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SSX Tricky is EA's follow up to SSX. Tricky features far more storytelling than the original through the use of personality attributes. Rivalries develop between characters with opposing attributes, causing them to act more aggressively towards each other during races. The übertrick system adds a whole new layer to the game. These tricks are much tougher to pull off, but give you a nice boost. Performing six übertricks in a row results in a super übertrick, which rewards you with a bigger boost and causes Run DMC's "It's Tricky" to play.

Seven tracks return from the original accompanied by brand-new Garibaldi and Alaska tracks. The returning tracks contain up to four times as many shortcuts and hidden lines. Six of the eight riders from the original return (Jurgen and Hiro suffered off-season injuries) and are joined by six new ones. The soundtrack will feature mixes by Mix Master Mike, Aphrodite, and the Plump DJs. DVD-like bonuses include "behind-the-scenes" footage and a "making of" segment.


SSX Tricky GameCube Practice performing tricks, the computer shows what buttons to push
SSX Tricky GameCube Jumping over some bumps in this tunnel
SSX Tricky GameCube Performing a mid air trick
SSX Tricky GameCube Title screen / main menu

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I used to be so much better at this as a kiddo Pixelspeech (949) 4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars

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GamePro (US) Nov 27, 2001 4.5 out of 5 90
Nintendo Life Jun 18, 2011 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
Gaming Target Jan 28, 2002 9 out of 10 90
64 Power / big.N / N Games Jul, 2002 88 out of 100 88
GameSpot Dec 05, 2001 8.8 out of 10 88
Netjak Dec 12, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Informer Magazine Feb, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamervision Sep 25, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Armchair Empire, The Jan 10, 2002 7.5 out of 10 75 Jul 18, 2002 15 out of 20 75


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1001 Video Games

SSX Tricky appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


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    • 2001 – Xbox Sports Game of the Year

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