Shaun White Snowboarding - Xbox 360

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Shaun White Snowboarding (Xbox 360)
Also for: PC, PS3, DS/DSi, PS2, PSP
Viewed: 3D Third-person, floating camera Genre:
Sport: Snowboarding
Media: DVD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal Soft. Co.: Ubisoft
Publishers: Ubisoft (GB)
Released: 14 Nov 2008 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 3+


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We can't all have a proper winter. Some of us are relegated to drab, grey skies and endless drizzle. In such conditions, the only way to slide down slopes at high speeds is to get down on your belly in the mud. Or... get Shaun White Snowboarding! It's not quite the real thing, but it's as close as you're going to get without buying a plane ticket.

The game is spread across four huge (seriously, huge) mountains, with literally miles of terrain to get to grips with. Taking a leaf out of skate's book, the controls for riding and tricks are largely centred around the analog sticks, providing a more lifelike experience than the likes of SSX. The entirety of the terrain and tricks will be open to you from the start you just need to be good enough to pull them off.

As you cruise around the hill, you'll encounter different challenges to get stuck into, ranging from Precision Riding (slalom) to Air Time, which counts the number of seconds you spend airborne during your run.

For the rider who likes to pour over gear, there's tonnes of customisation available (with a startling amount of Burton gear!).

Riding's not much of a solo affair, so Shaun White Snowboarding offers a deep multi-player experience that enables you to either hit the mountain competitively or just hang out on the hill. If you get a bit sick of your buddies, however, you'll be able to head off into a solo challenge straight from a multi-player game.

It's not getting any whiter over here, so get involved!