Review Let's Snowboard
Fun snowboarding game with locked content
Author: Ollie Green
Date: 13 Mar 2015, tested on Samsung GT-I9500 Galaxy S4
Decent graphics, global record chart, interesting game play, responsive controls
Let's Snowboard for Android is a fun snowboarding arcade game that let's you pull off tricks and compete for the best score against your friends and other players across the world. The game is very easy to get started with, and there's plenty of content to keep you coming back.
When you first play this game, you will be asked to register an account. You'll then go through a basic tutorial. You can choose not to register an account, but not doing so will leave you with certain content locked. To get the full experience you'll need to register. In the tutorial, you'll be shown how the game works. It's pretty simple - you are shown a combination of directions on the screen, and you must press these using the on-screen D-pad before you reach the end of the half pipe. Once you have entered the right combination, you then need to time your jump by pressing the jump button at the right time. You'll get a different amount of points depending on how hard the combination was to pull off and how good your timing was.
You'll notice that the graphics in this game are pretty decent. Whilst it's not the most amazing game out there in terms of graphical quality, the 3D stylized player models and detailed interface is more than enough to make things look nice. On top of the standard freestyle game, which allows you to perform different tricks within a short timespan, there is a championship league. The championship league lets you play through a series of progressively more difficult points challenges. You can also try to beat your friend's scores by viewing the global leaderboards.
Players can level up and upgrade their characters by playing well in-game. They can also increase their energy - this is a system that allows players to only play a number of different events before having to wait 20 minutes to play the next one. As you can imagine, this energy system is used as a monetization technique, and players can get more energy by spending real cash.
Let's Snowboard is a fun arcade game, and the graphics are great. Unfortunately the in-app purchases can be a little frustrating at times.
Adrenaline packed snowboarding game
Author: Vlad Popa
Date: 30 Jul 2016, tested on ASUS Nexus 7
Decent gameplay, addictive
Long wait times for the free user, lacking animations
Let's Snowboard for Android finds the in an intense snowboard competition where competitors start from a “half-pipe”(a semi-circular ditch) and perform tricks while going from one side to the other shooting in the air above the sides.
The graphics and animations that the game presents us, along with the soundtrack, are nothing close to impressive and could use some work. For Let's Snowboard, however, the game is saved by its quality gameplay even if other features are lacking. In this regard the game more than makes up for its faults, as even though gameplay is simplistic, it is catchy enough to make the user keep coming back for more.
When the round starts a sequence of arrows are showed in a certain order, the user must replicate said order by tapping on the arrows on the screen , if the order is correct two circles will appear in the middle of the screen , the goal is to press the jump button when the two overlap.
The user is penalized when he fails either one of the two, with the time bar shown on your screen decreasing, thus reducing your playtime that round and lowering your score. Different characters and items that can be unlocked have different stats that increase the time bar or the “damage “they inflict to the time bar when mistakes are made while playing.