Arctic Thunder is a fast-paced, battle-intensive snowmobile racing game that pushes the limits on speed, as well as hand-to-hand and weapon combat. Armed with an arsenal of weapons to choose from (atomic snowballs, proximity missiles and super attacks), the characters in Arctic Thunder possess unique skills and personalities matched with their own custom snowmobiles. Choose from racing veterans – Agent 5, Candy, Dirty McKurdy, Mai Zhou Lin, Ponzo and Willie Quinn – or unlock more than ten additional hidden characters.
In addition to the high-speed, over-the-top races, Arctic Thunder also features a multiplayer battle arena mode, where two to four players battle head-to-head in an enclosed ice arena. Players must use an array of explosive weaponry and strategic weapon combat tactics in order to destroy their opponents.
“Arctic Thunder is the only action-packed snowmobile racing game with weapon and hand-to-hand combat slated for future-generation systems,” said Justin Heber, Managing Director, Midway Games Ltd. “The impressive graphics and combat elements of this fast and furious game make Arctic Thunder incredibly fun to play.”
Race through 12 wild, nail-biting courses, each with a unique setting. Choose from six open courses: Blizzard in DC, Lost Himalayan City, Chernobyl Meltdown, Swiss Alps, Haunted Forest or Alaskan Pipeline. Players can also unlock up to six hidden tracks: Sports Arena, Logging Camp, UFO, China, Atlantis and Theme Park. Throughout the game, players can perform tricks to get points to upgrade their sled to pave their way to victory.
Weapons – Use weapon power-ups such as atomic snowballs, proximity missiles, super attack, snowbombs and more
Hand-to-Hand Combat – Punch and kick opponents off their snowmobiles
Additional Power-ups – Collect boosts for speed, shields for defense and health power-ups
Twelve Tracks – Six open including Alaskan Pipeline and Blizzard in DC, and six hidden
Fifteen Plus Characters – Six released including Willie Q., Candy and Agent 5, with more than ten hidden
Tricks – Perform cool tricks while getting major air to gain points and upgrade the sled throughout the game
Upgrade Shop – Increase the snowmobile’s power, the number, strength and accuracy of power-ups
Battle Arena – Battle head-to-head on several unique enclosed ice arenas (PlayStation®2 – two players, Xbox – two to four players)
Amazing Air – Jump off edges of cliffs into lushly detailed worlds
Six Different Modes – Race, Points, Battle Arena, Upgrade Shop, Training and Arcade