Thanks Jason, that helps - I completed now Skiquest round 6 (playing with a freezer). What a great skiing game! The 3 different playing modes are outstanding!
Regarding the flags - the right one seems to point in the correct direction always, regardless of its shape (see Skiquest round 5) ?!
Long jumps - got it now: A long jump is only successful if you pull up and down AND land on a landing zone. If you don't land there, the width is shown in the upper right corner, but not added to the total width - and the jump doesn't count at the end. You need luck to cross the ledges, since there is no indication where the next is, and they are placed a bit random. And landing zones are not always behing the ledges.
The little man (the shadow) also occurs, if I just move on the ledges without jumping and in some other cases also. Is this a bug?
Some suggestions for improvements:
a) The highscore list and the challenges list are a bit hard to read (on a TV set). One of the blueish colors is too dark and the characters are rather unclear/obscure. A better readable char set would be nice. The bottom line is difficult to read, especially the score (see screenshot). Also some lines in the two lists are cut at the bottom (the bright lines in the screenshot).
b) The 2 flags at the gates should both point to the same direction, i.e. the direction of the next gate. So it's clear, in which direction they are pointing.
c) It should be possible to select the Skiquest round in the title screen. So you can try later challenge rounds without playing the first rounds again and again. Maybe the challenges should be easier, they are rather difficult from the beginning on.
d) There should be an option to abort a game. Pressing Space, then Start as the manual says, doesn't work.
e) At the bottom of the screen there's room to make the display list longer and place the ski jumper more at the bottom. So you can see earlier, what is ahead of you.
In Skiquest round 6 and 7 challenges list, the displayed number of "challenges required" is one to high, see the screenshot. (But the game logic is correct.)
Thank you for this fantastic game, Jason This time you'll make the 1st or 2nd place at the ABBUC contest, I think.
Edited by StefanD, Wed Aug 8, 2018 2:15 PM.