Champion Jockey G1 Jockey and Gallop Racer Trophy Guide. Difficulty: *** A horse racing simulator allowing players to breed and train horses before winning in racing competitions. Not particularly difficult once the controls are understood, though the Platinum does require some time.
|Champion Jockey: G1 Jockey and Gallop Racer
Champion Jockey: G1 Jockey and Gallop Racer
Champion Jockey: G1 Jockey & Gallop Racer was developed by Koei and initially targeting the same gamble-loving gamers in Japan who play the vast number of pachinko video games, though was exported overseas a few months later. The game is a horse racing simulator.
The player controls a jockey who must breed, train, and win with their horse, competing in real courses such as Meydan Racecourse, Churchill Downs, and Hollywood Park, though have been renamed due to a lack of licensing. Champion Jockey: G1 Jockey & Gallop Racer includes both online play, as well as the use of the PlayStation Move.
The game received moderate reviews, with an average score of 54% for being original (considering the lack of horse racing games out there) but possessing nothing breathtaking, either.
Once you've figured out all the controls, there's nothing incredibly difficult about this game. The 3-star rating has more to do with time consumption involved, as you'll be training and racing like it's nobody's business. Also, you'll need at least two full playthroughs, restarting your career as a jockey, for each of the two countries - depending on which version of the game you have.
First, just a few pieces of advice. It's possible to play this game with 2 Move controllers, one as the whip and the other to take the reigns. However, we don't recommend this for two reasons. One, is that the long races will leave you incredibly tired holding your arms up. Second, is that learning the controls seems to be the main hurdle in winning races, which could get confusing if you continuously alternate between the DualShock and the Move. So we recommend just sticking with the DualShock, and save your Move controllers for Heavy Rain.
Also, we'd like to point out that while this game does have a multiplayer feature, there are no online trophies. This is a good thing, considering no one is playing this title.
Simply start by selecting either Japan or whichever region game you have, breed your horse, and get through the training. As we mentioned earlier, learning the controls is the biggest part of the game. Once you've mastered them, you shouldn't have too much trouble obtaining that Platinum - just need a lot of time and trial-and-error. As a side note, if you're finished with one country and ready to switch to the second, you will need to start a new game in order to get the Leading Apprentice trophy for that corresponding country.
Unfortunately, due to the unpopularity of this game, there are a few walkthroughs and no trophy guides to help you out. However, we do have a few links which may give you a hand.
Here is a brief Racing Season Walkthrough, by Svendeba:
And a detailed Training Walkthrough, also by Svendeba:
This is a Forum on PlaystationTrophies, where you can post questions if you get stuck:
Lastly, here's a basic Trophy List: