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  • Summary: From X2 Games, the makers of X2 Football… comes X2 Snowboarding.

    X2 Snowboarding is a fast-paced extreme sports simulation, combining console quality graphics & physics with arcade style game play. Players compete in a series of freestyle, race & trick-race events across an
    From X2 Games, the makers of X2 Football… comes X2 Snowboarding.

    X2 Snowboarding is a fast-paced extreme sports simulation, combining console quality graphics & physics with arcade style game play. Players compete in a series of freestyle, race & trick-race events across an international stage.

    •Fluid motion and touch controls
    •Optimal graphics & unique visual style
    •Bluetooth & local WiFi multiplayer
    •Full motion-captured player animations
    •In-game rewind: re-wind and re-play during your run to retry missed opportunities
    •Adrenaline: slow down time and enhance your handling and trick performance capabilities
    •Replay save system
    •Tru Thoughts Recordings licensed soundtrack: featuring Quantic, Bonobo & Mr Scruff
    •Official Salomon in-game boards unlocked as you progress

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    After learning the basics and earning your boarding pass from the Boarding School, take the character of your choice to the varied international slopes. Choose from 6 colourful boarders; Adler (Germany), Yukiko (Japan), Edward (UK), Katie (Canada), Aaron (America) & Terhi (Finland), each with individual strengths and weaknesses suiting particular playing styles and event types. Your boarder will be taken from the commercial slopes of USA, to going off the beaten track under the setting sun of Japan, to taking illicit advantage of the ski-only slopes in Switzerland, the perilous back country traverse of Chile, the night-life of a snow-village resort in Canada and the final treacherous cliff edge teeter in New Zealand.

    The boarding is performed with an intuitive combination of iPhone accelerometer tilt & on-screen touch/gesture control- with 2 varying tweaked control mechanisms to choose from.
    Once you’ve got the hang of the controls, you’ll soon realise that X2 Snowboarding is no ordinary snowboarding game! Successfully performing and chaining spins, flips, grabs, grind manoeuvres & buttering bestows your boarder with time-warping abilities to rewind & replay sections of the course in real-time, release adrenaline to slow down time to perfect tricky manoeuvres or ‘boost’ to leave your opponents standing. Using these special abilities wisely will give your boarder the edge in competition.

    For a different challenge, take on your friends in multiplayer events over a Bluetooth or Wi-fi connection. In our first update (coming soon), online multiplayer will become available allowing for infinite competition once you’ve excelled your friends and our AI.

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    Working with Salomon, Animal & record label Tru Thoughts... we have endeavoured to bring you the most stylish looking, sounding & indeed feeling game possible.
    Let us know how we’ve done, enter competitions or just generally get involved in what we’re up to on Facebook and Twitter!

    www.X2Snowboarding.com

    http://twitter.com/X2_Games
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Mar 20, 2011
    90
    You really can tell that a lot of work and effort went into making this the best game in its genre on the App Store and the team should be commended for doing so.
  2. Feb 25, 2011
    90
    If you're a gamer that likes to tear up the slopes on occasion, do not let this one pass you by.
  3. Feb 25, 2011
    80
    While X2 Snowboarding isn't a stand-out in the trick-racing genre it's still a perfectly crafted example of the genre.
  4. Feb 25, 2011
    80
    Kudos to Exient for making snowboarding fun again on the iPhone.
  5. Feb 25, 2011
    80
    A snowboarding game like many others, made great by a judicious attention to detail and a permeating quality.
  6. Feb 25, 2011
    75
    X2 Snowboarding is the best simulator of this extreme sport on the iPhone to date, even with its drawbacks.
  7. Feb 25, 2011
    50
    While the accelerometer is quite fluid, many of the games key controls are hard to access.

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