Here's a novelty. Take part in the Grand National! This simple viewed-from-
First, though, you have to decide whether you'd like a three, five or ten year game and spend the £10.000 you're given on a horse. Any remaining monies after the purchase can be gambled on the race (betting on your own horse is a good idea).
The idea then is to work your way up through the pack by going faster than the other horses but without exhausting your horse. Speed and energy indicators are on opposite sides of the screen and the game really revolves around keeping these two balanced until you can go flat out for the line a few fences from the finish.
To keep you on your toes as you race round, you have to hit the fire button at the correct time to force your horse to jump and clear the fences. Finish a race in the top four and you'll ear some money. At the end of the game you'll want to have amassed as much of the green stuff as possible.
This is very simple stuff. There's almost no depth to the game and although it's quite playable it's not likely to keep you interested for much more than an hour.