SSX Tricky (Original Xbox) by Electronic Arts

SSX Tricky (Xbox) by Electronic Arts Box Art



North Amercian Release Date: December 12, 2001.

Region(s) Released: North America, Europe

High Definition Resolutions Supported: 480p
Widescreen Supported (16:9): Yes
System Link Support: No

Average Overall Score:
8.83 / 10

Ok, so I went into buying this game with a little hesitation. I knew it was a port from the PS2 so I knew the graphics might not be as good as a game made for the Xbox from the ground up. I also knew there was another snowboarding game, Amped Freestyle Snowboarding, that a bunch of people recommended it, but a bunch of people also said it has technical problems like slow menus."

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Grab your board and take on the slopes of SSX as you've never seen them before. Two brand-new runs, six never-before-seen riders, and tons of original tricks, shortcuts, and jumps make SSX Tricky the ultimate snowboarding experience. If you think you've mastered every trick in the book, think again.

With voices supplied by Hollywood celebrities, the SSX Tricky riders come to life on the snow-covered icy mountain courses. Establish friendships, create rivalries, and show off your high-flying skills in three different types of races, and when you're ready to catch real air, reach into your bag and bust out one of the new crazy Uber Tricks. What are you waiting for? Grab that board and get Tricky!


Monday, October 1, 2001

Cheat Codes

      Cheat mode At the title screen, hold Left trigger + Right trigger and press A, Y, Right, B, X, Down, B, X, Left, B, A, Up. Release Left trigger + Right trigger and if you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound.

User Reviews

Score: 88
Overall User Average: 8.80 / 10 (88.3%)
Gameplay User Average: 9.00 / 10
Graphics User Average: 8.29 / 10
Sound User Average: 8.38 / 10
Xbox Masta 4
Date reviewed: August 31, 2005.

Overall: Although this game is outdated today, at the time it was a fun game to play. Whether you are playing Single Player, or Multiplayer it can be made fun.
Gameplay: Gameplays pretty decent. Different tracks, many tricks to do(and there not random, so you got to remember them unlike some games), and the more you go up in the bracket the higher the points and the tricks are more insane.
Graphics: Graphics I don't think meet xbox needs. However when you are playing I don't think the graphics really matter. If it improved however it would make the game that much better.
Sound: No complaints here, announcer guy and some music. No custom soundtrack but I think I can live without it for once.

Overall: 80 %
Gameplay: 80 %
Graphics: 80 %
Sound: 70 %

Date reviewed: February 21, 2004.

Overall: Having owned the original SSX on the original ssx in my days of owning a PS2 and thoroughly enjoyed the experience, I made an educated purchase and obtained a copy of SSX Tricky 2nd hand for ?10.
Instantly, the polished feel comes through with a thumping soundtrack, fast pace intros adding to the feeling of it being an SSX on Valium.

There are a few added modes to the original game but once you are presented with the character screen, a slight disappointment crosses as you realise that the characters are pretty much the same as the original crew.

The tracks are mostly again updated versions of the old tracks that (so you are told by the voice over of rahzel) that are supposedly so transformed with trick points and jumps that they are unrecognisable.

However much you try to kid yourself that they really are new tracks (there are a few, but just a few)you soon realise despite the cool additions, if you have owned or played the original SSX you will get the feeling you have traveled down that road before (excuse the pun).

Despite this, the addition of intuitive music to trick style gameplay and Uber tricks sending you mad do buzz up the game.

The fact that EA tried to defend this by saying SSX tricky was more of an update to the first rather than a brand new outright game is abolished by the fact they brought out SSX 3, denoting the second game was indeed a sequel.

Good game all round, gives just as many hours of play as the original but make sure you don't have to shell out top whack for it.
Gameplay: Fast paced, right from the start. Controls are easy to get to grips with and the game is able to convey a sense of speed well.
Graphics: Smooth graphics with a high frame rate most of the time. Can have tendencies to glitch if you know the right points, which shows the testing dpt. at ea hasn't been given enough coffee to keep them awake.
Sound: Same background tracks as before, but the intuitive tricky meter music fades in and out and slightly gains and decreases in pitch dependant on your trick meter and previous trick also. Very well grafted into part of the gamplay itself rather than just being another background sfx or music.
Suggestions: All in all, make sure sequels can claim and stand outright the ability to differentiate the game as the next game, not an updated churn-out.

Overall: 80 %
Gameplay: 90 %
Graphics: 70 %
Sound: 80 %

Date reviewed: November 14, 2003.

Overall: An addicting extreme sports game that anyone can enjoy to some degree. An engaging single player experience that keeps you coming back for more with a fun multiplayer mode.
Gameplay: Start at the top of a mountain and work your down either racing five CPU controlled characters or pulling off tricks to accumulate points. I find myself playing through the single player game the most to unlock more and more it just doesn't get boring. The multiplayer mode is fun to kill some time with a friend.
Graphics: PS2 graphics with better looking snow textures. The framerate is rock solid in splitscreen multiplayer and in the showoff single player mode. However, it can chop up real good in the race mode when all the characters are on the screen at once, but it doesn't affect gameplay and encourages you to do better. The characters have awesome animation with a fairly high polygon count.
Sound: The voice acting is excellent with some well known actors like David Arquette, Billy Zane, and Oliver Platt. The Music gets old especially Run DMCs "Lets get Tricky".

Overall: 90 %
Gameplay: 90 %
Graphics: 70 %
Sound: 70 %

Date reviewed: November 5, 2003.

Overall: A blast. I loved playing this game and trying to set trick records. Yeah this is one of the best games.
Gameplay: Great controls, This is way better then the prequal and I hope the next one is even better. I don't play as much anymore but it was a blast when I did.
Graphics: Good Graphics but not much better then the PS2 version. But for a arcade snowboarding game it hits the spot.
Sound: Good music and I ofter found my self announcing the "Triky" when I was ready to bust a super move. Awesome

Overall: 70 %
Gameplay: 70 %
Graphics: 70 %
Sound: 80 %

Dark Enemy
Date reviewed: November 5, 2003.

Overall: This game is nothing but an arcade racing gaming with decent graphics but thats it. The graphics are a straight port and will keep you in disgust. The gameplay didnt appeal to me as much
When getting this game i was thinking i was gonna get the same thing i got out of amped but i was wrong. Theres high jumps you can do some tricks but i never got to pull of the good ones.
Graphics: The graphics look like a straight port. In other words its UGLY. The snow looks like a sheet of paper, comon with the power of the xbox i expected more.
Sound: Theres nothing really special about the sound. Youll get sounds of players talking or sounds of the jumps but nothing special.
Suggestions: Better graphics, more tricks, and xbox live

Overall: 70 %
Gameplay: 50 %
Graphics: 70 %
Sound: 70 %

Date reviewed: November 24, 2002.

Overall: The game was fun the racing mode is fun same with the trick mode, carrer mode, time attack, the whole game but it gets boring after.
Gameplay: The game was really fun once you start after a month and a half gets boring but the game is fun in carrer mode.
Graphics: Whoa! Needs some work for this. People look like crap and it it not that good at detaileing.
Sound: Same thing as the visual.
Suggestions: Gets boring after a long time don't try do that again.

Overall: 80 %
Gameplay: 80 %
Graphics: 70 %
Sound: 70 %

Date reviewed: November 23, 2002.

Overall: This game is great! One of the best sport games i have ever played. even though the graphics are not perfict.
Gameplay: The gameplay is great. the way you have to change to the d-pad to do spins in the air is great and the handling is the best out of any snowboardin game.
Graphics: The visuals are the same as PS2 and gamecube witch is a bd thing but the gamplay makes up for it THIS GAME ROCKS!
Sound: sound is great! nothin g realy to say about the sound, the music is good and the voices of the people are well done too.
Suggestions: hmn.........

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 90 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: October 10, 2002.

Overall: I played the original SSX when it came out for PS2. It was a fantastic game screaming for a sequel. Unfortunately this is more of a director's cut. The game really hasn't changed that much. If you've played SSX, you may want to wait to get this cheaper than $50. There is plenty of SSX goodness here though and the additions/changes that were made are all very cool. It's still a blast to play.
Gameplay: This game is just rock-solid fun. Over-the-top tricks, well-designed tracks, colorful and addictive.
Graphics: Very colorful, cartoony style compliments the gameplay very well. There is a little very minor slowdown when the camera pans in on the action with most/all the skiers on the screen at one time. Only happens in a couple spots.
Sound: Features voices by some of Hollywood's biggest celebs which is cool, but not enough samples makes it repetitive after awhile. Same announcer & music from SSX is as fun as ever though.
Suggestions: How about a whole new game next time? And on-line play? Support XBL please EA. Thank you.

Overall: 80 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 80 %
Sound: 80 %

Date reviewed: September 4, 2002.

Overall: This has got to be one of my favorite games to play. I love the characters different attitudes and the diversity in different levels. The music isn't bad, but you really don't notice it that much since you're continually trying new tricks.
Gameplay: The gameplay is great. Some moves are somewhat hard to pull off, but if you practice them you'll get the hang of it. I love being able to interact with the other boarders, by knocking them down of pushing them out of your way. Each level offers it's own unique styling, so you never feel like you're playing the same thing over and over.
Graphics: It's meant to be an arcade type game and that is exactly what it looks like. Their is not a lot of detail, but the graphics are still very good and with an arcade you want things to be a little cartoony.
Sound: Sound is pretty good. The boarders have very few lines, so you get tired of hearing the same thing. The music isn't bad, but it would be nice to add your own playlist.

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 80 %
Sound: 70 %

Date reviewed: September 2, 2002.

Overall: I had never played any sort of snowboarding game before picking this one up so I had a tough choice between Amped, Dark Summit and SSX Tricky at the time. I definitely think I made the right choice. The characters, the tracks and the speed all have made for a ton of fun with this game.
Gameplay: You go careening down cool, well designed tracks at top speed while doing freaky, crazy tricks the whole while...what could be better? I really had fun unlocking the new boards, tracks and outfits.
Graphics: Definitely not as good as they could have been if they had been Xbox-designed but this is just a PS2 port. They were definitely playable and I didn't experience the slowdown that some others have talked about.
Sound: Relatively good voice acting from the talent added to the game. The Tricky track was kind of addictive and I found myself humming it at odd times at work and otherwise...

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 70 %
Sound: 80 %

Date reviewed: September 2, 2002.

Overall: Fun mad fun. i havent gotten the cash to go out and buy it. but when i doo you better belive im going to. it is sooooo addictive.
Gameplay: FUN FUN FUN. that is the key word in this game and every thing is larger then life. It has great contorls and great fun.
Graphics: Great they look better then ps2's and there smother and sharper. not much to sya here other then it looks great.
Sound: Big loud. and fun! the sound it great the annoncer the SFX the special moves. jsut every thing sounds nice and crsip.
Suggestions: Keep up the good work.

Overall: 90 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 80 %
Sound: 80 %

Date reviewed: August 18, 2002.

Overall: I'm 40 years old. I'm supposed to think snowboarding is for 14-year-old caffeine addicts with nose rings.

But appearances lie. This suburbanite has nipple rings and a big enough caffiene habit that I bought my wife Starbucks stock fro christmas one year. I *like* this game.
Gameplay: Gameplay is simple enough with a gentle learning curve, lots of small rewards for small tricks, and bigger rewards for more complicated (but still reasonable) accomplishments.

The menus are simple, the user interface more or less self-explanatory, and the characters are funny, well-done, and have very distinctive styles.
Graphics: While not spectacular in the way of some xbox games, the visuals are well-done, and do nothing to take away from the gameplay. The animations are smooth and are always appropriate to what's going on - your character looks backwards when a competitor is catching up, for example. The cut-scenes are great.
Sound: The FX are good without being overwhelming, they provide good feedback on what you're doing. The music is varied enough to be enjoyable by everyone in my family.
Suggestions: The head-to-head mode makes the visual scene so narrow that it's difficult to see anywhere but in front of you.

Overall: 90 %
Gameplay: 90 %
Graphics: 80 %
Sound: 90 %

Date reviewed: August 6, 2002.

Overall: I love this game. The racing is exciting and the showoff is also fun. The tricks are really cool like when this one guy break dances on his board. It is unlikley, but its fun to watch.
Gameplay: Racing was the most fun for me (probably because I always win). Showoff was also great fun to jump off cliffs or levitate of vents. Multiplayer was fun to. There is training so you can get better at your moves. You can improve the charcters by getting gold in events.
Graphics: The visual was good. The character were well drawn and you can change the clothes of the rider. The clothes flap when you are in the are. The snow is very realistic.
Sound: Sound was fine. The characters talked a little trash to each other and the music was okay. The sound was fine.
Suggestions: To be avle to make your own player. And four player multiplayer.

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 80 %

Date reviewed: July 30, 2002.

Overall: Come on everybody with me ! Amped is a way better than this crap. How could you apreciate this stuff. I mean this unrealistic and pretty ugly !!!!
Gameplay: Yes the gameplay rules a way better than amped because he is more easy. A really completed gamplay with plwnty of thing to do .
Graphics: BaH, Ssx tricky is on gamecube so i really hate this kind of toons game. I want better graphic if he want to be here with me !
Sound: I am someone that i just don't care about music so i always give 3. Sound is great !
Suggestions: I am laughing, are dumb or stupid ! This game is no where close from a legend for me. You must do an another type of game. Sorry !

Overall: 60 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 60 %
Sound: 60 %

Megaherz *RAGE*
Date reviewed: July 25, 2002.

Overall: What the h-e-l-l is going on here ? My review of Amped Freestyle Snowboarding and Jet Set Radio Future cannot be edited anymore, it's a shame for me because they got a lot of mistake in the word. Who's care so because we gonna talk about SSX Tricky. My first impression when i saw the top 75 x-box games is why SSX Tricky is on the top ten. Amped got better graphic, multiplayer, story and gameplay but its seems you prefer those kind of unrealistic game than a simulation one. You need to know the story ! Did you remember something about trick game ? Yes they got no real story except for Amped. Also the multiplayer is too basic to be good but you got more competition than normaly because they add bots. In conclusion Ssx tricky is really a good game but not better than Amped, the only advice i can give is rent Amped and Ssx tricky before buying one of them.
Gameplay: The gameplay is really deep here. You can do a time challenge, a race competition, a snow off and also you can learn trick. Ok i said that was a unrealistic gameplay but sometimes it's really fun to see the upper trick. You don't have the time to relax for the lasting appeal because it's take to me a weekend to finish a character and i don't have all the gold medals.
Graphics: Ssx tricky is also on Gamecube, so don't expect to have greater graphic than the GameCube. Ok they are good but if you watch Amped ( yes Amped againt ) you should see the big different between them. Visual also mean video and for that is one on the best ever seen here. When you are able to change your rank you can see some amazing video. But the best thing here is that they make a dvd content. In that part they are talking about who do the voices, how they make the game and thing like that. It's really amazing how many details they do to impress us. You always want a example so i will give one : On the screen when you choose your character you can see a interview of the member of Ssx tricky and a biography.
Sound: The sound is really simple and when the character are talking it's always the same sentence. What is amazing is that Luci Liu, the famous actress, has done one of the voices and it's not the only one.
Suggestions: Better graphic, more unique upper trick and more sentence for each character !

Overall: 90 %
Gameplay: 80 %
Graphics: 80 %
Sound: 80 %

Date reviewed: July 8, 2002.

Overall: Overall, SSX Tricky is the game that SSX was to the Play Station 2. If you've played the original game, then you'll know exactly what I'm talking about, but if you've never played the series before, then you're really in for a good treat. With the amount of character, tricks, options and stage redesign, you're really looking at a game that shows what happens when you do a good sequel. Other than the cheap difficulty at some points, there really isn't much that I can find with the game that is wrong, or even remotely wrong, other than Eddie. There isn't a reason to have hair that big and that orange in any type of game. For the SSX fan, or EA Sports junkie, SSX Tricky is a game for the XBox that will truly test your ability to use the overly large controller and make a master out of you in a couple of short days!

Gameplay: The gameplay is all about hot and heavy racing with plenty of flashy tricks thrown in for the hell of it. Most people when they pick up a game of this type, they look to see what kind of tricks they can do from the very beginning. In the original SSX, you had several good looking tricks that you pulled off with some monstrous effects to win either medals or increase your little turbo boost meter to help you through the rest of the stage. In SSX Tricky, it works on the same basis that the better your trick and the faster you spin, the better off your boost total is going to be. Now, where the first one merely enhanced your speed, SSX Tricky offers you a new Tricky meter that allows you to hammer out some Matrix-style tricks that not only catch your eye but add up for high scoring combinations. Through doing special Tricky maneuvers, you'll find that you can light up the word Tricky and therefore give yourself an infinite Super Boost through the rest of the stage!

The game is divided up into two sections in the World Circuit series that allows you to do either a downhill race of the Show Off competition. Both of these allow you to build up your character statistics in order to better their attributes in the form of speed, trick speed, edging and stability. The better the medal that you receive, the better your attribute distribution points are going to be in which you can turn your rider from a fresh meat rookie into an SSX Master! The Race option pits you against five other racers in a three heat race across several stages which encompass all of the original tracks and two new ones (Garabaldi and Alaska). You would probably think that the stages would all be the same, but the tweaking on the game play really shows in which the stages have been redesigned to add more challenge in both the downhill racing and the trick competition! Most of the changes that you'll see is with the overall layout of the game, in which you have to learn to utilize the shortcuts that permeate the stages, both new and old.

The Show Off competition allows you to pull off the various tricks while collecting point multipliers to increase your score into the hundreds of thousands. In Show Off, you'll find that all of the stages with the revamping have really paid off, considering that the stages in Show Off are geared for tricks and tricks alone! Grinds and high flying jumps litter the stages, and the better the trick, the higher your boost until you hit the top of the adrenaline meter and turn it into Tricky Mode. In Tricky Mode, you can then start turning out super tricks that range from BMX moves {Barspins, Superman) to MX moves (Nac Nac) to other various X-Games style maneuvers that are really out of this world. Again, the better you do in the competitions, the better your medal and the better your medal, the better your attribute point distribution will be. In gaining the gold, you can unlock other characters and new boards as well as new stages to compete on, and with enough tricks, you'll unlock new character outfits to wear during your races.

The bulky controller that the XBox offers does plenty to turn the game play challenging with every passing move. To be honest with you, if I had my choice on what it was that I could do with the controller design, then would not be it! With the lack of extra buttons, some of the grabs and otherwise have been taken out of the game due to lack of functioning control set up. If you can actually get the control down to a science, then you may find that there is very little that has been taken out. This essentially cuts down your possibilities on the different tricks and what you can do with your rider, which will catch most SSX fans off guard, simply because of the strange lack of tricks.

However, in order to pull off those insane looking Uber-tricks, you have to hit two of the top triggers along with one of the facial buttons. Something that can be done though, is the change up of different button sets, which can ultimately change the game for you and this will help to get your comfortable with a decent set up. For those of you who have played the PlayStation 2 version of the game, you'll find that the severe change in the way that the game handles and trick buttons are going to take a little getting used to. If you've never played the game before though, then you'll find that the game plays like a dream with just a little practice and a working knowledge of what's going on with each of your riders!

Graphics: Visually, the game is full of eye candy and not as muted as the first one seemed to be. With the new additions to each stage, new paths and shortcuts, new and old, you'll find that SSX Tricky is one cut above the first in this area! With the characters ranging from the cute (Kaori) to the truly psychotic (Psymon) you'll find that SSX Tricky offers more variety in the visuals department than the first one did. All of the stages have simple lighting, but heavy detail in the way that they are all set up.

Even the tricks and the outfits that your character of choice wears looks sleek and well defined, and the Uber Tricks are something that have to be seen to be believed! There is nothing like watching a character in mid air release his board, pick it up, spin it around their neck and then drop it to the snow before they land to really make you appreciate what good programming and testing time does. Plenty of snow boarding game makers can take plenty of lessons from EA Sports, because this one does have the right stuff.

Sound: The audio here in SSX Tricky is first rate, with some high profile names doing the voices for the characters. Billy Zane (Sniper, Titanic), Macy Grey, David Arquete, and Jim Rose (Jim Rose's Freak Show) all perform the voices for the characters that you find here as well as other high profile names in the entertainment world. To add into this, the tracks are mostly mixed by the Beastie Boys DJ to create a truly pulse pounding and adrenaline pumping soundtrack that keep the pace of the game at a full clip. The voice acting of the introduction with the selection of boards and outfits as well as the overview parts of each stage really make an impact on the ears and will leave a lasting impression!

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 100 %

hook-worm J
Date reviewed: July 3, 2002.

Overall: Holy crap! This game is fun! I bought this game because I like snowboarding games and I had seen some movies of it, and it looked great. And oh boy, it is great. I have seriously spent 10-20 hours playing it, and I enjoyed them all. This game offers a lot of fun and replay value. Its definatley one of the best Xbox games out. Buy it now!
Gameplay: The controls are simple, turn with the left analog stick, punch with the right analog stick, crouch with A, while crouching switch to the D-pad and hold a direction, when you are about to go off the jump release A and you will send your boarder into an array of flips and spins that makes your mouth water. There are grab buttons and a boost button also. Its quite simple but you can have hours of fun doing all the different tricks and uber tricks. There are 3 modes, practice, single event, and world curcuit. Its a blast just to practice a certain course looking for shortcuts and doing tricks all at your own pace. Or you can do single event and race other boarders or do the showoff event which adds more jumps and rails to a track. In world circuit you pick a rider and race the cpu opponents in 3 heats per track. You also do the showoff event where you must reach a certain point value to get the gold. Some of the later tracks can get very hard and frusterating, especially the racing. Mainly because the cpu controlled boarders are so hard to beat and you cant really break far ahead of them, so that last stretch of track counts the most. Nonetheless it is very fun and addicting. You start with a few characters and earn more as you get gold medals. During world circuit the other racers are either your friend, enemy, or nuetral. When they are your enemy they will take every chance to knock you down or cut you off. If someone is nuetral or your friend, they can become your enemy if you knock them down enough times. There is lots of things to unlock, like new costumes, boards, and tracks. Plus, there is DVD content which will show you clips of the developers working on the game and explaining about the tricks, sound, tracks, voice acting, ect! It has it all! Gameplay is very solid in this game.
Graphics: The visuals in this game rock! The character models look wonderful and so do the tracks. It doesn't matter if this game is a port, the graphics wont let you down. One of my favorite things about this games is the sence of spead you get when racing down the track. Its cool to see the track fly by you at high speed and carve high around the turns and send snow flying in the air. That mixed with the sound of your board cutting through the snow makes you realize that this game has more than just "tricks". Speaking of tricks though, they look superb!! All of them look beautiful and smooth. They link together perfectley too. The Uber Tricks are the highlight of the game. When your boarder does enough tricks and gets a full tricky meter the famous "its tricky" song plays and when you press certain buttons your rider will do some crazy insane stunt that looks very cool. Each rider has a few of their own unique uber tricks along with some of the standard ones (but still cool) that are shared between different riders. The only bad thing visually about this game is the frame rate drop when a few different boarders get on the screen at the same time. I dont find it to be that bad and usually it goes away quickly. Overall this game visually shines!
Sound: The sound is great. From the sound of your board flying over the snow to the things your rider yells out to other racers all sounds great. They even used celebrity voices for some of the characters. And your boarder will actually say the name of the rider its yelling to. The announcer will also chime something in during the race. The music is fast paced, and hearing the "its tricky" song start to play gets you excited to do that uber trick your always waiting to do. The sound is great overall!
Suggestions: You've made a wonderful game that will keep me playing it for a very long time. If you make a sequel (which I really hope you do) add more jumps, bigger jumps, more tracks, more characters, more uber tricks....hell.... MORE EVERYTHING!

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 90 %
Graphics: 90 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: June 17, 2002.

Overall: This is a fun game, you get the sensation of going fast and high. The only problem is that it doesn't make an attempt to be realistic.
Gameplay: This is a fun game, you get the sensation of going fast and high. The only problem is that it doesn't make an attempt to be realistic.
Graphics: Graphics a a bit disappointing compared to modern games.
Sound: I enjoyed the sounds, kinda funky.

Overall: 80 %
Gameplay: 80 %
Graphics: 40 %
Sound: 80 %

Date reviewed: June 12, 2002.

Overall: i hate it its so gay and cartoony the gameplay sux, graphics arent great, and the sound, ugh, the terrible noise makes me want to shove my finger down my throat and throw up, amped is 50 times better than this game!
Gameplay: How could anyone stand playing this game for more than 30 minutes without taking a loooong break. It reminds me of a fuzion frenzy with snowboarding , and even worse sound and graphics. Its one of the most boring games ive ever played i reccomend to you people DONT EVEN RENT IT dont waste your money!
Graphics: ugh once again i say amped is 200 times better.
Sound: its so pituffly annoying, like i said before it sounds like a cartoon
Suggestions: dont even bother making a sequel it will be a waste of money. (you should try cartoon based roleplaying games that would be a little more interesting :P)

Overall: 20 %
Gameplay: 20 %
Graphics: 40 %
Sound: 20 %

Date reviewed: May 27, 2002.

Overall: I remember playing the original SSX on the PS2, and I was blown away. This title does no less for me. It is by far the best snowboarding game I have ever played, easily. While I was kind of disappointed that they don't have an easier way to practice tricks and such, I'm still hooked on this game. If you are into snowboarding games, this is a must have, trust me.
Gameplay: Not really realistic, if that's what you are looking for, it's kind of an arcadish, high flying snowboard game. But that's not bad, snowboarding through the middle of a city is great, and there is a level with a series of pipes and tracks in mid air, giving lots of variety for that. These are easily the nicest courses I've seen in a snowboarding game.
Graphics: The graphics are very nice, and get the job done, the tracks look beautiful, and the riders are very nice looking, but I do have a problem with this game, whenever I'm in race mode, and start to get a few people on my screen, the framerate drops dramatically, sometimes to an unplayable level. This has really bummed me out on multiple occasions, but it's the only problem I've seen.
Sound: Well, the soundtrack is great, and fitting in most places, but the announcer gets very repetitive. And some of the riders are very, very annoying. But other then that, the comments can sometimes be funny. So overall it's not too bad.
Suggestions: Work on the voices to make them a little more bearable please :)

Overall: 90 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 80 %
Sound: 60 %

Date reviewed: May 26, 2002.

Overall: This game is pretty sweet, It is fun to jus go aroundtening to the tricky music pulling sum weerd moves haha thats so awosme. But this game is really fun you can do awsome moves and it has very catchy tunes lol. Also it is very easy to control but there is no grind button :( o well that makes it that much easier :) This is a really fun game.
Gameplay: As i said this game is very easy to control and the modes in it are great the kinda carreer thing or 2 player fun. Slso the replay value is sooo sweet cause theres lots of things you can unlock wutch makes you jump up and start singind......."its tricky tricky trick tricky" and the rest of the words which is hard to figure out haha.
Graphics: The visuals are great and quite funny. Especially afro man doing his wormy thing that makes me laugh, then jump then sing the tricky song lol (man i love that song). But anyways back on topic this game has beutiful graphics with riders, enviroment and lots more.
Sound: YES MY FAVOURITE PART THE TRICKY SONG YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHH. Man i love how they use thius song in the game cause of coarse it goes great wioth the game for thr game has tricky in it which is very cool. Also i heard some voices which are very cool?funny and the snobords make sum noice to i think.
Suggestions: The tricky song 24 seven YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 100 %

Warthog Queen
Date reviewed: April 22, 2002.

Overall: i thought this game was so cool!! i dont care what all you retarts say..i thought it was great..everything..except the damage on your fingers! :)
Gameplay: this game is a real thumb masher for sure!!! my dad every weekend will come to me showing the calases onhis thumbs and fingers from al the buttos he has to push..he cant wait for the new trick controller!
Graphics: The graphics and detailed characters are definately going to be given a 5! totally! if you dont give this game a 5 on graphics your crazy! every level had new and very cool settings..its unbelievable of how real it looks!!!
Sound: like every other game the sound is pretty good in my opinion. every character has there own personality and sayings that they say in every trick or when you pick them. itz cool!
Suggestions: umm come out with the new controller soon..if you did already then we will be out buying it for sure!!

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 80 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: April 15, 2002.

Overall: This game is soooo !&%$@#* fun! all the sweet tricks look amazing and the variety is huge!!! The characters are all unique and the voice acting and trash talk is pretty good as well! This game is great!!
Gameplay: The gameplay is sweet.... do tricks to boost ur turbo and then blast off past ur opponents, or u can push em down and pull off one of your super sweet uber tricks!!!! HAHA the moves and the whole game system works wonderful!
Graphics: The graphics are good.... i must say i saw this game being played on xbox and game cube at the same time and the xbox seriously did look better. The graphics are good but they could be better.... better looking people... more vivid environments But the graphics do suit the game.
Sound: The sound is amazing! The voice acting is the best and the music is quite good too!!!! I LOVE WHEN U GET FULL BOOST!!! the tricky song rules!!! "it's tricky, it's
Suggestions: More levels.. huger jumps and better graphics!

Overall: 90 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 80 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: April 14, 2002.

Overall: this is an awesome game. out of the 3 snowboarding games, (tricky, dark summit and amped)this is my favourite by a long shot.
Gameplay: gameplay is great!! the controls take a bit to get used to especially having to pre-wind your spins but other than that its great.
Graphics: graphics are quite good but they could have been much better. If they make another one i'm sure it will use more of the x box's potential.
Sound: the sound is great!! especially the music you get when you get your special meter up!! o ya, "IT'S TRICKY, IT'S TRICKY"
Suggestions: better graphics, longer game

Overall: 90 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 80 %
Sound: 50 %

Date reviewed: April 5, 2002.

Overall: its a good game, but for some reason I dont think is a good one to buy.
Gameplay: Game is easy to play and fun to play. But I get really tired of benn in a snowboar all the time doing trick or racing againts others. how ever i think the trick are really cool and diferent from the rest of the snowboarding games.
Graphics: The graphics r cool. But they can be better, like we have seen in games like halo and wreckless.
Sound: Really cool sound, with cool voices like Macy gray and others popular actors. But you can't play your own music, and in a game like this i think this is a very important component!
Suggestions: Make some crazy stuff, like fights in the snow, add some blood and some action!

Overall: 60 %
Gameplay: 80 %
Graphics: 80 %
Sound: 90 %

Date reviewed: March 28, 2002.

Overall: Fun game, addictive, definately addictive. The characters are interesting, and alot of fun to listen to
Gameplay: Alot of moves to remember, but very enjoyable. The first few tracks are very easy, but good for learning the basics of the game.
Graphics: Incredible. The scenery and the crowds make this game very enjoyable. Nice use of colors, not to hard on the eyes.
Sound: Could use better music. At times, I find this sound track to be a bit annoying, but not horribly overbearing
Suggestions: Different music,

Overall: 90 %
Gameplay: 90 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 80 %

Date reviewed: March 22, 2002.

Overall: This game is great FUN!!! you really have to chek it out to see what it is like. BEST SNOWBOARDING GAME EVER!!! REALLY check it out!!!
Gameplay: First time i saw it in the comercial I thought its just one of those suck a*s games again. But my brother told me how adicting it is, and it really WAS
Graphics: Come on just look at it. Man I would paly it all day and night if my brother wouldn't exist. GET IT AND SEE IT FOR YOURSELF
Sound: Man sounds are great, and even if you dont think so its not like you have to listen to it. Put in one of your cd tracks and forget about the rest.
Suggestions: You made a great game but maybe put some diffrent sound tracks in it.
but mostly NICE!!! I MEAN IT NICE!!!

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: March 17, 2002.

Overall: This game is the most fun that I've played in years. I can sit on the couch for hours doing uber tricks, grinds, and going off jumps. If you're looking for a game, SSX Tricky will provide for hours of fun. This game should be on every XBOX system!
Gameplay: Very fun! Tons of tricks, huge jumps, and plenty of rails make the land unlike other games, where you will be bombing a hill at 50 mph and do nothing. In this game, you can grind on your head!
Graphics: The graphics are super cool! Extremely 3-D, with smooth moves and awesome voice acting. There are also lots of shortcuts with details like twigs flying off trees and birds flying.
Sound: Sweet tracks, and hillarious quotes from the characters. I also like the announcer, because he tells you what you have done, what to do, and just keeps your company throughout the whole game.
Suggestions: None.

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: March 12, 2002.

Overall: I can't stop playing this thing. It's sick! I really wasn't into renting this game but yesterday I decided "Why the hell not?" I played the first one and thought this was just like it. Man was I wrong! This game is so awesome. I can't stop playing 2 player with my brother. Non-stop close runs. The graphics are spectacular. The sound is amazing. What makes this game so great is the serious air, the millions of short cuts, and the UBER tricks.
Gameplay: Took me a lot of time to adjust from the original SSX on the PS2. The left joystick turns right punches and the d-pad flips and spins. Kind of a pain in the butt but this game is so fun you'll keep playing it and eventually learn how to control it properly. UBER tricks are so far out and look so awesome. One guy even does a break dance on his board. My favorites are Mac, Psymon, and Luthers UBER tricks. Characters are so funny. Psymon and Luther IMO are the most interesting out of all of them. Tricks are awesome, grinding is fun, and you got to love the short cuts. I also love the serious hang time you get on this game. It's sick! What's also cool is their is somewhat of a storyline in 1 player. You rough up someone, they talk to you after the race. Although they are one liners, it beats SD! 3's lame story mode anyday. I almost always fill Luther's agression meter to the top which ends up in the big man and me punching each other non-stop through the race. They also have some must see DVD content on how they made the characters, the tricks, etc. Its really good to watch before you start playing.
Graphics: Character models are nice. The detailed faces are very detailed. The crowd is the only slight downfall but it's still very good. The snow flying up when you carve is very realistic. The amount of costumes and boards leads to a lot of customization of your board (you must unlock costumes and boards in 1 player). The enviroments are fanatastic. The trees are detailed. The statues, building, and some wacky thing you find throughout the board are also very detailed. A very nice looking game in every single departement .
Sound: The noise of the board changes when you transfer to any texture on the ground. From the nice smooth carving of the powdered snow to the un-moveable ice sounding like you are scratching into the ground. Voice acting is top notch. Every character's voice sounds like your boarders actually feel PO'd when they get smacked around by another boarder or insult you for messing up a trick or just plain excited when they fly 50 feet in the air and do a 900 Rodeo EXPERIMENTAL. Riders stick with the personality you first hear when you select someone. Psymon is constantly insane. Mac is just a white person trying to be black but can pull off some sick tricks. Luther is just an angry big guy who can take out anyone. Although it doesn't really seem the audio in SSX needed improvment, in Tricky, it sounds a million times better. Although SSX Tricky doesn't have my favorite song from the first one (Surprize Packidge) they got a good soundtrack.
Suggestions: Make the next one as big of an improvement as SSX Tricky was to SSX. Awesome job! Maybe a superpipe or somethin. Also have like a downhill boardercross board with the objectives being a 1st place finish and the most trick points. Maybe somehow implement a good 4 player mode. Just some suggestions. No complaints about this game. Keep up the good work!

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 90 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: March 10, 2002.

Overall: I keep coming back to this game again and again. if you enjoy snowboarding and hummour... this game packs in plenty of both. the graphics turned me on... the sounds turned me on... and i replay it fairly often trying to get everyones suits and whathave you... Great game
Gameplay: This game is fun to play... and not hard to learn. Careening your snowboarder down the beautifully rendered trails is quite fun... but learning tricks and bashing your opponents makes the game even more appealing down the road. From their you learn how to perform Unbeleivable uber tricks... when you master them, they become tools to showcase and school your freinds >:]

I keep replaying this game trying to get everyones skills maxed out and all their costumes... that way anyone else's favorite charachter is built up, plus its just fun to mess with a new charachter every now and then.
Graphics: nice graphics... not AMAZING, but close... it looks like they went more towards charachterizing the players rather then making them grossly detailed.

Good stuff and colorfull!
Sound: this was one of my favorite parts of the game... each rider is quite vocal as you fly down the slopes. shouting taunts and triumph screams as he/she makes big air... they all have their own unique personalities.

not to mention that their all mostly famous people doing the game... rather cool
Suggestions: hmmm... i thought this game was great, other then more phrases and things to say... and added levels... theres not much else i need!

Overall: 90 %
Gameplay: 90 %
Graphics: 80 %
Sound: 100 %

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