Heavy Shreddin' (NES)

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Heavy Shreddin'
Heavy Shreddin' - NES.jpg
Platform: NES
Year: 1990
Developer: Imagineering, Inc.

Heavy Shreddin' is a snowboarding video game that was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1990. It was released in Europe with the title Snowboard Challenge. The game was designed and programmed by John van Ryzin, who also did the graphics with Bill Wentworth, while Jesse Kapili, an in-house graphic artist at Imagineering did the title screen graphics.

There are three mountains that the player must overcome in order to complete the game. As the player descends the mountain, the terrain becomes more and more difficult to navigate. There are three degrees of difficulty on each of the mountains. The first is novice (marked by a circle), the second is intermediate (marked by a square), and the third is expert (marked by a diamond).

The player starts out with four lives. There are five different events and a total of 18 levels of play. In order to progress to the next event, the player must first successfully complete the event before it. If the player falls or runs out of time a life is taken away. After completing a trail, the player is rewarded with a bonus life. If the player is able to complete all of the trails and events, they will have completed the game.

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The USA title screen.

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The European title screen.

Music

For 1989, the Imagineering sound team of Alex DeMeo, Mark Van Hecke and Frank Covitz did a good job, composing the title music. Mark said he wrote the music on Dr. T's KCS for Atari ST, which was converted into a sound driver created by Stuart Ross.

Recording

Though the game was released in Europe, the PAL version's soundtrack sounds identical to the NTSC version; as it plays at the same pitch and tempo, so only the NTSC version has been recorded.

# Title ComposerArrangerProgrammer Length Listen Download
01 Title Screen Mark Van HeckeMark Van HeckeStuart Ross 1:11
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02 Moguls Mark Van HeckeMark Van HeckeStuart Ross 2:25
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03 Halfpipe Mark Van HeckeMark Van HeckeStuart Ross 1:37
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04 Downhill Mark Van HeckeMark Van HeckeStuart Ross 2:21
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05 Slalom Mark Van HeckeMark Van HeckeStuart Ross 1:55
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06 Select Mountain Mark Van HeckeMark Van HeckeStuart Ross 2:18
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07 Backwood Mark Van HeckeMark Van HeckeStuart Ross 1:37
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08 Penalty / Game Over Mark Van HeckeMark Van HeckeStuart Ross 0:02
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09 Course Clear 1 (Handstand) Mark Van HeckeMark Van HeckeStuart Ross 0:04
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10 Course Clear 2 (Compliment) Mark Van HeckeMark Van HeckeStuart Ross 0:04
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11 Next Up / Champion Tommy WalkerMark Van HeckeStuart Ross 0:04
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Credits

(Source: Verification from staff; game lacks credits.)

There are no game credits, because Parker Brothers, the U.S. publisher of the game prohibited game credits. We have contacted Mark Van Hecke, who had composed the music of the title. Mark also said Frank Covitz did the drum samples.

Game Rip

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Ripping NES music is an arduous process that is beyond the scope of this site.

Audio Devices

The game outputs to the RP2A03 in NTSC regions and RP2A07 in PAL regions. The DPCM is used for drum samples.

Releases

  USA.svg   USA
Heavy Shreddin' - NES.jpg
Title: Heavy Shreddin'
Platform: NES
Released: 1990-06-??
Publisher: Parker Brothers
  EU.svg   EU
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Title: Snowboard Challenge
Platform: NES
Released: 1991-??-??
Publisher: Activision U.K. Ltd

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