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SSX Tricky

MobyRank MobyScore
GameCube
84
3.9
PlayStation 2
90
3.6
Xbox
85
2.9

Advertising Blurbs

www.xbox.com:
    The highly anticipated sequel to SSX is gettin' set to fly off a cliff near you. SSX Tricky is coming straight at you with insane, sick UBER tricks, surreal mind-blowing worlds, and a cast of funky-fresh characters. Suck up the biggest adrenaline you've ever inhaled with all of your favourite SSX courses tweaked for more speed, more elevation, and more insane thrills, plus two wild new tracks that will blow your mind. Hit the mountain harder with SSX Tricky by EA SPORTS BIG. The sky is your stage.

    • New "Uber" Tricks take airborne tricks to the next level, with flips, twirls, and much more
    • New Garibaldi and Alaska courses let you get more vertical and catch more air, while all the original courses have some new surprises
    • Six new riders join most of the original SSX crew to provide a wide range of abilities and competition
    • Make friends and defeat enemies in three different racing modes
    • Celebrity voice talent brings the characters to life
    • Exclusive DVD content takes you behind the scenes, while new soundtracks provide the latest beats and mixes

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (15361) on Oct 07, 2010.

www.nintendo.com – GameCube:

    Big hair and big air baby!



    EA Sports' SSX Tricky is truly a big-air affair, with insane circus-style stunts, near-vertical drops and no-holds-barred snowboarding action.

    SSX Tricky is a sequel to the successful SSX game which originally appeared on Play Station 2. Now that the series is graduating to Nintendo GameCube, the action is more intense than ever before. Despite responsive and realistic play control, SSX Tricky thumbs its nose at reality and allows gamers to link together impossibly insane tricks over stomach-dropping gaps.

    Tricky features 12 ultra-hip riders -- six all-new boarders and six seasoned vets from the original game. Pick your favorite rider then tackle one of the game's three modes: World Circuit, Show-Off (trick), and Free Ride. The Nintendo GameCube version of SSX Tricky plays great, with a lightning-fast framerate and a slammin' soundtrack produced by the nimble fingers of Mix Master Mike and other real-world wax warriors.

    SSX Tricky is available now. Check out the links in the upper-right corner of this page for screen shots and videos.

    Game progress is saved to a Nintendo GameCube Memory Card 59 (five blocks are required to save, more for replays).

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (54616) on Aug 28, 2005.

www.electronic-arts.de - GameCube/PlayStation 2/Xbox:
    Zurück in der SSX-Welt - ein Jahr später. Auf dem SSX World Circuit hat sich in diesem Jahr viel verändert. Viele Schauplätze wird man wieder- erkennen, aber die Entwickler der Rennstrecke haben während der Nebensaison Tag und Nacht gearbeitet, um völlig neuartige und wahnsinnige Tricks in den Kurs einzuarbeiten, so dass bei den Rennen der beliebte "Showoff-Modus" eingesetzt werden kann.

    Außerdem haben Pistenspezialisten eine Vielzahl neuer Strecken und Abkürzungen sowie zwei völlig neue Stopps in den SSX World Circuit integriert. Neue Pisten, Umgebungen und Konfigurationen ermöglichen den Teilnehmern, ihre Trickkisten aufzufüllen, und bringen eine Auswahl neuer "Uber"-Tricks, die sowohl auf dem einzigartigen Showoff-Kurs als auch auf dem Circuit erscheinen. Im ersten Jahr erschien SSX ausschließlich für PlayStation 2. SSX Tricky dagegen erscheint sowohl für Sony Playstation 2, als auch für Nintendo GAMECUBE und Xbox, das Videospielsystem von Microsoft.

    Features:

    • Die Grafik von PlayStation 2, Xbox und Gamecube ermöglicht es dem Spieler, zahlreiche visuelle Verbesserungen vorzunehmen und einzigartige filmähnliche Spielmomente zu erleben.
    • Neue Rennstrecken: mit "Garibaldi" und "Valdez" werden die herausforderndsten Strecken aller Zeiten geboten.
    • Sechs neue Charaktere sowie sechs von acht bereits bekannten Boardern aus SSX bestreiten den Circuit.
    • Die Figuren erwachen zum Leben! Bekannte Sprecher leihen den Boardern ihre Stimmen. Verbesserte Gesichtsanimationen, digitale Tagebücher und ausführliche Hintergrundinfos zu jedem Boarder des World Circuit. Die Boarder können ihre eigenen Vorstellungen und Rennstile einbringen und spielen auf dem Circuit eine Schlüsselrolle.
    • Neuartige "Uber"-Tricks, mit Luftsprung-Tricks in den nächsten Level.
    • Einzigartige Showoff-Versionen der neun Strecken des World Circuit.
    • Verbesserte KI der gegnerischen Boarder machen jedes Rennen zum harten Kampf, und das Ende bleibt immer offen.
    • Boarder-Fahrphysik der 2. Generation ermöglicht bessere Steuerung in der Luft und auf der Piste.
    • 60 Frames pro Sekunde für alle Modi. Auch im atemberaubenden Breitbildformat.
    • Neuer Soundtrack im Spiel als interaktive und clevere Begleitung zum Gameplay. Musik und Soundeffekte im Spiel für aufregende Momente - vorher, währenddessen und nachher.
    • Umfangreiches Bonusmaterial inklusive einem "Making of" und Hintergrundberichten auf der DVD
    • Unterstützt Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66212) on Jun 23, 2005.

Electronic Arts UK website - PlayStation 2/GameCube:

    Hit that jump hard!! All the sky is your stage!!!



    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!

    FEATURES

  • All new “Garibaldi” and “Valdez” courses. Garibaldi, located in British Colombia, Canada, appears as a instantly fun “big air” first course, but in reality has even more replay-ability than any of the courses in the original SSX. Set in the Wilds of Alaska, Valdez features near vertical sections of snow that link the multitude of huge cliff drops on what promises to be the scariest, “edge-of- your-board” course yet.

  • The characters are coming to life! Celebrity voice talent for riders including the famed voices of Grammy winner Macy Gray, Lucy Lui (Charlies Angels, Ally McBeal), and David Arquette (Ready To Rumble, Scream), among others. Expanded facial animation and digital diaries for each rider on the World Circuit, as well as detailed background information on each. Riders bring their own attitude and riding style to the table and play a key role on the Circuit.

  • Six all new competitors, as well as six of the eight riders from SSX, make up the circuit. Two of the stars of SSX (Jurgen and Hiro) are sitting out the upcoming season due to serious injuries sustained during the off-season (details to follow in-game).

  • New “Uber” tricks, take airborne tricks to the next level.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66212) on Jun 18, 2004.

Press Release - GameCube:

    EA SHIPS SSX TRICKY FOR THE NINTENDO GAMECUBE



    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – November 27, 2001 – Lace up your boots, grab your snowboard and get ready for an adrenaline rush as EA (Nasdaq: ERTS) announced today it’s shipping SSX Tricky for the Nintendo GameCube’. SSX Tricky, from EA SPORTS BIG’, is the eagerly anticipated sequel to the top-selling original PlayStation® 2 title SSX and features huge new tricks, challenging tracks, zany celebrity characters and innovative “making of” content. SSX Tricky is currently available on the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and will be available later this year on the Xbox’ video game system from Microsoft.

    SSX Tricky is aptly named as it features incredible big air tricks including the all-new Uber Tricks. Uber Tricks are maneuvers taken from the world of motocross, BMX, skateboarding and even break dancing to create player specific trick rewards. In addition to new tricks, SSX Tricky features two new tracks, while the original eight tracks received a face-lift with redesigns and updates, totaling ten tracks.

    Bringing the riders to life is another key ingredient in SSX Tricky. The characters in SSX Tricky each bring their own attitude and riding style to the mountain and are brought to life by voice-over and character development work by voice actors including Hollywood celebrities. David Arquette (Scream), Lucy Liu (Charlie’s Angels) and Oliver Platt (West Wing) are just a few who contributed their vocal personalities to SSX Tricky. In addition, their real-life counterparts inspired the personalities, looks and styles of the celebrity-voiced characters.

    SSX Tricky features totally revamped “trick” versions of the courses called Showoff courses. Here gamers race against the clock while performing huge tricks in an effort to win gold medals for total trick points. Improved rider artificial intelligence makes racers more competitive, while enhanced rider physics affords players more control.

    Music plays a huge role in SSX Tricky. New songs and exclusive mixes from the cutting edge world of electronic breaks and beats comprise the techno soundtrack cut by such turntable all-stars as Mix Master Mike of the Beastie Boys, Aphrodite, BT, The Plump DJ’s and others. Nettwerk Records will be releasing a soundtrack CD of the music in SSX Tricky. Also, a cool in-game soundtrack delivers an interactive and intelligent companion to gameplay, while music and sound effects are woven into the game to create more emotional moments.

    SSX Tricky is rated “E” (Everyone) by the ESRB and supports one or two players. Consumers may purchase the game directly at the EA Store (http://www.eastore.ea.com), or by calling EA Direct Sales at 1.877.324.2637, for a suggested retail price of $49.95.

    ABOUT ELECTRONIC ARTS Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, Electronic Arts posted revenues of more than $1.3 billion for fiscal 2001. The company develops, publishes and distributes software worldwide for the Internet, personal computers and video game systems. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS, EA GAMES, EA SPORTS BIG’ and EA.COM. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://www.info.ea.com.

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    Contributed by skl (1140) on Mar 02, 2004.

Press Release - Xbox:

    EA SHIPS SSX TRICKY FOR THE XBOX



    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – December 11, 2001 – Lace up your boots, grab your snowboard and get ready for an adrenaline rush as EA (Nasdaq: ERTS) announced today it’s shipping SSX Tricky for the Xbox’ video game system from Microsoft. SSX Tricky, the eagerly anticipated sequel to the top-selling original PlayStation 2 title SSX, features huge new tricks, challenging tracks, zany celebrity characters and innovative “making of” DVD content. SSX Tricky is currently available on the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and the Nintendo GameCube’

    SSX Tricky features incredible big air tricks including the all-new Uber Tricks. Uber Tricks are maneuvers taken from the world of motocross, BMX, skateboarding and even break dancing to create player specific trick rewards. In addition to new tricks, SSX Tricky features two new tracks, while the original eight tracks received a face-lift with redesigns and updates, totaling ten tracks.

    One of the innovative new features to SSX Tricky is its release on DVD. DVD allows for extra game content on the disc including two new tracks, alterations to original tracks and the “making of” content similar to what is found on a movie DVD. The “making of” section includes exclusive behind the scenes video featurettes covering subjects from “track creation” to “celebrity voices,” giving gamers a peek into the hard work and creativity that goes into creating a hit title.

    Bringing the riders to life is another key ingredient in SSX Tricky. The characters in SSX Tricky each bring their own attitude and riding style to the mountain and are brought to life by voice-over and character development work by voice actors including Hollywood celebrities. David Arquette (Scream), Lucy Liu (Charlie’s Angels) and Oliver Platt (West Wing) are just a few who contributed their vocal personalities to SSX Tricky. In addition, their real-life counterparts inspired the personalities, looks and styles of the celebrity-voiced characters.

    SSX Tricky features totally revamped “trick” versions of the courses called Showoff courses. Here gamers race against the clock while performing huge tricks in an effort to win gold medals for total trick points. Improved rider artificial intelligence makes racers more competitive, while enhanced rider physics affords players more control.

    Music plays a huge role in SSX Tricky. New songs and exclusive mixes from the cutting edge world of electronic breaks and beats comprise the techno soundtrack cut by such turntable all-stars as Mix Master Mike of the Beastie Boys, Aphrodite, BT, The Plump DJ’s and others. Nettwerk Records will be releasing a soundtrack CD of the music in SSX Tricky. Also, a cool in-game soundtrack delivers an interactive and intelligent companion to gameplay, while music and sound effects, incorporating Dolby’ Digital 5.1, are woven into the game to create more emotional moments.

    SSX Tricky is rated “E” (Everyone) by the ESRB and supports one or two players. Consumers may purchase the game directly at the EA Store (http://www.eastore.ea.com), or by calling EA Direct Sales at 1.877.324.2637, for a suggested retail price of $49.95.

    ABOUT ELECTRONIC ARTS Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, Electronic Arts posted revenues of more than $1.3 billion for fiscal 2001. The company develops, publishes and distributes software worldwide for the Internet, personal computers and video game systems. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS, EA GAMES, EA SPORTS BIG’ and EA.COM. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://www.info.ea.com.

    Contributed by skl (1140) on Mar 02, 2004.

Back Cover (Xbox - PAL):
    RESIST GRAVITY

    Intense Racing Rivalries

    Fresh DVD Xtras

    Insane Uber Tricks

    Massive Adrenaline Rushes

    Mind-Blowing Worlds

    Contributed by Kartanym (10772) on Apr 25, 2003.

Back of Case - GameCube, PlayStation 2 and XBox:

    Resist Gravity



    Intense Racing Rivalries

    Insane Uber Tricks

    Mind-Blowing Worlds

    Massive Adrenaline Rushes

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69755) on Dec 31, 2002.

From uk.playstation.com:
    Picking up where the first SSX left off, SSX Tricky takes free-wheeling snowboarding action to new levels of intensity. Not only does the game include the full range of spectacular courses from the first SSX game, but there are now two brand new white-knuckle runs to test your skills to the max. You'll also come face to face with some amazing new jumps, trails that suddenly divide into two, and terrifying slopes made of pure ice! All this to the sound of some pumping mixes by the likes of Mix Master Mike of the Beastie Boys and The Plump DJs.

    Contributed by Grant McLellan (545) on Jan 01, 2002.