Twisted Edge: Extreme Snowboarding (Nintendo 64)

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Boss Games did a nice job with Twisted Edge, but the game doesn't deliver much more than 1080° except more variety is the tracks. Edge is also a bit easier than 1080°, which could be a plus for casual fans. The physics are inconsistent. No road feel. You just float.
Spel för Alla (May, 1999)
Twisted Edge Snowboarding ger en skön och realistisk åkkänsla med den analoga spaken och din uppfinningsrikedom ger resultat i hemliga banor och extra brädor. Nedanför dig väntar en fantastisk backe med orörd snö. De e bar å åk!
Det går att spela två personer samtidigt i Twisted Edge Snowboarding. Vilket förmodligen är det bästa med hela spelet, som för övrigt inte har mycket nytt att komma med.
IGN (Nov 13, 1998)
Unfortunately, Twisted Edge Snowboarding is just too little too late. Nintendo's 1080 Snowboarding beats it out in nearly every category and remains the all-around better snowboarding game. That said, Boss Game's boarder does feature a nice selection of tricks and an intuitive combo system to back them up, visuals are pretty, framerate is top and the music is great. However, the game's lacking sense of speed, frustrating crashes, sub-par two-player mode just don't do it for me. Boss is one of Nintendo 64's best developers and they are capable of so much more. It's worth a rental to see if you like it.
GameSpot (Nov 20, 1998)
While the game does carry with it the spirit of snowboarding, there is very little else to recommend this game over 1080 Snowboarding. Had the game included a half-pipe track or a button to gain speed, it would have been rated much higher purely for replay value alone. But then again, that would have just made Twisted Edge more like 1080 Snowboarding. Also left out were licenses from real snowboard companies such as Burton or Lamar (Cool Boarders 3 and 1080 Snowboarding both had official endorsements), which would have boosted the game's authenticity. It's unfortunate that one game could be so completely overshadowed by another, but in the end, Twisted Edge turned out to be too little, too late.
Total! (Germany) (Dec, 1998)
TES ist trotz der Aufschiebung kein ernstzunehmender Konkurrent geworden. Zahlreiche Häßlichkeiten der Grafik (Ploppen, Kollisionsabfrageprobleme) senken die Note. Die drei Perspektiven, bei denen der Fahrer stufenweise bis zur Mikrogröße verkümmert, unpassender Punkrock und das unmotivierende Stunt-Move-System bescheinigen Twisted Edge Snowboarding eine mäßige Programmierleistung. Nintendos Vorreiter ist 1080mal interessanter und durch sein feinfühliges Handling und die brillante Grafik wesentlich atmosphärischer.
Video Games (Feb, 1999)
Die sechs Strecken sind einigermaßen einfallsreich und ansehnlich mit vielen Sprungmöglichkeiten, Eishöhlen, Windrädern und Zugbrücken in Szene gesetzt worden, der Nebel und die miesen Animationen nerven jedoch und auch Kleinigkeiten wie der fehlende Hals Eures Schattens fallen negativ auf. Fahrt Ihr in einer Höhle, kommt es schon mal zu grotesken Clipping-Fehlern, indem einfach eine komplette Wand wegklappt und die Sicht auf das virtuelle Nirvana freigibt. Wirklich seltsam, denn daß die Jungs von Boss Game mit der N64-Hardware umgehen können, haben sie mit Top Gear Rally seinerzeit beweisen, Wie dem auch sei: Wer nicht unbedingt sofort einen neuen Boarding-Racer braucht, sollte um Twisted Edge möglichst einen Bogen machen und weiter 1080 spielen oder alternativ auf Atlus‘ Sequel Snowboard Kids 2 warten.
The Video Game Critic (Feb 27, 2008)
Twisted Edge's championship mode offers a decent challenge for the solo player, but the split-screen mode is an affront to all people with sight. Twisted Edge's equally horrendous soundtrack consists of whining guitars, and you'll want to shut that garbage off immediately. Twisted edge is certainly extreme - if by "extreme" you mean lame! For better snowboarding action on your N64, stick with 1080 Degree Snowboarding.