible.

  • Dekon

    it's jupst a port of the old arcade game "alpine racer"
    http://www.fillmoregames.com/machines/alpine_racer2_dx.jpg

  • Dekon

    it's jupst a port of the old arcade game "alpine racer"
    http://www.fillmoregames.com/machines/alpine_racer2_dx.jpg

  • RedStaR

    SSX like?
    I really wish you guys could make one review one a new addition to the platform without automatically comparing it to another title.

    Awhile back a guy asked here in the forums "why every game that appears has to be called a clone of another game?"

    well this is why

  • RedStaR

    SSX like?
    I really wish you guys could make one review one a new addition to the platform without automatically comparing it to another title.

    Awhile back a guy asked here in the forums "why every game that appears has to be called a clone of another game?"

    well this is why

  • Jt

    ^what would you have them do? "this game is one hundred percent unique, there is nothing like it and it cannot be explained. Please purchase it."

  • Jt

    ^what would you have them do? "this game is one hundred percent unique, there is nothing like it and it cannot be explained. Please purchase it."

  • concrete_d

    Jt: Alpine Racer was an arcade game that existed long before SSX. That could have been mentioned instead of comparing it to SSX.

    Game looks decent, hopefully it won't be too expensive. But looking at other Namco iPhone games, it probably will be.

  • concrete_d

    Jt: Alpine Racer was an arcade game that existed long before SSX. That could have been mentioned instead of comparing it to SSX.

    Game looks decent, hopefully it won't be too expensive. But looking at other Namco iPhone games, it probably will be.

  • Constable Odo

    jt you are so funny and so right. It's like any game that appears on the iPhone is: "Been there, done that." It looks like so and so game but that game was far, far better. It definitely hard to get a gauge on game quality when one person says it looks good, another person says it sucks. How does any developer manage to build a game that pleases everyone. Oh, this game is too hard. Are you crazy, I beat this game in five minutes. How many games have been made over the past 20 years. 10,000 maybe? It would be very, very difficult to create a game that has never been done in some form. Why is a similar-looking game so hard to fathom. The iPhone platform has been around for less than a year. How fast is development usually done on a platform? Based on the the PSP and DS game development, would the iPhone games be considered coming along at a decent rate or not? Just curious.

  • Constable Odo

    jt you are so funny and so right. It's like any game that appears on the iPhone is: "Been there, done that." It looks like so and so game but that game was far, far better. It definitely hard to get a gauge on game quality when one person says it looks good, another person says it sucks. How does any developer manage to build a game that pleases everyone. Oh, this game is too hard. Are you crazy, I beat this game in five minutes. How many games have been made over the past 20 years. 10,000 maybe? It would be very, very difficult to create a game that has never been done in some form. Why is a similar-looking game so hard to fathom. The iPhone platform has been around for less than a year. How fast is development usually done on a platform? Based on the the PSP and DS game development, would the iPhone games be considered coming along at a decent rate or not? Just curious.

  • Capone

    Okay, played the demo version of Alpine Racer. It's only one race in time trial, but it's fun when using tilt control. Nontheless the game doesn't look really polished. I would buy the full game for, let's say, 99 ct.

  • Capone

    Okay, played the demo version of Alpine Racer. It's only one race in time trial, but it's fun when using tilt control. Nontheless the game doesn't look really polished. I would buy the full game for, let's say, 99 ct.