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Snow race is a fast action audio game which simulates all the intensive speed and high pressure adrenaline of competitive snowboarding, including it's cool ethos and distinctive lingo. Choose one of a number of characters to take onto the slopes, trying to pull off as many high octane tricks and airial acrobatics as possible, earning experience and cash which can be used to upgrade your board and gear, and also improve your balance letting you perform even more breath taking stunts. .
Once the race starts, you will begin moving automatically. You will start accelerating immediately until you hit your character's maximum speed, (you can check this by pressing d). INitially you will hear the sound of your board sliding across the snow in the center of the sterrio field, however once you reach a turn, the direction will be announced and you'll need to use the arrows to turn left and right. You'll hear your board's sound drift over to one side as you approach the edge of the run (be careful to take turns correctly sinse your not going to please your fans with a wipe out).
Occasionally you will hit jumps and find yourself in the air. At this point, use the w and s keys to raise and lower the nose of your board, and hit the arrows to perform tricks, however bare in mind that sinse your character has only a limited amount of balance (check this with the e key). You will need to have the nose of your board lowered to land, so don't get too carried away being flashy.
You can race on a number of tracks in different modes, and even create your own track files in notepad with the game's in built scripting. Tracks can be raced in several modes, free ride, an endless run around a track to build up experience and cash, stunt circuit, an attempt to do as many stunts as possible, rally race where you compete against a computer controlled opponent to see who can get around the track fastest and Gate run, where you need to collect flags.
As you complete races you will improve in rank, meaning more events are accessible such as the gate run, and you can move on to harder tracks (initially you will be limited to the beginner's luck track).
With a cool soundtrack, a career mode and a lot to master, this is certainly one for snow boarding fans.