Snowboard Riot (Board Warriors in Japan) is a snowboarding video game for WiiWare by Hudson Soft released in North America on February 2, 2009 and in the PAL regions on February 27, 2009. The game supports the Wii Balance Board and features online multiplayer via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.
In the game, players race against each other across four courses. Along the way, they can pick up weapons and power-ups such as mines, homing missiles, turbo boosts, invisibility and shields in order to hinder their opponents and aid themselves. Players can also use their board to protect themselves from attack. Each course features several alternate routes and hazards such as cliffs, but are linear and require the player to enter a teleportation portal at the bottom to warp them to the top of the course to start the next lap.
Players will be able to choose from four characters, and be able to customize and upgrade their gear, giving them performance boosts. The game also features a time attack mode, two player split screen offline multiplayer and online multiplayer against up to four opponents, and an option to race without weapons or power-ups.
IGN handed the game a 5.5/10, criticizing its "overly aggressive" rubberband AI and an unrewarding single player experience. WiiWare World gave it 5/10, finding that the reliance on using weapons to win rather than pure racing skill can result in a frustrating experience for the player.
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