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It doesn't happen often, given the bigger budgets of Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 games -- but the best version of Shawn White Snowboarding is on the Nintendo Wii, thanks to its minimalist design, vibrant graphics and satisfying foot controls. Less is more Big air tricks come standard.Shawn White Snowboarding: Road Trip, as the game is subtitled, doesn't have a lot of features to write home about. There's no online multiplayer, it's extremely linear, and there are only five locations to ski, each with a limited number of downhill runs. But the small scope also underscores what's most important here: screaming down a mountain, getting massive air, and performing gnarly tricks. Unlike the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game, Road Trip features an exclusive backdrop that has you and a gang of buddies chasing Shaun White around the globe in an effort to "catch up" with him (he's kind of a big deal). To do so, you unlock new resorts and playable characters by completing eight to 10 required...
What's Hot: Foot controls that make you feel like an expert snowboarder -- with practice
What's Not: The most linear courses of all the versions of Shaun White Snowboarding; Light on content