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Shaun White Snowboarding review

Compact, portable, decent slope carving

Pros

  • Four whole different techniques
  • Five different mountains
  • Smooth running cartoony graphics

Cons

  • No mountain roaming
  • Lacks imagination
  • Lacks style

Unlike the console versions of Shaun White Snowboarding, the PSP loses the mountain roaming in favor of a far more generic approach to snow-based extreme sports. With four different techniques (Carve, Slide, Speed and Trick), you need to perform enough of each skill on each slope to complete the objectives for each of the five different mountains. In its favor, Shaun White Snowboarding runs consistently smoothly and the cartoony graphics are good looking.

Unfortunately, it lacks imagination and some of the over-the-top style of rival PSP ‘boarder SSX On Tour. Still, it’s fine enough if you fancy a couple of afternoons of boarding on the bus.

Dec 4, 2008

More Info

GenreSports
Description

Nowhere near the console versions in scale, but this portable version offers a good, if straight forward, presentation.

PlatformPSP, PS3, Xbox 360, PC, Wii
US censor ratingTeen
UK censor rating3+
Release date16 November 2008 (US), 13 November 2008 (UK)