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Gallop & Ride - Nintendo Wii

by THQ
Nintendo Wii
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

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  • Train, brush and massaging your horse, using the Wiimote or simply take it out for a relaxing ride.
  • Create the horse of your dreams from hundreds of combinations of coats, manes, saddles, bridles, blankets and more!
  • Take your horse out for a ride through the woods, on the beach or to the mountains.
  • Build your stable and business, add new buildings and welcome guests to your ranch.

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  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001FVSOQ0
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 1 x 12 inches ; 8 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: November 17, 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,168 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Life with a horse is a dream come true! You are the new owner of the Old Mill Ranch, and it’s up to you to renovate, manage and care for your stables and the horses.

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63 of 63 people found the following review helpful
By Erin
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Great game with very detailed grooming. Your horse is sensitive, if you don't clean his feet gently you'll make him uncomfortable and then you have to massage him and make him trust you again! Lots of WORK in this game. You can just ride of you want to tho in 'quickplay' mode. But I like the vast detail and sensitivity of this game. You need to earn credits to feed your horse and buy him medicine and you can read horse 'books' and buy new clothes.. and breed your own foal! Hundreds of combinations of horse coats, saddles, etc., can be obtained. You can even braid your horses's tail! The riding stables are run down and it's your job to fix it up and get the property looking good again, too, eventually, but that's a side story, really. Lots to do, so much I haven't mentioned, a quite game, will update when more has been achieved, but for now, the riding is very realistic and free, and you can switch to your joystick on the nunchuck if you get tired of flapping your arms like reins.

Very surprised at the detail and work and beautiful riding mountain scenes. Love it! Great horse reign controls.

('Me and my Horse', for the wii was incredible frustrating compared to this great game.

Gallop & Ride is also about 30x more detailed and emersable than the sweetheart of a game "Petz Horse Club" for the wii which was very enjoyable as well (see my review on "Petz Horse Club" which is a great, but very different wii horse game compared to Gallop & Ride".

I'd just stay away from "me and my horse" it just about drove me nuts. If i ever figure it out i'll update this.)
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Satisfying! April 1, 2010
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This game is one of many Equestrian games I have bought, and I've tried playing even more. For a TV-based gaming system, this game is by far my favorite.

As an older teen, who is nuts about horses, I really appreciate the intricacies of this game; management of finances is a must, and you advance more quickly if you have a plan. It's also a game that can be played with more laid-back attitude, as long as you're content with how long it will take you to get to the end of the game.

I started out not having a clue what I was doing, but by the time I had upped my star rating, I felt like this was an actual place that I had to have a set routine for everyday. (Strategically feeding, grooming, and riding your horses is essential for maximum advancement in the shortest amount of time.)

I love the graphics, and the option of changing your control schemes. One of my few quibbles is that it can be frustrating to train in the beginning, because your horse's energy supply is incredibly finite. However, this is good motivation, and with what you gain from experience, and experimenting, you'll soon find a good, overall training plan that works wonderfully.

All of the "mini games" (great ways to earn money) that are eventually unlocked are relatively fun. The foal training can be frustrating, until you get the 'longe flick' just right. Massage therapy is much easier, and often pays much better for your time.

*Note: Time management is VITAL to this game, you MUST know how long things will take, and if you're out riding, know when you should return so that you have enough time to groom your horses and put them up for the night.

I have basically "beat" this game, and if anyone needs help, I'd be more than willing to offer any tips I can (just leave a comment).

Hope my review was helpful! (This game comes with my highest recommendation)
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars fun, but... January 9, 2009
By .
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
This game is pretty fun, but not at all what I had expected. The controls take a little while getting used to and trying to use 'reins' when free riding is a pain like no other. Every time I tell it to go left, it goes right or stops, so I went to Options and switched to control stick mode and it's much better.

The hoof picking was made to be done a pretty stupid way. You have to switch to the brush side to keep you from sitting there for an hour on one hoof, and switch back the pick to get the tiny dirt clumps out which take lots of whacking. If you hit nick the frog the horse tries to kick you, and if you do it three times it doesn't let you pick it anymore. That always gets me in games.. if you hit the frog in real life the horse doesn't move(unless you stab it and jerk it open with all your strength) but if you do it in games the horse screams at you...

When jumping, the horse will turn away from the jump if I don't slam the control stick forward and click A repeatedly. There are no horse shows except a few 'races' out on a free ride, which are really two poles as a starting line and a trail with jumps.

You only choose from three breeds: Hanoverian(medium), Friesian(tall) and Andalusian(short).

You can walk anywhere around the farm, and there is a lot of room to just take a trail ride. Despite having little to do on a free ride, the scenery is very nice and if you explore you may find golden horseshoes, which raise your horse's skills.
You can go in the water, but not too deep.
The game is addictive and very fun for how they made it. You have to play it and decide for yourself, though.

Foal training can get annoying but it's a good way to make money in the beginning. Buying a therapy center is well worth it though.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
A in depth game that will keep you coming back for more. The layout is simple and easy to play and you get to care for your own foals and breed your horses. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Heather
5.0 out of 5 stars As advertised. Punctual.
Exactly as advertised. Right on time. The Gallop and Ride game we bought is not as good as my girls would have liked, but this is at no fault if the seller
Published 8 months ago by Occasional Shopper
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this game!
Great graphics and after you figure out how to play it, it is a fun game to play. Took awhile to figure out the training of the foals but am slowly getting it now. Read more
Published 8 months ago by emills47
5.0 out of 5 stars love it
Love this game, actually think it's better than the my horse and me series. Very interactive although the controls are a little hard.. Otherwise great though.
Published 12 months ago by April Record
2.0 out of 5 stars Not very good. . .
I didn't really like it, not what I was expecting. I warn you if you buy don't be suprised if you don't like it.
Published 15 months ago by wolves rock !
4.0 out of 5 stars Gallop and Ride.
I like this game, but there's one thing that concernes me. You have to keep all your horses clean and stress-free in order to maintain all three gold horseshoes. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Joseph Ruzicka
5.0 out of 5 stars expensive
Well. This is a very good game but you can buy it cheaper from walmart for only 12.96 and game stop has it for 20.00! I dont see the point of buying it for 40.00
Published 16 months ago by Ramani
2.0 out of 5 stars Very Confusing and Boring
I bought this for a 7 year old girl who is obsessed with horses. She tries to play, but this game is so slow, there is not a lot you can do untill you gain the horse points and... Read more
Published 17 months ago by MarkyMark
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun game!
I got this for my daughter a couple of weeks ago and she really loves it. She turned 6 not long ago and is really good at games and technology so it hasn't been too hard for her. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Ginger Christmas
1.0 out of 5 stars DO NOT BUY!!!! TOTAL RIPOFF!!!!
This game is HORRIBLE. Ignore the video and good reviews. The worst part is probably the foal training. Read more
Published 19 months ago
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