Snowboard Kids IV is a snowboarding video game for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, developed by UTV Ignition Entertainment, French Arkedo (whom they had previously worked on Magical Drop V and the Gold Edition from that game) and Arc System Works and published by Atlus and Bandai Namco Entertainment. This is the fourth snowboarding game based on the series. Also, all of the characters from the previous Snowboard Kids games return in this game. This is the only video game to have three exclusive DLC characters (from Sword Art Online and Disney's Frozen) and one DLC character (from various Android smartphones). This game has been released on February 22, 2019. On February 12, 2020, a port for the Nintendo Switch was announced and has been released on February 28, 2020, which features Nintendo costumes for each character. As of March 13, 2020, this video game has now launched on Steam.
Snowboard Kids IV has new features such as "Halfpipe Battle", a game mode where players battle it out on halfpipe themed courses. Players can even battle in colored teams on that game mode. And "EX Metamorphosis" where characters can upgrade to a new version of the character he or she is using for a short time. For example: Slash and several other main Snowboard Kids characters can turn into an anime version of themselves.
- Grand Prix
- World Tour
- Versus (1-4)
- Quick Race
- Halfpipe Battle
- Speed Cross (later renamed Speed Slalom in the final release)
- Halfpipe Challenge
- Shoot Cross
- Boss Challenge
- Online Mode
- Quick Race
- Halfpipe Battle
- Time Trials
NOTE: Characters highlighted in bold are hidden characters, while italics describe DLC characters. With changes from the past Snowboard Kids games, the player can now select the characters for the CPU controlled players and also adjust their AI level.
- Koyuki Tanaka (appears as an in-game transformation for Wendy)
- Max (appears as an in-game transformation for Coach)
- Black Frost (appears as an in-game transformation for Jack Frost)
|Kazuto "Kirito" Kirigaya||Balance|
|Shino "Sinon" Asada||Speed|
- Linda Mizuki (appears as an in-game transformation for Linda)
- Kaelyn (appears as an in-game transformation for Kaede)
NOTE: Courses highlighted in bold are hidden courses and must be unlocked in World Tour mode. In the course options menu, the player can change the number of laps.
|Course Name||Location||Other Appearances|
|Rookie Mountain||Japan||Speed Slalom, Halfpipe Battle & Boss Challenge|
|Jurassic Ruins||England||Boss Challenge|
|Quicksand Desert||Egypt||Speed Slalom & Halfpipe Battle|
|Black Diamond Mountain||Malaysia||Speed Slalom & Boss Challenge|
|Gnarly Grasslands||United States||Speed Slalom|
|Wintergreen Island||Brazil||Speed Slalom|
|Snowboard City||China||Halfpipe Battle|
|Snowy Ice Cavern||Antarctica||Speed Slalom, Halfpipe Battle & Boss Challenge|
|Low-G Factory||Russia||Speed Slalom, Halfpipe Battle & Boss Challenge|
|Glacier of Illusions||Unknown||Speed Slalom, Halfpipe Battle & Boss Challenge|
|Legends Park||Canada||Speed Slalom & Halfpipe Battle|
|Maiko Village||Japan||Halfpipe Battle & Boss Challenge|
|Hyper EX Course||United States||Speed Slalom & Halfpipe Battle|
|World Tree||Alfheim||Speed Slalom & Halfpipe Battle|
|Arendelle Village||Arendelle||Speed Slalom & Halfpipe Battle|
|Android Factory||Unknown||Speed Slalom & Halfpipe Battle|
|Big Snowman||Realm of Beginnings||Speed Slalom & Halfpipe Battle|
|Sunset Rock||Speed Slalom|
|Ninja Land||Speed Slalom & Halfpipe Battle|
|Jingle Town||Realm of Snow Town||Speed Slalom & Halfpipe Battle|
|Crazy Jungle||Halfpipe Battle|
|Ice Land||Speed Slalom & Halfpipe Battle|
|Japan||Realm of New Generations||Speed Slalom & Halfpipe Battle|
|San Fransisco||Speed Slalom|
|France||Speed Slalom & Halfpipe Battle|
World Tour Bosses
NOTE: There are a total of eight bosses to defeat in World Tour mode. Defeating a boss in this mode unlocks it in Boss Challenge mode, which can be found under Minigames.
|Snowman Robot||Rookie Mountain|
|Jungle Dinosaur||Jurassic Ruins|
|Metal Spider||Black Diamond Mountain|
|Chill Wolf||Snowy Ice Cavern|
|Damien Robot||Low-G Factory|
|Mega Alice||Rookie Mountain|
|Black Frost||Maiko Village|
|Shadow Face (Final Boss)||Glacier of Illusions|
Each character has his/her own unlock method. All unlockable courses can be unlocked by completing chapters and challenges in World Tour mode.
|Shinobin||Complete Chapter 1 in World Tour Mode|
|Kaede||Complete Chapter 2 in World Tour Mode|
|Wendy Lane||Complete Chapter 3 in World Tour Mode|
|Damien||Complete Chapter 4 in World Tour Mode|
|Coach||Complete Chapter 5 in World Tour Mode|
|Mr. Dog||Complete Chapter 6 in World Tour Mode|
|Peggy||Complete Chapter 7 in World Tour Mode|
|Mr. Pig||Complete all Halfpipe Challenges with an A-Rank in World Tour Mode|
|Mr. Panda||Complete all Shoot Cross Challenges with an A-Rank in World Tour Mode|
|Jack Frost||Complete all Chapters in World Tour Mode|
|Pyro Jack||Complete all Snow Town Challenges in World Tour Mode|
|Jack Ripper||Obtain an B-Rank or higher on all stages in Boss Challenge Mode|
|Wintergreen Island||Complete Chapter 1 in World Tour Mode|
|Snowboard City||Complete Chapter 3 in World Tour Mode|
|Snowy Ice Cavern||Complete Chapter 5 in World Tour Mode|
|Low-G Factory||Complete Chapter 7 in World Tour Mode|
|Glacier of Illusions||Complete all Chapters in World Tour Mode|
|Legends Park||Complete all Speed Slalom Challenges in World Tour Mode|
|Maiko Village||Complete all Shoot Cross Challenges in World Tour Mode|
|Hyper EX Course||Complete all Halfpipe Challenges in World Tour Mode|
NOTE: Snowboards that can be unlocked in World Tour mode can be purchased for the price of the number of Gold.
|Penguin and Fish||Available at Start||60,000G|
|Star Pattern||Complete Chapter 1 in World Tour Mode||180,000G|
|Wood||Complete Chapter 2 in World Tour Mode||240,000G|
|Snowman||Defeat the Snowman Robot with an A-Rank in Boss Challenge||300,000G|
|Jungle Dinosaur||Defeat the Jungle Dinosaur with an A-Rank in Boss Challenge||300,000G|
|King's Board||Complete Chapter 3 in World Tour Mode||300,000G|
|Metal Spider||Defeat the Metal Spider with an A-Rank in Boss Challenge||350,000G|
|Chill Wolf||Defeat Chill Wolf with an A-Rank in Boss Challenge||350,000G|
|Bronze Board||Collect 3,600,000G||350,000G|
|SBK Logo||Complete Chapter 3 in World Tour Mode||400,000G|
|Bandai Namco Logo||Complete Chapter 4 in World Tour Mode||400,000G|
|Silver Board||Complete all Snow Town Challenges with a C-Rank or higher in World Tour Mode||400,000G|
|Angel||Complete Chapter 4 in World Tour Mode||450,000G|
|Devil||Complete Chapter 5 in World Tour Mode||450,000G|
|Gold Board||Complete all Snow Town Challenges with an B-Rank in World Tour Mode||450,000G|
|Sun & Moon||Complete Chapter 5 in World Tour Mode||500,000G|
|Dragon||Complete Chapter 6 in World Tour Mode||500,000G|
|Rainbow Crystals||Defeat Mega Alice with an A-Rank in Boss Challenge||500,000G|
|Jack Bros.||Defeat Black Frost with an A-Rank in Boss Challenge||610,000G|
|Radioactive Green||Complete Chapter 7 in World Tour Mode||720,000G|
|Shadow Face||Complete all Chapters in World Tour Mode
NOTE: This snowboard possesses the player's character and turns him/her into a shadowy upgraded version of that character.
|Platinum Board||Unlock all other snowboards and complete all Snow Town Challenges with an A-Rank in World Tour Mode||1,000,000G|
|Sword Art Online Logo||Purchase the Sword Art Online DLC pack.||Free with characters and course from Sword Art Online|
|Frozen Logo||Purchase the Disney's Frozen DLC pack.||Free with characters and course from Disney's Frozen|
|Android Robot||Redeem the Download Code to unlock Android Robot, or purchase the Android pack which contains that snowboard.||Free with Android and Android Factory course|
Shots / Items
Shots and Items can be obtained for 100G. Pressing L2/LT/ZL activates the shot, while pressing R2/RT/ZR activates the item.
- Ice Shot
- Slap Stick
NOTE: Each character shares their own unique shot. Pressing Triangle/Y/X activates the character shot.
|Character Shot||Used by Character(s)|
|Lightning||Slash, Damien, Kirito|
|Ice Needle||Nancy, Pamela, Elsa|
|Shockwave||Jam, Sinon, Android|
|Heart Barrier||Linda, Nicole, Asuna|
|Stinger||Tommy, Ruby, Anna|
|Fireball||Brad, Pyro Jack, Kaede (as Kaelyn)|
|Potion Bomb||Wendy, Jack Ripper|
|Shuriken||Shinobin, Kaede, Wendy (as Koyuki)|
|Pengies||Coach, Max, Peggy|
|Snowball||Jack Frost, Olaf|
|Super Meat Bun||Mr. Dog, Mr. Pig, Mr. Panda|
- Invincibility Star
- Invisibility Cloak
- Rat Face
- Speed Fan
- Super Ghost
- Super Rat Face
|Character||Voice actor (Japanese)||Voice actor (English)|
|Anna||Kana Asumi||Kristen Bell|
|Asuna Yūki||Haruka Tomatsu||Cherami Leigh|
|Black Frost||Kōsuke Toriumi||Vic Mignogna|
|Brad Maltinie||Houko Kuwashima||Alexis Tipton|
Erica Mendez (Anime Form)
|Captain Draco (Announcer)||Hikaru Midorikawa||Josh Grelle|
|Coach||Takehito Koyasu||Xander Mobus|
|Damien||Tomokazu Seki||Ben Diskin|
|Elsa||Takako Matsu||Idina Menzel|
|Jack Frost||Eriko Nakayama||Monica Rial|
|Jack Ripper||Fumihiko Taichiki||Corey Hertzog|
|Jam Kuehnemund||Yūki Kaji||Quinton Flynn|
Todd Haberkorn (Anime Form)
|Kaede||Yūko Minaguchi||Cherami Leigh|
|Kaelyn||Ayumi Fujimura||Erica Lindbeck|
|Kazuto "Kirito" Kirigaya||Yoshitsugu Matsuoka||Bryce Papenbrook|
|Koyuki Tanaka||Saori Hayami||Jeannie Tirado|
|Linda Maltinie||Ayana Taketatsu||Laura Bailey|
|Linda Mizuki||Kana Asumi||Cristina Vee|
|Mr. Dog||Kōji Takahashi||Kyle Hebert|
|Mr. Panda||Norio Wakamoto||Bill Rogers|
|Mr. Pig||Wataru Takagi||David Vincent|
|Nancy Neil||Ayumi Fujimura|
Houko Kuwashima (Anime Form)
Brina Palencia (Anime Form)
|Nicole Couch||Atsuko Tanaka||Caitlin Glass|
|Olaf||Tomokazu Seki||Josh Gad|
|Pamela Rasteri||Yōko Hikasa||Michelle Ruff|
|Peggy||Rina Satō||Monica Rial|
|Pyro Jack||Taiten Kusunoki||Keith Silverstein|
|Rat Face||Jun Fukuyama||Alexis Tipton|
|Ruby Green||Daisuke Ono||Christopher Sabat|
|Shadow Face||Hiroki Yasumoto||Richard Epcar|
|Shino "Sinon" Asada||Miyuki Sawashiro||Michelle Ruff|
|Shinobin||Toshiyuki Morikawa||Greg Chun|
|Slash Kamei||Yū Kobayashi||Mona Marshall|
Erin Fitzgerald (Anime Form)
|Tommy Parsy||Shin-ichirō Miki|
Keiji Fujiwara (Anime Form)
Michael Sinterniklaas (Anime Form)
|Wendy Lane||Rina Hidaka||Sarah Anne Williams|
- This is the first Snowboard Kids video game to get released on an Xbox video game console.
- Brad's Super Deformed form can be used as his base form.
- The Past Snowboarding DLC pack 01 contains three courses from the classic Snowboard Kids video game and SBK2 costumes for Slash, Nancy, Jam, Linda, Tommy and Wendy.
- The Past Snowboarding DLC pack 02 contains three courses from Snowboard Kids 2 and alternate costumes for Pamela, Nicole, Brad, Ruby, Shinobin and Kaede.
- The Past Snowboarding DLC pack 03 contains three courses from SBK: Snowboard Kids and alternate costumes for Damien, Coach, Mr. Dog, Peggy, Mr. Pig, Mr. Panda, Jack Frost, Pyro Jack and Jack Ripper.
- Two of Coach and Mr. Dog's costumes from Snowboard Kids 2 appear as standalone characters. So far, they are renamed Peggy, Mr. Pig and Mr. Panda.
- Some of the characters who don't transform during gameplay usually glow because of the Hyper EX Gem, the Power Bow (for Peggy), the Devil Wings (for Pyro Jack) and the Angel Wings (for the Sword Art Online characters).
- Kaede and Wendy are the only two playable characters to have their own character shots changed when turned into Kaelyn and Wendy.
- As of February 13, 2019, the character select screen has been updated making all of the question and DLC marks (indicating hidden characters) removed.
- The Sword Art Online pack contains three new characters (Kirito, Asuna and Sinon) and the snowboarding course, World Tree.
- The song "BLAZING BULLET" (performed by Yoshitsugu Matsuoka and Miyuki Sawashiro) appears on the World Tree course.
- The Disney's Frozen pack contains three new characters (Anna, Elsa and Olaf) and the snowboarding course, Arendelle Village.
- With Elsa having a Japanese voice from Disney's Frozen, Anna and Olaf gain a Japanese voice in this game, too.
- The Android Robot and the Android Factory course can both be unlocked for free by scanning the Android Card using the Android phone and by redeeming the code. The character and the course cannot be shown after the card gets redeemed until April 20, 2019.