Snowboard Cross (Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games for DS)
Snowboard Cross is a Snowboard Event in the Nintendo DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games. It is set at Cypress Mountain. The objective of the event is to complete the course in the fastest time. The starting course record for this event is 00:55.684.
In this event, the player starts by pressing when "Go!" appears onscreen, however the player can press and hold before this to build up power and perform a faster start. If the player begins charging when "2" appears onscreen and releases with perfect timing, the character will perform a starting dash, which provides them with a short boost of speed. Once the event has started, the player can steer their character using left and right on , and can press and hold to accelerate. The player loses speed if they hit a flag or the edge of the course. When turning, the player can hold down to drift, which allows them to turn the corner faster and more smoothly, and if the player releases when the character's trail is orange, the player will gain an additional speed boost after completing the turn. The course also features ramps which can be jumped from, which the player can do by pressing at the edge of the ramp. Doing so with good timing gives the player a speed boost in the air, and jumping from the very edge of the ramp gives a larger speed boost as well as the character performing a trick animation to accompany the speed boost. The player can also gain speed boosts from slipstreaming rivals for extended periods of time. The character that reaches the end of the course first wins the event.
4 players race to finish in first place. Use drifts and jumps to your advantage!