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Score: 8.0/10  [1 review]
3 out of 5
ProdID: 110 - SSX Tricky
Developed by EA Sports BIG

SSX Tricky
as Platinum Release
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SSX Tricky is coming straight at you with insane, sick UBER tricks, surreal mind-blowing worlds and a cast of funky-fresh characters.

Blast down the tracks at all-out speeds and suck up the bigadrenaline you've ever inhaled. All of your favourite SSX courses are tweaked for more speed, more elevation and more insane thrills, plus there are two wild new tracks that will blow your mind.

Hit the mountain harder with SSX Tricky. The sky is your stage.

GAME FEATURES:     •  BIG air and BIG tricks - New "UBER" tricks take airborne stunts to the next level.     •  Two All-New Mind-Blowing Worlds - New Garibaldi and Alaska course features near-vertical sections and huge drops, plus redesigned courses from the Award Winning SSX take you even higher.     •  An International Cast of Riders - Seven all-new competitors plus five riders from the original SSX make up the Tricky circuit.     •  Hollywood Voices - Celebrity voice talent brings the characters to life.     •  Own the Mountain - Compete in a full World Circuit, go head-to-head in the unique Showoff (Trick) mode, race the clock in Time Challenge mode, or just kick it in Freeride.     •  Fresh New Soundtrack - New releases and exclusive mixes from the cutting-edge world of electronic breaks and beats cut by turntable DJ all-stars Mix Master Mike, Aphrodite, The Plump DJ's and more.     •  DVD Media - DVD technology delivers a new 3d front-end as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes and making-of footage, from celebrity voice recording sessions to interaction between the riders on the mountain.

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Review by: tucker (Karl)
Dated: 15th of January, 2004

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This Review: 8.0/10
Value for Money:
Score 8 out of 10
Immersion Factor:
Score 8 out of 10
Sleepness Nights:
Score 7 out of 10
Score 9 out of 10

I played this when it first came out... I was working in retail sales at the time, so had access to a demo console and lots of cool games. Problem was, I didn't like games, but this was all that was on the machine at the time. So, I grabbed the handset and had a blast, competing against a co-worker who was a gamesmaster already. Of course, he whupped my sorry butt and wiped the floor with me. Oh, the shame. :)

After a few serious thrashings at the hands of the guru, I decided to give it a serious go, and was hooked within the day. Seriously, snowboarding hold ZERO appeal for me in the real world, but this game was cool.

Lots of tricks to pull off, heaps of 'air' to 'grab', and a surprisingly high level of interaction between the riders. The NPC AI is very advanced, giving a level or realism hardly seen in that day.

Now that this game is Platinum Edition, the price makes it very appealing, so I grabbed a copy and went home for a refrsh of the thrills. Even after a year without it, and access to other snowboarding games of a newer vintage, this game still holds great appeal for me.

Overall, I would class this as a classic must-have for any sports-freaks who own a PS2.

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