Shaun White's Snowboarding (Series) Review

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Posted: 4 months ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Shaun White's Snowboarding is a series of snowboard racing games that focus on recreating, move for move, the downhill and halfpipe snowbound experience. You race down a mountain landscape steering with intuitive controls and performing point-earning tricks.

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.

DetailsDetails

Rating: PEGI 3+, ESRB EVERYONE

Release Date: 13/11/2008

Platforms: PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and iOS

Genres: Action and Racing

 

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 5 minutes and 10 minutes to complete. Each race is quite quick to copmlete but the game takes a considerable time to master.
 
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. Split screen play support on the Wii versions.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

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.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games... read more about system accessibility settings.


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