Just released via Xbox Live Indie Games, Pixel Boarder is a physics-based snowboard stunt-o-rama and it's a great deal of fun. Controlling your boarder's arms via the left and right analog stick, it's tricky to begin with, but once it finally clicks, you can pull off a whole hoard of crazy moves. The key is to, well, not land on your head. That results in an owie.

Features include a replay system, allowing you to watch all your best stunts (and bails) backwards and forwards, sped up and slow-mo; Customizable boarders, with a bunch of different heads, bodies and boards to crash into the slopes; 'State-of-the-art retro graphics', allowing a choice of 32, 16, 8 or 4 bit visuals. Chuck in there a whole chiptune soundtrack supplied by some clever music people over at the 8-Bit Collective and it's all looking very beefy in content.

Just be warned - this is incredibly difficult. The short tutorial levels definitely do enough to teach the basics, but from then on in, it's all about experimenting to find the best tricks and methods of landing. All in all, definitely worth checking out the demo on the Xbox Marketplace. Will set you back 240 MS Points ($3) for the full version.

Related: Pixel Boarder Trailer