Olympic champ stars in boarding game with two-player mode.
Common Sense Media
25 February 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage is a snowboarding game featuring professional snowboarder and Olympic champion, Shaun White. The game has players perform tricks, win events and prizes, and progress through a career. Boarders can spill or run into each other, but there are no serious injuries. One background song contains a cuss word and another references alcohol.
Conclusion: Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage for Wii is another quality boarding title. However, the few improvements don't add up to a lot more than what was available last year; this really isn't a very inspired sequel. As such, owners of Road Trip need not shell out the dough for this newest version.
Excerpt: Shaun White is the best snowboarder in the world. His 2006 gold medal for Team USA in Torino, Italy cemented that fact. But with the Olympics still a month away, the high-flying White still has a bit of time to focus some attention on the game industry.
Pros: Some pretty sweet events., Great split-screen multiplayer., Snowboarding moves simplified on balance board.
Cons: Career mode is short., Game may be too childish for sim fans., Not too much new from last year's game.
28 December 2009
Excerpt: Shred fresh powder around the world in Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage out now for Nintendo Wii.
Wii Review - 'Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage'
9 December 2009
Summary: Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage follows Shaun White and his crew of friends as they go from chasing the best powder to pursuing the world's top competitions. You and Shaun will hit the slopes once again, but this time the stakes are higher; zig- zag across the globe to ride against the best of the best and take your place on the world stage.
Excerpt: Snowboarding videogames have really been all over the map in terms of quality. From the bad ( Evolution Snowboarding , Trick’N Snowboarder) to the great ( SSX Tricky , SSX 3 , Amped 3 ), it’s a genre that really can be divisive. It is also the one sport that hasn’t really hit it big with gamers like skateboarding has thanks to the Tony Hawk and Skate series.
Conclusion: All things considered, World Stage is better than its predecessor in nearly every way—but it’s also a year later now, and the improvements, while palpable, are still marginal. The biggest deficiency is still the overall amount of content; in spite of the well-implemented track variations, it’d still be nice if there was more, especially at a $50 price point. Even the soundtrack, while certainly catchy and appropriate, isn’t nearly as robust as it needs to be.