Until recently I did not know that Red Bull Crashed Ice is an extreme winter sport. The object is to skate downhill as fast as you can on a track a bit like a bob-sleigh run. It is not quite as simple as going downhill fast as on the way there are steep turns and jumps. Competitors wear ice hockey type outfits to protect themselves.
Now you can experience the fun at home in the Red Bull Crashed Ice Kinect Game. You get to pick an avatar and skate downhill madly in your own living room.
You can choose an avatar from actual competitors of the Red Bull Crashed Ice Championships or just use your own choice. They are all fairly dumpy in appearance due to the padding. Once you have chosen your character you stand at the starting gate and in order to get moving you need to swing your arms madly as fast as you can. The faster you swing your arms the faster you go.
It is not quite as simple as just swinging your arms as there are obstacles on the way that you need to duck under and jump over. You can also grab stars to gain power ups. Achieving high scores lets you get extra equipment for your avatar like helmets, t-shirts and so on.
The game is quite good fun especially the two player version. It gives you quite a good work out and my son and I had a good laugh playing it. It is not a game that we would keep returning to play. There are only a few levels so it can easily be completed in an afternoon. Having said that it is only 400 points on the xbox market place (£5) so it is good value for what you get.
Disclosure: I was sent a code in order to try the game to do an honest review. I was not told what to write and my opinions are my own.