Shaun Palmers Pro Snowboarder for Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2)
Shaun Palmer's Pro Snowboarder is another entry in Activision O2's extreme sports line, a series that includes Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 and Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX. Developed by the team behind the first two Cool Boarders titles, the game features Palmer, a six-time X-Games gold medalist, and a host of other pro snowboarders as they attempt to conquer the steep slopes of the world.
Instead of focusing on downhill snowboard racing, like the Cool Boarders series, Pro Snowboarder brings a more Tony Hawk-ish feel to the table. In every level, players have a certain amount of goals to accomplish. There are the requisite score goals, with each stage having three levels to achieve, and then a number of different goals specific to each track. These tasks include finding and running over different items, locating a specific object and doing a specific trick off of it, or performing special tricks off jumps that are monitored by cameramen waiting to snap the perfect shot.
As players go through the game, they get better boards and are able to upgrade their boarder with more powerful stats. There is also a multiplayer component, in which two players can race against each other, go for the highest trick set score, or even try to knock each other off their boards.