- Platform: Sega Dreamcast
- PEGI Rating: Unknown
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
Catch huge air, slide rails and bust 720 rodeo flips in this fast-paced sports game for Sega Dreamcast. Thanks to the graphic power of the system, characters and courses are created in astonishing life-like detail. Cruise down the mountain with full-speed 60-frame-per-second and watch the chills run down your spine!
Three modes available: Free Ride featuring five trail courses and a hidden bonus course; Super Pipe with two halfpipes; and Match Race for two player competition. Free Ride mode has an abundance of trail style courses and obstacles including mountain slopes and forest glade runs with shortcuts through countryside farms, tunnels and bridges. The Urban Striker mode within Free Ride allows boarders to take shortcuts through clock towers, rooftops and alleyways. Six main characters with unique styles and varying degrees of snowboarding skills--jump, technique, power balance, quickness and max speed. There is also an additional main character: Jimmy. Players can customise the characters with different costumes, board styles and riding styles. Match Race mode features split-screen racing (either horizontal or vertical division). Snow Surfers has awesome 3-D graphics. Perform basic grab tricks like tail grab, mute, method, melancholy to more intricate tricks like 900 misty flips. Uncover hidden characters, courses and boards. Boarders sport actual Bonfire and Solomon gear.
Armed with a glossary in the form of a user manual, players will soon be able to talk the talk. But in this game, walking the walk, or rather pulling the tricks, requires quite a bit of controller dexterity. Luckily the game is not based solely on snowboarding tricks, but also has a healthy dose of racing at its core. What makes this game stand out is the length and detail of each downhill course. Jumping off the roof of sheep farms, avoiding falling icicles, and catching the spotlight of a hovering helicopter are all in a day's play in Snow Surfers--and that's just the first track!
A unique two-player mode challenges players to shrink the opponent's split screen by outscoring him or her. Track graphics are up to snuff, but the players look a bit chunky. --Jeff Young