SSX Tricky (Game Boy Advance)

SSX Tricky Game Boy Advance Title screen

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SSX Tricky, the second game in EA Sports' snowboarding series, received an adaptation for the Game Boy Advance one year after the game's release on consoles. It adapts the console game's main playing modes, but removes a lot of the details and remodels all tracks into its own 3D engine in line with the handheld's capabilities.

The game's main playing mode is World Circuit mode, taking players through either Race or Showoff competitions through eight courses. Gaining medals in World Circuit unlocks more characters to select, and courses to play in Single Event mode, which offers a Time Challenge mode in addition to Races and Showoffs. Races are competitions against four other boarders, while Showoffs require performing tricks to score points. Time Challenge is a time-limited run down a course in which performing tricks and combos is necessary to enhance the time limit. Neither board and boarder customization nor boarder rivalries from the console version made the transition to the GBA.

The tracks are based on those in the console version, but are completely redesigned. They now resemble more realistic winter sports courses and feature none of the extravagant drops, shortcuts and tunnels of the original game. The graphics engine employs texture-mapped polygons for the courses and 2D animated sprites for the boarders, with the camera always behind the player.

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SSX Tricky Game Boy Advance Catching up to the pack
SSX Tricky Game Boy Advance Air tricks
SSX Tricky Game Boy Advance Main menu
SSX Tricky Game Boy Advance From the FMV intro

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Jeuxvideo.com Oct 30, 2002 16 out of 20 80
GameSpot Dec 05, 2002 7.8 out of 10 78
Advance Dec, 2002 71 out of 100 71
64 Power / big.N / N Games Dec, 2002 70 out of 100 70
IGN Nov 13, 2002 6.5 out of 10 65
Consoles Plus Dec, 2002 65 out of 100 65
Officiel Nintendo Magazine Dec, 2002 5 out of 10 50
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Jun 18, 2005 4 out of 10 40
All Game Guide 2002 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Terok Nor (26156) added SSX Tricky (Game Boy Advance) on Oct 31, 2014