Shaun White's Snowboarding (Series) Review
Posted: 10 months ago, last updated 11 weeks ago.
Drawing on the success of Family Ski/We Ski that used motion controls and the Wii balance board, Shaun White's Snowboarding takes the fun in a more sporting and mature direction. The two Wii versions of the game, Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip and Shaun White Snowboarding World Stage, offer strong motion-controls and multiplayer modes that are great for families. You can play with up to four people each using either a Wii Remote on its own or adding the BalanceBoard from Wii-fit for one of the players. You can also use the Motion Plus add-on to make the controls more accurate.
The main game is a series of challenges ranging from speed runs, token collecting or tricks. Each slope has a number of different levels like this and is revisited at different points in the game. There are also half-pipe levels that introduce more trick focused events. But new in Shaun White's Snowboarding World Stage is the inclusion of these halfpipe elements within a down-hill slope.
Whereas Road Trip only had one other boarder to race, World Stage offers up to six computer-controlled opponents, in addition to the four human players, to create a much greater sense of competitive racing.
- Shaun White Snowboarding (2008) on Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3
- Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip (2008) on Wii with Wii Fit board support.
- Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage (2009) on Wii with Wii Fit board and Motion Plus support.
- Shaun White Skateboarding (2010) on PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360.
Shaun White Snowboarding World Stage is rated PEGI 3.
ESRB EVERYONE with Comic Mischief and Mild Lyrics. When snowboarders fall or collide with each other, they will sometimes grunt or say, "Ow!" and "Hey!" In one cutscene, a character is seen holding his knees together and shaking; his friends joke that he badly needs to go to the bathroom (e.g., "I don't think Zak can hold it in for much longer."). One background song contains the expletive "hell," and another references alcohol (e.g., "When you're ready we can share the wine").
The PlayStation and Xbox Shaun White Snowboarding games is rated ESRB TEEN with Lyrics, Mild Suggestive Themes and Mild Violence.
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