Shaun White Snowboarding

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Shaun White Snowboarding
Shaun White Snowboarding
Cover art
Developer(s) Ubisoft Montreal
Publisher(s) Ubisoft
Engine Scimitar
Platform(s) PlayStation 3
PlayStation 2
PlayStation Portable
Nintendo DS, Wii, iOS
Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Xbox 360
Release date(s) PS3, PS2, PSP, Xbox 360, NDS, Wii, iOS
  • NA November 16, 2008
  • EU November 14, 2008

Windows

  • NA December 2, 2008
  • EU December 31, 2008
Genre(s) Sports (Snowboarding)
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer
Distribution Blu-ray Disc, DVD, Wii Optical Disc, UMD

Shaun White Snowboarding is a sports video game for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Wii, Nintendo DS, iOS, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Xbox 360 systems. It was developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. It was released on November 14, 2008. The Wii edition of the game, Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip was developed from the ground up for the system, taking full advantage of the Wii Balance Board accessory and featuring its own unique storyline and adventure with Shaun White. The sequel called Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage was released on November 8, 2009 exclusively for the Wii.

Gameplay[edit]

There are six mountains in Shaun White Snowboarding, including Alaska, Park City, Europe and Japan. Each mountain features up to three different sections: peak, back country and park (or resort). There is also a "Target Limited Edition" of the game that's exclusive to the retailer; this version gives the player access to Target Mountain, an exclusive mountain with Target branding all over it, which has been described in-game as extremely difficult to find, and contains additional jibs, character models, and a sponsored version of the standard game's best snowboard which can be unlocked before the player's final challenge against Shaun White. The last mountain is set in British Columbia and is called B.C. The mountain is only available in the "Mile-High Pack" paid downloadable content. While players progress through the game, they will earn abilities that will help them throughout the game. Some of the abilities consist of gaining high speeds or the ability to break through obstacles to progress further in the game.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
Metacritic Wii: 78% (28 reviews)[1]
PSP: 70% (5 reviews)[2]
DS: 63% (4 reviews)[3]
PS3: 63% (30 reviews) [4]
PC: 60% (8 reviews) [5]
Xbox 360: 60% (48 reviews) [6]
Review scores
Publication Score
Game Informer 6.75/10
Official Xbox Magazine 6.5/10

The Wii version of Shaun White Snowboarding was the 20th best-selling game of December 2008 in the United States, and it was the best selling version.[7]

The Wii version of the game received more positive reception than any of the other versions. Eurogamer gave the Wii version 7/10, praising it as "the best looking version", singling out the presentation, soundtrack, implementation of the Wii Balance Board controls and multiplayer, while criticising the Wii Remote controls, half-pipe sections, difficulty level, and short duration of the single-player mode.[8] It was a nominee for several Wii-specific awards from IGN in its 2008 video game awards, including Best New IP,[9] Best Sports Game,[10] Best Graphics Technology,[11] Best Use of the Balance Board,[12] and Game of the Year.[13] The Xbox 360 version was nominated for "Worst Game Everyone Played" by GameSpot in their 2008 video game awards, and was awarded the title of "Most Dubious Use of In-Game Advertising" for excluding 20% of its content from editions not sold from the Target Stores editions.[14]

GameSpot gave the game a 5/10 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions.

Over 3 Million copies of the game had been sold as of May 2009.[15]

Soundtrack[edit]

  • “The Press Corpse” - Anti-Flag
  • “Gasoline” - Audioslave
  • “Berlin” - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
  • “Weapon of Choice” - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
  • “Don’t Fear the Reaper” - Blue Öyster Cult
  • “Hurricane” - Bob Dylan
  • “Someday Baby” - Bob Dylan
  • “Acceptable in the 80s” - Calvin Harris
  • “Clean My Wounds” - Corrosion of Conformity
  • “Time to Fly” - DUNK
  • “We Come 1” - Faithless
  • “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” - Gil Scott-Heron
  • “Counting the Days” - Goldfinger
  • “Jump into the Fire” - Harry Nilsson
  • “Barracuda” - Heart
  • “The Fashion (Do or Die)” - illScarlett
  • “Anna Molly” - Incubus
  • “White Rabbit” - Jefferson Airplane
  • “Reason Is Treason” - Kasabian
  • “Stuntman” - Kasabian
  • “Cult of Personality” - Living Colour
  • “Working for the Weekend” - Loverboy
  • “Control” - Metro Station
  • “Of Moons, Birds & Monsters” - MGMT
  • “Time to Pretend” - MGMT
  • “Dashboard” - Modest Mouse
  • “Stompbox” - Overseer
  • “Rock Box” - Run DMC
  • “Ill Placed Trust” - Sloan
  • “Ring of Fire” - Social Distortion
  • “Save Yourself” - Stabbing Westward
  • “The Ballroom Blitz” - Sweet
  • “Perfect Wave” - The Beautiful Unknown (Formerly Barlow)
  • “Keep Loving Me” - The Draytones
  • “Waiting for Go” - The Dykeenies
  • “Alive & Amplified” - The Mooney Suzuki
  • “Great DJ” - The Ting Tings
  • “Every Inambition” - The Trews
  • “Animal I Have Become” - Three Days Grace
  • “Play That Funky Music” - Wild Cherry

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