Pros: fun, easy to learn and use, kids are funny and I love that penguin
Cons: some things may be hard for young kids to get, but overall they like it
I liked Snowboard Kids, I LOVE SNOWBOARD KIDS 2. How can you now love a penguin snowboarding in tropical attire. I spent so much time laughing at him that I lost the race!! What's even funnier is when you lose a loud booming voice comes over the game yelling "YOU LOSE"!! That's great!
As with the first game I like it because four kids can race - I have four kids so this is perfect for them - or will be when my two year old becomes better gamer!! Right now she's happy racing and losing. She can pick her racer, change his clothes and pick a board - it's fun and the other kids let her join in.
I got hooked to this game the first time I played. We rented it because I refuse to buy a game I haven't rented, just in case. I was almost late taking it back because my husband and I got into a battle royal and lost track of time.
This game is fun for the whole family and gamers of every age can join in. It can be distracting at first if you use the rumble packs. They are heavy to hold and when they begin shaking it is odd, especially for those us who grew up playing Intellivision. It is just as fun with out the rumble packs and kids with smaller hands may actually find it easier to control.
There are many different race courses to choose from. There is the basic easy one and then they get progressively harder and steeper. What cracked me up were the killer bunnies on one of the slopes.
You can pick up coins and weapons as you board down the course. You get extra points for doing tricks, which can put older kids at an advantage. You can also buy weapons with the coins you collect and this can be hard for younger kids to deal with and try to board at the same time. My five year old son loved collecting pies and tossing them at the other racers.
About the hardest part of the game, as in the first one, is trying to find the gate for the ski lift. It can be harder for younger kids to hop over and find where to go through. Once they figure it out it's smooth boarding.
The kids and animals are funny, the costumes are hysterical, the boards and moves are cool. This is a great family game and even excellent for competitive adults!! It's just AWESOME and I will buy it.