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1080° Snowboarding

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MobyRank MobyScore
Nintendo 64
89
3.8
Wii
78
4.0

Advertising Blurbs

Back of Box - N64 (US):
    You're taking a Tahoe 155 snowboard down a steep, bumpy incline at night and you're about to top off an Indy Nosebone with a 360° Air, and you haven't even left your living room! You're playing 1080° (Ten Eighty) Snowboarding, a game so intense you'll be brushing the snow off your goggles. With five different boarders, eight different Lamar® snowboards, more than 25 tricks, a Half-Pipe and six different courses, this is as close as you'll get to the real thing without hopping on the next ski lift.
    • Six game modes and courses!
    • 2-Player simultaneous play!
    • Over 25 different tricks!
    • Compatible with Rumble Pak accessory.

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on May 29, 2007.

Back of Box (German):

    Augen zu und durch!



    Mit 120 km/h rast Du ins Tal hinunter. Dich und den brettharten Schnee trennt nur Dein Board! Der eisige Wind nimmt Dir den Atem, Dein Pulsschlag erreicht ungeahnte Höhen. Du spürst, wie das Adrenalin in Deine Adern gepumpt wird.

    1080° Snowboarding bietet absolut realistische Snowboard-Action! Egal, ob Du Downhill- oder Freestyle-Feeling suchst. Mörderische Abfahrten, eine gigantische Half Pipe und eine riesige Sprungschanze für spektakuläre Stunts werden Dich um den Verstand bringen. Deine Zeit ist gekommen. Jetzt!

    • 2 Spieler liefern sich auf dem geteilten Bildschirm atemberaubende Downhill-Duelle!
    • 6 verschiedene Spielmodi bieten Abwechslung, Action und Fun auf 8 ultraschnellen Boards!
    • Im Freestyle-Modus kannst Du über 20 abgefahrene Stunts performen und dabei Kopf und Kragen riskieren!
    • Der modulinterne Speicher sichert Deine Bestzeiten, das Spiel unterstützt das Rumble Pak (separat erhältlich)!

    Contributed by Xoleras (66214) on Dec 10, 2005.

www.nintendo.com - Nintendo 64:
    Get Ready to Shred the Slopes!

    In the tradition of Nintendo EAD classics like Wave Race 64 and Star Fox 64, 1080º Snowboarding sets a new gold standard in graphics, play control and sound. Whether you're sticking a Stalefish in the half pipe or a 720 Air in a raging blizzard, 1080º delivers snowboarding action so real you'll be checking your nose for frostbite!

    Graphically, 1080º delivers the most breathtaking mountain vistas this side of the Himalayas. Richly detailed texture maps of rocks, snow caves, glacial lakes, trees, cabins and more fully immerse you in a wintry wonderland. 1080º's wealth of effects include falling snow, lens flares, flickering torches and wake powder blowing back at the screen. The frame rate is as smooth as polished ice for all camera angles -- including looking backwards up the mountain!

    1080º's high point, though, may be its jaw-dropping play control. The game's simulation of the feel of snowboarding is nothing short of astonishing. Racers wallow through snow banks, lose control on ice sheets and fight to maintain control over 1080º's many moguls, bumps and berms. A Wave Race 64-like stunt system offers more than a dozen grab and spin tricks, plus a points-enhancing combo engine. Slot in a Rumble Pak for a feel that's even more real.

    The audio engineers topped off this gorgeous pak with superlative sound effects of boards scraping, swooshing and sliding across the many types of snow and surfaces. 1080º's Snowboarding's sound track, unlike Wave Race's lounge sound, back ground music, rocks heavily, and fits the extreme image of the game perfectly.

    The crackerjack developers crammed each of the six downhill courses with plenty of branching routes, shortcuts, tricky moguls and other opportunities to knock precious split-seconds off your time -- if you're not good enough. Mix in widely varying snow, weather and lighting conditions and you're assured of constant surprises, even after you've stuck scores of Stiffies on the slopes.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (54497) on Apr 26, 2005.