"The graphics, features, and new online gaming option make this a must have for rodeo fans" said Matt Anderson, Pennsylvania team roper.
Team Roping Simulator Video Game 2 The ultimate team roping game and online roping community. It works on any Windows XP or Vista 1 Ghz computer with at least 64Mb video card. The original Team Roping Simulator game for PCs was released in 2002 and has sold over 7,000 copies over the past six years. It’s fun for all ages and even those who have never team roped. This game is a complete re-design that leap frogs the original with amazing graphics, more options, and the popular online multi-player feature. Players can head, heel, switch ends or partner online with other people. Multiple ropers, at the same time, can rope against or with each other in the same 3D world. RopingArena.com has events where players can join or host their own events. Players practice their team roping skills with a click-of-the-mouse. The game has three levels – amateur, rookie & contender – before the professional level. As players develop faster runs and work through the levels, they have more features. Points and computer-simulated prizes are awarded for winning times. It’s just like the real deal, but on your computer. Headers need to watch the barrier and reach if they want to, while heelers need to be ready on the corner and "in-time" to catch two feet. Steers run and hop differently adding to the realism. There is even a unique "Pasture Roping" event. "Not only is it fun to play, it is also a great training aid," said Bret Trenary, PRCA team roping cowboy. "You are basically in total control of your horse, just like in real life. You can head, heel, or do both. You can crossfire, semi-cross, or just kick in there and catch. You can practice by yourself or get online and rope with a robo-partner or team up with someone else from somewhere else. There are several different arenas with different score lengths and all types of steers to rope. This game is so close to the real deal, all you need to do is exchange the reins for the keyboard."