The complete lack of newness doesn't make World Stage's kid-centred, "hey dude!" arcade racing bad. Like its predecessor, World Stage is one of the best multiplayer racers on Nintendo's family-friendly console. But you can't escape the feeling that it's a lazy effort. The lack of full MotionPlus support might have been excused had the game offered more, but as it is, it can't be ignored. Young budding snowboarders will likely find much to enjoy, but for everyone else, only the party-focused multiplayer is of worth.