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1080° Avalanche (GameCube)

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Advertising Blurbs

Back of Keep Case - GameCube (Germany):
    FEATURING THE SINGLE “CHOKE“ by Cauterize FROM THE CD SO FAR FROM REAL

    Naturgewalten!

    Das Spiel, mit dem das Extremsport-Genre erst richtig begann, ist zurück! 1080°: Avalanche bringt dein Herz zum Rasen, die Erde zum Beben und lässt den Winter in neuem Licht erstrahlen! Bretter über die Buckelpisten und jage mit atemberaubender Geschwindigkeit die Abhänge hinab! Deine Gegner sind schon hart, aber dein größtes Problem könnte die Natur selbst sein: der Berg!

    (Captions)

    Löse Lawinen aus! Bring Brücken zum Einsturz! Meistere die mörderischen Kurse!

    Der absolute Geschwindigkeitsrausch!

    Besiege deine Freunde entweder via Split Screen oder LAN!

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (110822) on Jul 06, 2010.

"Nintendo Winter 2002" promotional booklet:

    It's time to hit the slopes again as the long-awaited sequel to 1080º Snowboarding arrives on the Nintendo GameCube.

    The original 1080º Snowboarding for the Nintendo 64 set the standard for 3-D snowboarding games. Its sequel takes things to the next level with more intense races, incredible play control, beautiful natural environments, and mountains with serious attitude problems.

    Master a unique balance system as you search out powder and ice among massive avalanches, tree-tossing rockslides, cave-ins, scampering animals and bunny-slope skiers. If you can catch your breath during the hardcore racing action, bust out your craziest tricks to score extra points. Some of your favorite characters from the original 1080º Snowboarding and Wave Race: Blue Storm for the Nintendo GameCube are ready to shred, so what are you waiting for?

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4617) on Feb 26, 2006.

www.nintendo.com.au:
    The first 3-D snowboarding racing game, the original 1080°’ Snowboarding, created the genre with amazing visuals and spot-on controls. Crystal Lake, Golden Forest, Deadly Fall and other slopes offered everything a boarder could want, from cool tricks to a perfect speed rush. It's wintertime again and the snow's never looked so good! Akari Hayami and Ricky Winterborn have rounded up an all new cast of characters to head back to the slopes for some high-speed competition.

    Features

    Race through realistic natural environments, complete with powder drifts, ice patches and groomed hardpack ... but don't get comfortable. You will have to contend with massive avalanches, rockslides, cave-ins, bridge collapses and environments teeming with wildlife and other skiers.

    Experience the unique character-balancing system, which allows you to keep the on-screen character on his or her board. Take advantage of a deep trick system, which lets you flip, spin, grab, grind and tweak your way to glory.

    Master a big catalogue of crazy tricks as you experience the speed rush of big mountain racing. Slalom skills better be tuned as you go head-to-head with CPU-controlled masters or other players.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53674) on Oct 02, 2005.

Back of Case:
    FEATURES NEW MUSIC FROM

    Cauterize


    FROM THE CD SO FAR FROM REAL

    Perilous Environments!



    The game that started the extreme sports genre is back in 1080: Avalanche, a heart-pounding, earth-shaking return to winter glory. Feel the ground rumble as you fly down the slope fast enough to peel the skin off your face. The other racers are intense, but your biggest opponent might just be the mountain.

    Trigger avalanches! Collapse bridges! Maneuver through treacherous courses!

    Intense racing action!

    Outperform your friends, either splitscreen or over LAN!

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69643) on Nov 09, 2004.

www.nintendo.com:
    Click here to download the 1080° Avalanche trailer and see for yourself what this game is all about!

    Danger is the name of the game in 1080° Avalanche. Huge air, massive drop-offs, deep powder and the nastiest tricks come together in one of tightest snowboarding games available. 1080° Avalanche is a worthy successor to the Nintendo 64 version of the game, with a wide variety of play modes, challenges and secrets to keep you on your toes (or heels, if you're turning the other way).

    Features

    • Constantly changing environments make every run an adrenaline-packed thrill ride. Contend with massive avalanches, rockslides, cave-ins, bridge collapses and environments teeming with wildlife and skiers.
    • A sick trick system lets you flip, spin, grab, grind and tweak your way to glory.
    • Game modes include Match Race, Gate Challenge, Time Trial, Multiplayer and Trick Attack.
    • Race against your friends in intense four-player races. Connect up to four Nintendo GameCubes in LAN mode for the ultimate race!


    1080° Avalanche is teeming with challenges. In Match Race mode, your goal is to beat an opponent to the bottom of the mountain in a variety of difficulty levels. Stick tricks on the way down to increase your rider's speed and power. There are multiple routes to find on each run, so be sure to scour the landscape for grindable trees and hidden shortcuts.

    One of the best things about 1080° Avalanche is the element of surprise. Huge drop-offs can easily catch you off-guard, and if you don't land just right you're toast. Rockslides, natural wildlife, dizzying drops, and sudden weather changes keep things interesting, but nothing compares to the incredible avalanche sequences which will definitely get your heart racing.

    Bottom Line

    1080° Avalanche is an awesome snowboarding game. The runs are designed perfectly, and there is a wide variety of tasks to complete before you unlock everything in the game. It's been over five years since the last 1080° became the first-ever 3D snowboarding game, and 1080° Avalanche proves that it's been worth the wait!

    Contributed by Xoleras (66236) on Nov 03, 2004.