Rat On A Snowboard

App review by
Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Radical rodent squeaks in with a fun time waster.

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Educational Value

Rat On A Snowboard wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

Ease of Play

Users control the main character's actions with a single finger press, making it an incredibly easy game to pick up. Ultimately, success comes down to timing. 

Violence & Scariness

The rat can crash into trees or fall, but no violence is implied. Exploding meatballs fall from the sky in one game mode, but they're fairly benign. 

Sexy Stuff

A link to more games by the developer appears on the main menu. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Rat on a Snowboard is physics-based sports game, where players try to move a (you guessed it) cartoon rat on a snowboard as far along a course as they can. The game doesn't focus on big air tricks or dangerous stunts and is content to give users minimal controls to navigate the course; it's fairly forgiving once you get the hang of it. Users can share high scores via the Game Center social network, but participation is optional.

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Kid, 11 years old January 1, 2012

Great App Refined...

Really Fun! The game is easy and fun not only is there Just a RAT on a SKATEBOARD there are power ups cheeses and tricks like wheeleys. Great addition to the Do... Continue reading

What's it about?

Kids attempt to progress as far as they can along a never-ending slope, touching the screen to launch their rat in the air to avoid obstacles such as cliffs, trees, and tree stumps. They touch the screen to perform minimal mid-air turns. In another mode, the game adds exploding meatballs from the sky you'll have to avoid, using the same touch-to-jump play mechanic.

Is it any good?

RAT ON A SNOWBOARD shouldn't be this fun. It is, after all, a snowboarding game that lacks any real tricks. It's hardly a graphical tour de force. And it's as shallow as a kiddie pool. But even with all of that going against it, it's an addictive "one more turn" game that you'll have a hard time turning down. 

There are three modes, each of which offers silly fun. And trying to better your top score becomes a quest. It's an easy game to learn and a great way to kill a few minutes (or more) throughout the day -- and one you'll come back to again and again. 

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Price: $.99
  • Release date: November 28, 2011
  • Category: Arcade Games
  • Size: 9.10 MB
  • Publisher: Donut Games
  • Version: 1.01
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.0 or later
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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