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It's time to grab your board and prepare for a surfing adventure on snow! Tech Deck: Snowboarding features a total of four separate events: Boarder X, Monster Air, Monster Air Races and the X Tour.
Soar at speeds up to 130 kilometers per hour down a slalom course and test your speed and accuracy in Boarder X. Your boarder must traverse the flags correctly in order to avoid becoming disqualified. The number of mistakes allowed for advancement depends on which of the three skill levels is chosen, with only three allowed at the most difficult skill level while the first permits eight or more. Each track contains several rounds that must be defeated before moving on to the next (there are a total of six tracks).
Monster Air places you squarely on a ramp on the mountain where you must perform tricks by pressing the arrow keys after starting a jump in order to win. Only a good trick results in advancement to the next round; simply landing on your feet isn't good enough.
The Monster Air Races contain several jumps on a slalom that you must successively complete with tricks. Your total time left will increase with every successful trick — how much depends on which trick you perform. If time runs out, you're disqualified and the only way to complete the entire race and advance to the next round is to cross the finish line.
The X Tour is a combination of both the Boarder X slalom courses and the Monster Air Races. Before you begin any of the four modes of Tech Deck: Snowboarding, you must first select your character by utilizing the keyboard or mouse to control one of the four characters available, each with three different outfits and boards from which to choose. Each has unique ratings based on agility and speed.
After character selection, you choose from three modes of play in any of the four events: solo, against the clock or against other boarders. The solo race is always against a ghost character that appears if you make it to the second round. If you race against the clock, your only objective is to complete the slalom or monster air course in the time allotted. If you race against other boarders, every event you choose will be against the other three characters you didn't select. If one of them beats you in the latter mode or your ghost racer wins, you lose the round.
Whether you're a seasoned pro or have never seen a snowboard before, your goal in Tech Deck: Snowboarding is still the same — be the best in all four events! Think snowboarding is easy? Test your skill to the max; surfs up! ~ Nick Woods, All Game Guide