Shaun White Snowboarding : Origins Review
- Publisher: Advanced Mobile Applications Ltd.
- Genre: Sports
- Released: 5 Dec, 2009
- Size: 86.1 MB
- Price: $0.99
- Smooth 3D animation.
- Excellent Soundtrack.
- Over 50 tricks to learn and master.
- No multiplayer aspect.
- No career or time trial mode.
- No character customisability.
Shaun White Snowboarding: Origins is a fast paced extreme sports games which although in need of a few modifications, still provides players with an engaging game experience and for its current low price is worth checking out.
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Based on the legendary snowboarding figure, Shaun White: Snowboarding Origins is an extreme snowboarding game which gives players a chance the slice the ice in a free roam atmosphere with over 50 tricks to learn and a vast array of unlockable achievements.
The goal for the game is to achieve the highest score possible by performing tricks which use a combination of grabs, spins and slides. The controls are fairly easy to learn and with a bit of practice players will be performing daring manoeuvres in no time. There are four in-game characters to choose from, each with their own speed, trick or control perk and four countries to race and master - Chile, Japan, Spain and USA. Unfortunately the game currently offers no multi player aspect however it does offer three game modes where players race against their own or other player's saved ghost data via the OpenFeint integration.
The game's graphics are appealing with unique looking characters, polished 3D animation and real life snowboarding footage featured throughout the game. The soundtrack is mostly fast-tempo punk/rock tunes which seem to appear in a lot of these extreme sport style games.
Whilst Shaun White Snowboarding: Origins is an impressive game, it lacks a lot of features that should have been included such as a career or time trial mode, and character customisability. That aside, the game still provides a good deal of entertainment and is worth a try if you are a fan of snowboarding or extreme sport games.
DescriptionThe one. The only. Mr Shaun White shreds onto iPhone.
With an Olympic gold, a record medal supremo at the Winter X Games competition plus endless titles and achievements coupled with his eccentric and mesmerising charisma, Shaun White is THE name in snowboarding and set for world domination.
Grab your board and hit the powder with snowboarding’s hottest property. Choose who you’ll shred to victory – pick from Alex (female), Mats, Gordon or Mario. Each has their own unique style and clothing and specialities in either control, tricks or speed – depending on how you want to rock the slopes! Shaun provides a personal tutorial to enable you to get to grips with the game.
Attempt and nail over 50 different snowboarding tricks combinations including nosegrabs, melons, method and indys as you ride fresh powder all over the world. The game spans four different countries – Chile, Japan, Spain and USA as you take part in the most exhilarating snowboarding experience the iPhone has ever seen.
Become part of the Shaun White community and take on the players all over the globe to climb up the world ranking leaderboard. Find your friends via Facebook and Twitter’s connections managed by OpenFeint and get them hooked up with a board to see who can pull the maddest tricks and gain the highest scores. Keep connected with them by enabling the chat option and compare progress to make sure you stay ahead!*
Choose one of four ways to play the game. You can either freestyle, use the “ghost” option to record your game which you can then use to play and beat yourself, or challenge your friends to play your “ghost” or if that’s not enough challenge players across the world to see if they can thrash your score by beating your “ghost”!
Click on the Bonus option to watch exclusive real-life video footage of Shaun White captured in a top secret mission courtesy of Red Bull.
• Personal tutorial from Shaun White
• Over 50 different snowboarding tricks combinations
• Ride different tracks in four destinations all over the world
• Four different choices of gameplay!
• Exclusive real-life video footage of Shaun captured in a top secret mission
• Amazing 3D graphics
• Quality audio
• World ranking leaderboard and community enabled thanks to Open Feint – take on the best players in the world
• Easy to play
• Innovative touch-to-play controls
* An internet connection is needed to enable Open Feint and its features.
What's New in Version 1.4- Play with your friends in multiplayer mode, by WIFI or Bluetooth connexion
- New 3D model and equipment for Shaun White Character
- 2 unique tricks for Shaun's character: Method Air and Mute Stiffy
- Bonus: next Ubisoft Shaun White Skateboarding game's trailer