Girls Horse Club Blog

PREVIEW: My Horse and Me

Published by • Feb 26th, 2008 • Category: Fun & Games, Previews & Reviews

Last month GHC was contacted by someone representing Atari to tell us about a new horse game that may interest you. They sent this info:

My Horse and MePRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Delivering all the excitement and fun of the equestrian life, from sports and leisure riding to horse care, My Horse and Me is a unique gaming experience for anyone with an interest or passion for horses. The game features the most accurate horse models and animations yet realized in a video game, alongside a richly rewarding game play experience, all set against a beautiful backdrop of charming indoor and outdoor environments.

The Championship mode lets the player take part in competitions at indoor and outdoor locations around the globe ranging from rustic stables and classical riding schools to world-class tournament locations. A series of fun mini-games offer a variety of game play experiences alongside rewarding horse care game play and extensive customization.

PRODUCT FEATURES

  • The only horse game with the official FEI license
  • The only horse game to offer official tracks and official leagues (including some bonus cinematics) in game
  • Ability to manage every aspect of the character day (feeding, grooming & stable management)
  • Varied gameplay (dialogues, time management, minigames and the tutorial aspect)
  • Ability to play in first or third person view
  • Multiplayer mode (alternative play) will be implemented
  • Replay of your courses can be watched with or without the trainer comments
  • Players can take pictures during the game and print them from her/his computer

I have not played the game so can’t say what makes it different or better than the other horse games out there. The description says it’s ‘a unique gaming experience’ but the features sound similar to games like Equestrian Challenge, which also has licensed courses (Adelaide, Kentucky, Badminton, and Burghley) so I’m not really buying some of their claims…

But regardless of that, it looks beautifully done and they’ve put together a good website. (UPDATE: looks like the website is no longer available). It’s available for Windows PC, Nintendo DS and Wii (which could be great fun if the controls actually function like reins). For horse girls who can’t get enough of games like this, it may be worth a try.

Have you played My Horse and Me? Please rate it: [ratings]

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  1. eohhh!!! looks interesting! anyone here played/have/used it yet?

  2. I saw it… It looks geat! Anyone know if it works on Xbox?

  3. tash: I have it for my DS! It is VERY fun!

  4. I’ve been to the website and it looks pretty cool.

  5. ummm I might beg mum for it on cmputer or DS.

    Jeanna: I have a PS2 and a few horse games for it and find that it’s quite hard on PS and Xboxes so I usally get it on computer, sometimes DS.

  6. Tori is it the same as any other horse game on ds fast to win and freezes a lot