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Polaris SnoCross (Game Boy Color)

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Title Screen

Polaris SnoCross

Also known as: SnowCross (EU)
Developer: Vicarious Visions
Publishers: Vatical Entertainment (US), Wanadoo (EU)
Platform: Game Boy Color
Released in US: February 2000
Released in EU: November 16, 2001

TextIcon.png This game has unused text.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.

Polaris SnoCross is one of four games sharing the same engine (the others being Carnivalé, Sea-Doo Hydrocross, and VR Sports: Powerboat Racing) that were made by Vicarious Visions for Vatical Entertainment - but only this one actually made it out the door. The other three eventually surfaced in the September 2020 lotcheck leaks.

Developer Credits

Present in the ROM at 0x3DE. A similar string is present in Carnivalé.


Regional Differences

US Europe
Polaris SnoCross (Game Boy Color)-title.png SnowCrossGBC Title.png

Aside from the lack of Polaris branding, the menu font is different.

US Europe
SnoCrossGBC Pass.png SnowCrossGBC Pass.png

As is the password box.

US Europe
SnoCrossGBC Story.png N/A

The US version includes a little bit of story.

US Europe
SnoCrossGBC Map.png SnowCrossGBC Map.png

The Polaris logo icon was replaced with a large snowflake.

US Europe
SnoCrossGBC Menu.png SnowCrossGBC Menu.png

The font changes are pretty obvious here.

US Europe
SnoCrossGBC Logo.png SnowCrossGBC Logo.png

Again, no Polaris branding.

US Europe
SnoCrossGBC Pause.png SnowCrossGBC Pause.png

The European version has no rumble, which is reflected here.