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Snowboard Kids (N64)

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      21.07.2010 22:39
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      good game for the kids

      This was one of my brother's favorite games and I always used to sneak on it when I had the chance! Which I did doing quite a lot of the time!
      You have the choice of five characters : Slash, Nancy, Jam, Linda or Tommy.
      Slash and Jam are average speed, Nancy is slow speed and Linda and Tommy are fast speed! This why I always went for Linda cause she was one of the fastest ones!
      You can either play one player, two player, three player or four player!
      You also have different levels to play to whether you want it easy, average or difficult.
      One of the best things about this game is that you can choose what board you want and what color or design you fancy! However if you want a new board you have to gain money and you do that by taking part in challenges, battles and various activities. But the boards aren't always in stock - so beware of that!
      The places you can snowboard include : grass valley, fairground, big snowman, rocky road and grand pre.
      The type of activities you do are speed, shooting and tricks - you can only do this if you are a one player.
      You can battle from one player to four player as the maxium for each game is four player, this why you can compete for coins for new boards and skills to bump up your level of characters!
      The more skills you gain the better!

      I liked this game even though it wasn't my favorite but it was still a laugh and good game to play with your mates. So if you've not played it it's worth it and it something that everyone of any age can play no matter how old you are!

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      04.01.2003 02:36
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      If Nintendo could have made "Mario Board", it would have been very similar to this. With powerups galore peppering the track, playable levels, and cutesy characters you can see the similarities. But there are also some interesting differences. The coin system used to buy powerups and upgrade your boards is a neat way of combining prizes for winning races, collecting coins littered about the courses, and coaxing you into pulling off outrageous special stunts. There are also various game modes to keep you entertained from just straight racing, including a stunt mode, time trial, and a 'shooting range', where you hurtle down a mountainside shooting snowmen with icicles from the front of your board. But mountainsides aren't the only thing that you travel down. You can 'snowboard' on grass, sand, gravel, and even water. The tracks are interestingly designed with plenty of action happening around you while you are racing and multiplte routes and secret traks to keep you coming back for more. The multiplayer mode is also really fun where 4 of you can shoot missiles at each other, that if they hit, will send your opponent into the air attached to a parachute, with an aganosing fall to the ground awaiting them. Try it on the edge of a jump - it will drive them crazy! Although the graphics look dated and blocky in comarison to the likes of Twisted Edge Snowboarding and of course Nintendo's own 1080 Snowboarding, this is definitely the most fun snowboarding game on the 64, and the only one with 4 players. It might be worthwhile looking into the sequel to this game, as it will no doubt be the samer game but improved, although I have never come across it myself. Altogether, this is a thoroughly enjoyable game with excellent multiplayer and decent solo player modes too that will keep you entertained for ages.

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        01.10.2001 18:57
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        When I saw this game in my local games shop I wasn't impressed by its outward appearance, however the price was right and they didn't have anything else appealing so I bought it and was pleasantly surprised. The basic premise behind the game is that you race on your snowboard through 8 different courses at first(bonus courses awarded when these are completed) doing tricks along the way to win money in order to buy more boards. There are 6 characters to chose from who all look rather cute until they are on their board and armed with weapons such as bombs in order to nobble the competition. There are choices of boards as well which have different attributes such as greater speed and more manouverability which can be chosen to suit course you will race on. Snowboard kids can either be played in single or multiplayer modes(upto four players can play at once) in the battle option where you race against your friends or three computer controlled opponents. There also other options which allow you to play against the clock in single player modes to rack up your best time, or shoot snowmen as you proceed along the course to gain money or play a tricks game which has a half-pipe where you can perform tricks for cash. These single player mode games hold limited appeal to me as the real fun is to be had doing over your friends on the course. This is a hugely enjoyable game if played in multiplayer-mode (upto four can play at once) with great enjoyment to be found in slapping your best mate over a cliff or freezing them just as they are about to cross the winning line. In single player mode it is less enjoyable but still great fun. The computer opponents are pretty average on the first couple of courses but improve on the later ones which all have difficulty ratings and need different skills to complete. This is probably a game that you will play when your friends come round and not often in between, other than to gain new boards and
        courses for the multiplayer mode(new boards and courses can only be won in single player mode but then used in multiplayer). However saying that, it is still a great game - if a little cutesy.

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          23.12.2000 03:43

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          South Park was created in only about six months by Iguana. It was designed using the Turok 2: Seeds of Evil engine and is a 1st person shooter as well. It was clearly rushed. It was rushed so it would be out before Christmas. Because Iguana rushed South Park, it leaves even hardcore South Park fans looking for something more. Although fans of the show will enjoy the game more than others, they still won't get there money's worth. Gameplay: The story starts off when Chef tells the children of a comet that comes around every 666 years. He tells them that the comet will cause strange spooky stuff to happen. This is where the game starts. The game is divided into five different episodes, which each contain 4 or 5 stages that deal with different threats (aliens, clones, toys, turkeys and robots) to the town of South Park. In order to defeat the enemies, Cartman, Kenny, Kyle and Stan use several crazy weapons like the cow launcher, fart dolls and nerf guns to destroy enemy "tanks" (larger versions of the enemies) that are headed for South Park. To do this, you must wander through large, foggy, outdoor levels. After playing this for about a day and a half, I, a big fan of the show, got very bored. The entire game is repetitive because the only thing to do is shoot things, there no other things to do in the game. The Multiplayer however is very fun. You are able to choose between 20 different characters from the show that all speak. There is a good selection of levels and different game modes. If you like multiplayer games, then definitely check this one out. Graphics: This is what lured me into South Park. Seeing the cast of one of my favorite shows transferred into 3D helps make the gameplay a little better. All the characters, buildings in the town, and the environments were beautifully done. The graphics are very impressive. The graphics are the best in the cutscenes with Chef. You will see the four children and
          Chef talking in the cafeteria, Chef's house and other places from the show. Audio: The speech in this game is amazing. All the characters have lots of things to say all through the game. This definitely adds to the fun of the game and the multiplayer. It's more fun to have the game yell at your opponent or friend. As for the music, its just plain annoying. I expected better music in a "M" rated 1st person shooter game than the crap that sounds like something from a Disney movie. Controls: The controls will be hard to get used to at first, unless you have played Turok or Turok 2. The controls exactly the same. If you play Goldeneye alot, you might have a hard time adjusting to the controls. Re-playability: The single player mode in South Park will last you about 2 days. After that, you will probably pull out one of your old games. The multiplayer is fun and you'll be playing that for a while. There just isn't enough things to do in this game, unless you like an easy game with lots of wandering around. If they would not have rushed this game, it could have been a lot more fun. Overall: Do not buy this game. It is a huge waste of your money. The game is only fun for a few days, then gets very boring. If you like multiplayer games, then rent South Park. It is way to expensive to buy even if you are a fan of the show. Save your money and buy Goldeneye or Turok 2.

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          24.11.2000 17:00

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          Or should that be try not to shout at the kids. This is a very fun game, the controls are a little confusing, but easy to get used to. The graphics are cute and the sound matches. To play as a one player this is quite a fun game, with more cources becoming unlocked as you win enough races, new boards to buy and a secret charctor to be found. It is in four player mode that this game shines, the tension that you will build up as the weapons start to fly and the tricks start getting silly will be amazing. This game is a great laugh for groups and as a one player, but it is not a snowboarding game, it is definatly a racer. If it's a serious snowboarding game you want get 1080, or if you want a serious racer get one of the rally games, but if you want a fun multiplayer they get this.

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        This snowboard racing game developed by Racdym and published by Altus Co / has 9 different courses, 5 characters to choose from and 5 different modes of play, as well as a 4-player option.