Snowboard Kids Plus" (スノボキッズプラスsunobo kizzu purasu; スノボ is a shortening of スノボード?), is an enhanced port of Snowboard Kids released as a Japanese-excluvise title for the original Playstation. It adds an additional four characters (three default, one secret), changes part of the soundtrack, enhances some of the visuals in the courses, and gives more options to further customize the characters.
Snowboard Kids Plus largely expands on the plot of the original Snowboard Kids. The biggest addition to the game is the recurring rivalry between Linda and new character Nicole.
Differences from Snowboard KidsEdit
Plus incorporates the following changes from the N64 original.
- Nicole Couch, Pamela Rasteri, and Ruby Green are added as playable characters.
- A FMV intro replaces the original opening sequence. Also, there are several different cutscenes that use still images to describe the plot, and each of the ten character's endings.
- The menus are updated, with different visuals.
- Because of the Playstation's resolution and frame rate, the gameplay is slightly slower, and the characters appear to be more blocky.
- If the player switches characters in single player, the "Battle Mode" progress is not carried over, as each character has their own ending.
- When the player crosses the finish line when not on the final lap, the computer (by choice) takes over control of the player's character so that it can get him/her on the lift as soon as possible. If necessary, it will use items. Once the player arrives back at the top of the course, the player regains control. This can be switched back to normal manual control on the pause screen during gameplay.
- In Mr. Dog's shop, there are sixteen different paint styles of boards, rather than fourteen.
- In Mr. Dog's shop, the player can enter a "Wear Booth" and "Bleach Booth" to give the characters different hair colors/patterns and clothing.
Snowboard Kids Series
|Snowboard Kids - Snowboard Kids Plus - Snowboard Kids 2 - SBK: Snowboard Kids|
|List of Characters in Snowboard Kids|
|Slash - Nancy - Jam - Linda - Tommy - Shinobin - Mr. Dog|
|List of characters in Snowboard Kids Plus|
|Pamela - Nicole - Ruby - Kaede|
|List of characters in Snowboard Kids 2|
|Wendy - Damien - Coach|
|List of Characters in SBK: Snowboard Kids|
|Brad - Koyuki - Tommy (SBKSK) - Max - Jack Frost|