Snap! Elk Hunter (previously released as Browning Elk Hunter puts you in the wilds of North America in search of bulls and cows (male and female elk respectively). The game offers four unique settings using actual photography of elk hunting regions in fall and winter seasons. You can bag two-point, three-point, four-point, and even five-point and six-point bulls, but only the trophy bulls will pull in the big money that allows you access to the more expensive locales and better equipment.
The four regions in the game and the cost to hunt in each are Maple Mountain (free), Quakie Slope ($10), Bottom Bend ($20), and Mountain High ($50). Payoffs for bagging elk get larger as you progress up the prime real estate ladder. There are three weapons in the game: the Browning Afterburner Bow, the Browning A-Bolt II .300 Win. Mag., and the Hawken Muzzleloader .54 Cal rifle.
Hunting equipment consists of binoculars, arrows, cartridges, elk scent, a scope, a bugle, and a hunting license. A matrix showing the type of weapon across the top and the type of elk down the left side shows the pay outs for each animal. For example, shooting a three-point bull with the rifle earns you $2. If you shoot the same animal with a muzzleloader you'll get $3 and with the bow, $5. Top prize is for a six-point bull brought down with the bow, for which you'll nab $50.
All the prize money goes to buying equipment and paying your fees into the higher priced regions. The interface is mainly point-and-click with keyboard shortcuts supported. Do you have the patience to wait for the big one -- the six point trophy bull? If you do, you'll be able to mount it on the trophy wall at the Lodge. Good hunting! ~ Michael L. House, All Game Guide
Pentium 166MHz Processor
32MB RAM (128MB for XP)
2MB Hard Disk Space
DirectX compatible Video Card
DirectX compatible Sound Card
Mouse ~ Keith Adams, All Game Guide
|Number of CDs||1|
|Legal Copyright/Trademark Line||©2003 TOPICS Entertainment|
|Included in Package||Installation Card|
|Feature 1||Bring down elk with a rifle, bow, or muzzleloader|
|Feature 2||Lure your prey with elk scent or an elk bugle|
|Feature 3||The bigger the bull, the bigger the reward|
|Feature 4||Use cash earnings to purchase equipment like binoculars|
|Feature 5||Hunt in four outdoor environments set in North America|