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Global Star Signs 'Final Stretch: Horse Racing Sim'

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 1:36 p.m. PDT

Today Global Star Software announced plans to release Final Stretch: Horse Racing Sim for the PC. Developed by Cyanide Studios and already a popular title in Europe, Global Star Software currently plans to release Final Stretch in the summer of 2003, and is perfect for horse racing enthusiasts as well as casual horse enthusiasts.

Playing upon the rich tradition of raising, racing, and betting on thoroughbred steeds, the game allows the player to experience every facet of professional horse racing, from being a horse stable owner, a jockey or an eager audience member betting on race results. The player will be able to build the ultimate stable from the ground up, utilizing every tool of the trade, from worker residences to professionally outfitted stables. They will also be able to take the reins of a powerful thoroughbred and challenge the pack in breathtaking 3D environments, complete with authentic grounds and surrounding features loyal to their global location, with unique weather conditions. Also, the player can visit any of the in-game race tracks and keep their distinctive environment and layout qualities in mind as bookies and horse racing magazines offer advice on picking a sure fire winner.

Features:

  • Experience every facet of the professional horse racing world, from building and managing a champion stable, to analyzing horse and placing bets on their performance, to climbing into the saddle of a thoroughbred animal and racing in glorious 3D
  • Visit any of over 100 tracks around the world, each with its own unique layout and conditions accurate to its part of the world, and challenge for the prize in Trot and Gallop races in 9 different Countries, each with up to 10 different cities, providing extensive and varying game play options
  • Varying track conditions with dirt, sand and grass, all with real weather conditions and climate changes which will affect how you approach any particular race
  • Decide where the Smart money should go by getting inside tips from the bookmakers, read some tips in the Horse Magazines, or by just picking a lucky number
  • Build the ultimate world class stable from the ground up, upgrade your buildings, and staff your stables carefully so your champions live in the best surroundings possible, so they will be Race Ready when the gate bell rings
  • Virtually every aspect of your race day team is customizable: Manage your jockey’s and Horses down to fine details such as Horseshoe Quality and diet, even pick unique color combinations for your Jockey

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