Rat on a Snowboard is primarily a distance/survival game where you play as (you guessed it) a rat on a snowboard. In this game you're not trying to pull off big tricks; instead, you're simply trying to get as far as you can while avoiding obstacles.
You have a couple of control systems to choose from. The default layout lets you simply touch the screen to both jump and spin (to gain altitude and points while in the air). But we preferred switching to two buttons, one each for jumping and spinning, to feel like we were in more control.
When we initially tried this game we thought it was just a simple distance game and that there was not much to it. But with some practice, we were able to make our way past many obstacles and could see how it would be a good time-waster just to see how far we could get. There are also a couple of added game modes here including a random map distance mode; a mode where you try to avoid exploding meatballs that fall from the sky as you race; and a mode where you can master single maps and try to get the highest rating. The simple controls make Rat on a Snowboard extremely easy to pick up and play, and, like most distance games, it's perfect for when you just have a moment to play a game to kill some time.
Overall, with cute cartoon graphics, easy controls, and distance-style gameplay, Rat on a Snowboard is a fun diversion. If you like distance games and want to try something different from the usual fare, this is a good option.