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FAQ by bodo_parkour

Version: 1.00 | Updated: 08/23/07

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                                   Slalom
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                                   Slalom
                         Nintendo Entertainment System
                               FAQ/Walkthrough
                                Version  1.00
                               By Bodo_parkour
                           http://www.gamefaqs.com


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Table of Contents
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1. Introduction
2. Version History
3. Game Basics
4. Controls
5. Strategies
6. Conclusion


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 1. Introduction
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This is my FAQ for a small skiing simulator called "Slalom" released for the
NES in 1986. It's fun little game, and will keep you hooked for ages should you
start playing. If you find anything wrong with my FAQ, or want some extra help,
email me (my email address can be found in the conclusion of this FAQ).

Enjoy the guide :) !


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 2. Version History
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Version 1.00 - 23rd August 2007 - 7kb
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First public version. All sections complete.


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 3. Game Basics
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In "Slalom", you take control of a skiier on one of three different mountain
ranges:

   "Snowy Hill" - The easiest and most basic set of courses. Also the least
                  amount of opposing skiiers
   "Mt. Nasty"  - The medium level set of courses. More opposing skiiers than
                  Snowy Hill, and less than Steep Peak.
   "Steep Peak" - The most advanced set of courses. The hills are mobbed with
                  other skiiers, making it harder to avoid them and also the
                  obstacles.

After you select which mountain range you'd like to ski on, you'll start a
practise course. This is to accustom you to the controls and the gameplay
mechanics. You have to ski down the slope, going in between two flags that
appear at periodic intervals. Other skiiers will be going down the slope too,
and bumping into them will cause your skiier to fall off his skis, and end up
in the snow. It takes your skiier aa couple of seconds to climb back up and
keep going, which wastes valuable time. There is a timer at the top, and you
have to beat each course in less than 1 minute 15 seconds to proceed. On each
mountain range, there are endless courses, all with progressively more skiiers
and some nasty obstacles designed to slow you down.

   Skiiers - These move from left to right and come at you from all directions.
             Avoid these by staying as far away as them as you can, and if
             they're going through a set of flags at the same time as you,
             perhaps causing a collision, speed up and take the flags first.
   Trees   - These small trees are seen from a distance, so it shouldn't be too
             hard to avoid them.
   Snowmen - Snowmen are the hardest obstacles to avoid, being the same colour
             as the snow. When you do see them, veer round them with as much
             distance as possible, as touching them will make your skiier take
             even longer to get back on his skis should he fall off.

Pressing the SELECT button at the Level select screen will activate two player
mode. Plug in a second controller and have the first player select the level.
Now, the first and the second player have a race, similar to the one player
levels, to pass through all the flags in the quickest time.

At the top of the screen is a bar. This is what is looks like and what info
it displays:
             _______________________________________________________
            /  Km/H                PLAYER 1                  TIME   \
            \   1.  _________________________________________  2.   /
             \______|S______O______________________________F|______/

 The 1. underneath the Km/H shows your current speed. The 2. underneath the 
 TIME displays the amount of time you have left to complete the course. At the
 bottom of the meter is a bar that shows you how far through the course you
 are. The S on the left symbolises 'Start' and the F on the right symbolises
 'Finish'. The O moves from left to right as you progress through the course.


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 4. Controls
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Game Controls
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            Directional pad up - Speed up
          Directional pad down - Slow down
  Directional pad left + right - Move left and right
                  START button - Pause and unpause game
                 SELECT button - Not used
                      A button - Not used
                      B button - Not used

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Menu Controls
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               Directional pad - Highlight option
                  START button - Select option
                 SELECT button - Select 2 player mode
                      A button - Not used
                      B button - Not used


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 5. Strategies
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Spend less time getting back up
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If you are knocked down, press Down on the directional pad just after being
knocked into the air, and your skiier will stand back up quicker than usual.

Use the opposing direction to steady yourself
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If you are moving left too quickly, when you just let go of the button, your
skiier will continue to slide left for a few seconds. To stop this from
happening, press the right button quickly, to make your skiier slide in a
straight line. This also works from right to left.

Control your speed
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Go as fast as possible on straight, obstacleless sections. This will make up
for time you'll lose when going slowly on harder parts of the course. Some
sections you'll find a lot easier if you aren't going at 100kmph. Trust me.


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 6. Conclusion
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This guide may only be used on the following sites:

 www.gamefaqs.com
 www.gamespot.com
 www.neoseeker.com
 www.honestgamers.com

This guide is (c) 2007 bodo_parkour.

bodo_parkour [at] hotmail [dot] co [dot] uk

This file was written to help out with the GameFAQs NES FAQ Completion Project.
That's another game ticked off the list.

The FAQ completion project site can be found at http://faqs.retronintendo.com/

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