Adventure Trail is an elevated play area that lets participants experience the thrill of high elevations without the need of a safety harness. Its high, varied tunnels of obstacles and nets are an excellent way to diversify any amusement complex and bring unique feelings in a safe environs. Adventure Trail was inspired by and still features in the popular video game “Metal Gear Solid”. Although it shares some elements with the game, it is completely different and definitely more exciting.
Adventure Trail combines a combination of climbing, trekking, and balancing on ropes. Climbing is achieved by walking over platforms located at various levels, much like a game of Rock Band. Jumps are located within the play area and players will use their ropes to scale them. After reaching the top, a platform containing a minigame will appear. Players will have to put together all of their pieces and spin the respective gears in order to move their character faster, further up the adventure trail. When all gears are spinning, the action will slow down and the character will have to be placed on a landing pad to be able to exit the area.
Although the majority of the games in the adventure trail series require participants to use their hands in order to perform actions, the newest version allows them to use their fingers as well. This allows for a much more dexterity based game play. In the first version of the adventure trail, participants used a variety of movement methods including climbing, hopping, swimming, and balancing. The more recent games offer players a much wider range of movements. Each style of gameplay brings a new sense of thrill and excitement into the mix.
Although the primary objective in most adventure trail games is to reach the end goal, the fun part comes from discovering all of the hidden rooms, mini-games, and artifacts within each level. There are many levels available, and depending on the style of game play, some can be very challenging. Some of the more simple adventure trail games only offer a map or screen with a few item icons, but the player will have to find these treasures and find the ways to use them in order to progress to the next level. Other games are more complicated requiring the player find all of the required items within a certain time period in order to win.
Each adventure offers a wide selection of character models, which players can switch between at any time. The available facial expressions allow a player to really feel like they are part of the adventure, when in fact they are just playing another game within the fantasy world. Depending upon the type of game play, players may be required to use a variety of voice commands to make the characters respond to various situations. Some adventure trail games also allow players to make use of special items. These items often come in the form of pills that restore the ability of an adventurer to carry out basic tasks. Sometimes pills must be collected in specific areas or quests in order to gain access to them.
The graphics in adventure trail games often look quite impressive, thanks to the fact that the designers took great care to make the graphics as realistic as possible. Often times, the backgrounds and scenes are so real looking that it is hard to imagine anyone could possibly play them. This creates an illusion that the game designer created, in order to trick players into thinking the game is for real. However, the illusion isn’t very believable, and the truth is that adventure trail games are usually only a play or a recreation of the characters and situations that the player will encounter throughout their adventure. They are meant only as a way to put the player in the mindset of being part of an adventure.