Cool Boarders 2
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|Cool Boarders 2|
|Publisher(s)||JP UEP Systems
JP Studio Zan (PSN)
|Release date(s)||JP August 28, 1997
NA October 31, 1997
EU February 1998
PAL October 30, 2008 (PSN)
NA August 27, 2009 (PSN)
JP November 23, 2011 (PSN)
Cool Boarders 2 (Cool Boarders 2: Killing Session in Japan) is a snowboarding video game developed by UEP Systems for the PlayStation. The game builds upon its predecessor's features with the addition of trick competitions and computer-controlled competitors.
The main aim remains to complete courses in the shortest time (aided this time around by shortcuts), to perform the best-scoring tricks and to rack up huge total scores. There are more unlockables and also the option to customize the snowboard's graphics. The game offers 7 snowboarders, 18 snowboards and 10 courses to compete on. An original advertisement for the game features Seth Romatelli of the comedy podcast Uhh Yeah Dude.
There are several snowboarders available for use in the game.
There are also three secret boarders that will become available from completing tournaments and breaking point records.
- Gray: An alien using a miniature UFO as a snowboard. Gray's trick and balance skills are better than most of the human characters, but he is the slowest.
- Boss: The alleged boss of Cool Boarders 2. He is the most fluidly-controlled human character, and has his own board available upon unlocking.
- Snow Man: A small snowman using a red frying pan as a snowboard. Is the fastest of all the characters (Despite Snow Man's lack of body weight), but is hardest to control at such high speeds.
There are also three CPU-only characters - Kelly, Jicchi and Nick - who cannot be unlocked and are featured so that there are more competing boarders in the Competition mode. Boss, Gray and Snowman cannot be used in the Competition mode, even after being unlocked, despite Boss' presence in the tournament.