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  • Summary: SBK has all the elements you loved in Snowboard Kids 1 and 2, plus a slew of new features for a new generation of gamers. Features touch screen controls, wireless multiplayer competition, new weapons, new characters, and a souped-up sense of speed. Score mad points by obtaining items, doingSBK has all the elements you loved in Snowboard Kids 1 and 2, plus a slew of new features for a new generation of gamers. Features touch screen controls, wireless multiplayer competition, new weapons, new characters, and a souped-up sense of speed. Score mad points by obtaining items, doing tricks, and earning a high ranking for each lap! Take advantage of key areas perfect for doing the hottest tricks. By pulling off sick tricks, fill your SBK Meter and unlock special tricks unique to each character. Use money earned from any game mode to purchase new boards and other cool gear. [Atlus] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. Although it has annoying voices, the gameplay is top-notch and the game is just really fun to play. It also offers many unlockables and modes to keep you coming for more.
  2. Think "Mario Kart" on ice. [Jan 2006, p.108]
  3. Once the learning curve has been overcome, players will want to spend time with this game. And adding the tons of unlockables only increases the replay value.
  4. 62
    Snowboard Kids just doesn't have any real arcade racing balance in its main focus. The weapon aspect is simply thrown in with very little strategy for the victim or the aggressor, simply boiling these weapons down to a basic button press when they're obtained.
  5. 60
    It's a decent snowboard game in almost every sense... Maybe if EA licensed it, nurtured it, and turned it into a portable version of "SSX" we'd be onto something.
  6. I do really like the unique way the game uses the touch screen for special moves, but that doesn't make up for the general sense of mediocrity that pervades Snowboard Kids. [Jan 2006, p.157]
  7. 40
    Even more irritating are the recoveries that actually need to be manipulated. One requires you to shout into the microphone to wake your character up, and another to blow into the microphone to clear the screen of fog.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Slash
    Mar 30, 2007
    8
    A fun game. At first I found it a boring but I forced myself to play it, and after a while I found it really fun. Lots of unlockables but A fun game. At first I found it a boring but I forced myself to play it, and after a while I found it really fun. Lots of unlockables but would have been better with more courses and more tricks. Graphics are pretty cool, controls are perfect, music suits the game. I got used to the voices and the only one I found slightly annoying was Slash's voice but I got used to it. I'd like to see a new 1080 game for the DS. But until then, if you like snowboarding games, and want one on the DS, you can't go wrong with Snowboard Kids. Expand
  2. AntonVanD
    Apr 7, 2008
    5
    Mediocre, dissapointing: Not winning any new fans, and alienating the original fans