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.
Added by havoc of smeg has abandoned ship (11118) on Oct 07, 2010
EA Sports BIG's seminal boarding sim returns in an epic tale of man versus mountain...
Given the ever increasing popularity of the sport, it seems a little strange that there aren't more snowboarding games on PS2. Then again, with competition as fierce as EA's mighty SSX series, you can't really blame other publishers for not wanting to try their hand at the sport. The original SSX was a runaway success, the sequel, SSX Tricky, added new characters, moves and courses to the mix, but SSX 3 takes the series to dizzying new heights. While Tricky was essentially a kind of 'remix' of the original game, EA has gone back to the drawing board for this third incaranation, introducing a whole new game structure, new trick types and new challenges. It might retain the series' colourful graphic style and inherent playability, but SSX 3 is a huge beast of a game compared to its predecessors.
The first thing you'll notice about SSX 3 is that it gives you a great deal more choice in what you want to do. In the previous two games, you had a good old fashioned front end menu. You selected a boarder and course, chose Race or Showoff and then hit the snow. In SSX 3, once you've selected a rider, you're dumped unceremoniously onto a huge mountain comprised of three massive peaks. From there, you can board around to find Races, Big Air events, Slope Style events, Super Pipe events, collectible items and the all new Big Challenges. Your boarder carries a personal digital assistant, which can be used to take ski lifts or quickly access specific events.
Once in a Race or Slope Style (formerly Showoff) events, it's pretty much business as usual, only you have a more formidable arsenal of tricks than ever. Most significantly, taking a leaf out of Tony Hawk's book, SSX 3 now features grind and flatland tricks, which manage to both look great and increase your high scoring combo opportunities. Meanwhile, the newly added event types add whole new dimensions to the tried and tested SSX formula. In particular, the Big Challenges (of which there are 100 on each mountain peak) add impressive variety to the game, testing just about every facet of your boarding ability to the max. Your progress is suitably rewarded with a range of trophies, medals and extra attribute points to boost your boarder's abilities.
Visually, the SSX series has come on in leaps and bounds too. Although it hasn't renounced the colourful environments and funky characters (six old favourites return, alongside four new hopefuls), SSX 3 is a far more polished affair than its predecessors. In particular, a lot of love has been lavished on those all-important special effects, and it's fair to say that SSX 3 features some of the prettiest snow and weather effects seen on PS2 to date. If you only buy one PS2 snowboarding game this year, it'll have to be SSX 3 (there aren't any others coming out, y'see), but it's a hugely important addition to the 'action sports' genre nonetheless and comes very highly recommended.
- New 'Open Mountain Environment' - do what you want, when you want
- All new events and trick types - Big Air, Slope Style, Super Pipe and Big Challenges
- Funky new characters: SSX veterans Mac, Elise, Zoe, Moby, Psymon, and Kaori plus Viggo, Nate, Griff and Allegra
Added by DreinIX (9426) on Apr 15, 2008
www.nintendo.com – GameCube
Frosty Mountain Majesties
SSX 3 refreshes the snowboard-bangin' SSX series on the GCN with a massive new mountain and an avalanche of alpine-fresh tricks, runs, gear and goals.
With SSX 3, EA unleashes the best game yet in its over-the-top, big-air snowboarding series. Featuring staggering improvements in gameplay, graphics and music, SSX 3 is a significant improvement over its fantastic predecessor, SSX: Tricky. In SSX 3, you can divide your board time between the fierce competition of Race and Freestyle modes and the uplifting freedom of Freeride. Hitch a ride on an Osprey aircraft to explore the titanic new mountain; you'll always be the first boarder riding the freshest powder. While you're riding, land tricks to fill your trick meter: as soon as its full, you can pull off huge Ubertricks. Land four Ubertricks and you'll be able to attempt absurdly-sick Super Ubertricks!
- Earn some green by winning races and competitions, then blow it all at the Lodge on new boards, clothes, characters and music.
- Choose your rider from 10 unique characters, each with their own unique set of gear and upgrades.
- Face rival riders in Race and Freestyle competitions or ride solo through the back country in Freeride.
- Rocket into near-earth orbit on the Super Pipe and land astounding tricks.
- Weather and snow conditions dynamically change on the three peaks of Big Mountain.
All of the action takes place on Big Mountain. Instead of limiting players to pre-specified runs, your SSX 3 lift ticket gives you free access to every inch of the three peaks that make up the mountain. You can even start a run on the top of a peak and ride all the way down to the bottom by stringing together a long series of runs. The enormity of Big Mountain provides a powerful sense of exploration and freedom, adding another layer to the game's gripping immersion.
After being dropped off by a hovering Osprey, you'll carve your way down the slopes in search of new challenges. The main events are easy enough to spot, but exciting new challenges lie off the beaten path. In addition to winning challenges and competitions, you can collect cash while you scream down the mountainside by collecting hidden Snowflakes.
A massive new mountain isn't the only aspect that pushes boundaries: the graphics have been overhauled and polished to provide blinding visuals and character customization has been extensively expanded.
Adrenaline-soaked challenges, postcard-perfect vistas, and breathtaking Ubertricks elevate SSX 3 above-and-beyond anything previously seen in the series. Gamers looking for a snowboarding experience packed with over-the-top tricks and death-defying runs should pick up SSX 3 and carve their own path down Big Mountain.
Added by Evil Ryu (49941) on Aug 28, 2005
www.electronic-arts.de - GameCube/PlayStation 2/Xbox
Eine völlig neue Erfahrung: SSX 3 - Es gilt, einen riesigen Berg zu erkunden, in dem der Spieler völlig in das Schneeparadies eintauchen kann. Ein einzigartiger Aufstieg erwartet den Spieler, und wenn er den Gipfel erreicht hat, gibt es den ultimativen Ride: ein unglaubliches Areal zum Boarden, zum Erforschen und für ausgedehnte Wettkämpfe. Der Spieler findet in dieser einzigartigen Bergwelt offene Strecken mit hervorragenden Schnee sowie Trick-Events, Railparks, Rennstrecken und unglaublichen Half-Pipes. Hier gilt es, neue Tricks zu bewältigen und gegen neue Gegner zu bestehen.
Das SSX-Team hat ca. zwei Jahre daran gearbeitet, die zentralen Elemente des Spiels nicht nur zu verändern, sondern von Grund auf neu zu erstellen. Es wurden viele neue Erfahrungen sowie unterschiedliche Spielmodi integriert. Der Spieler kann als eingefleischter Snowboard-Veteran oder als lernfreudiger Anfänger ins Spiel einsteigen. Außerdem kann er andere Fahrer herausfordern oder sich an die größte Herausforderung überhaupt wagen - den Berg selbst.
Soundtrack - Tracklist:
- Don´t Let The Man Get You Down - Fatboy Slim (Exclusive New Track)
- Mas - Kinky
- Poor Leno - Röyksopp
- Freeze - K-OS
- All Night - Swollen Members
- We Don´t Care - Audio Bullys
- Leave Home - The Chemical Brothers
- Like This - The X-Exutioners (Exclusive Track)
- Rockstar - N.E.R.D. (Nivens Classic Club Blaster Edit)
- Glass Danse - The Faint (Paul Oakenfold Remix)
- Do Your Thing - Basement Jaxx (Jaxx Club Remix)
- The Bitter End - Placebo (Junior Sanchez Output Remix - Exclusiv Track)
- SSX3 Trailer: A First Look At SSX3 (An Introduction To The Game, Game Characters...)
- SSX3 Behind The Scenes (Making Of SSX3)
- Poor Leno - Röyksopp (Video)
- 2 SSX3 Screensavers For PC
- 3 SSX3 Wallpapers For PC
- 10 SSX3 Character Icons For PC
- Tips & Tricks SSX3
Added by Xoleras (66397) on Jun 23, 2005
Electronic Arts UK website - PlayStation 2
On the piste with go anywhere gravity.
From the team that brought you breakout console arcade style hits SSX and SSX Tricky, we present SSX3 - an all new full mountain experience. Conquer this monumental peak by carving it up where you want, when you want, and how you want.
SSX3 raises the bar with a variety of all new open mountain experiences. Over the top Race competitions, dedicated Freestyle events, unique Big Challenges, and pristine Backcountry areas. SSX3 is the ultimate ride.
With almost 2 years crafting the SSX3 sequel the team has managed to both preserve and improve the core experience by adding loads of new experiences and ways to play. Buckle up your bindings as a returning veteran or keen new rookie. Get ready to take on other riders - and the biggest challenge yet - the Mountain itself.
Added by Xoleras (66397) on Jun 18, 2004
EA CONQUERS THE MOUNTAIN WITH SSX 3
Hotly Anticipated Title Hailed as “The Best Snowboarding Game Ever” by Trade Publications Including PSM and Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., October 21, 2003 – Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that SSX 3 has shipped and is now available at retail under the EA SPORTS BIG’ brand. The third installment in EA’s flagship action sports franchise, SSX 3 is now available for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox’ video game system from Microsoft, and Nintendo GameCube’. SSX 3 will also be released for the Game Boy® Advance on November 4th.
SSX 3 challenges gamers to drop in and conquer a massive, living mountain three times the size of Mt. Everest. Sporting an all-new open-ended gameplay structure, gamers are free to ride anywhere gravity takes them, seamlessly snowboarding from one gravity-bending challenge to the next as they take on the mountain’s three larger-than-life peaks. Gamers who survive the challenge will be rewarded with an epic 30 minute ride down the entire mountain.
SSX 3 offers more than 20 snowboarding events, made up of race and freestyle trick competitions plus scores of insane “BIG Challenges.” The game also includes four new characters (for a total of 10), dozens of new over-the-top “Uber Tricks”, a new combo system for ultra-high point totals and more than 1,000 unlockable items. In addition, SSX 3 offers online play for the PlayStation 2 console, allowing gamers to compete in head-to-head competition and chat with their friends (requires Internet connection, Network Adaptor for the PlayStation 2 console; USB headset, and broadband connection required for voice chat).
SSX 3 has received rave reviews from industry trade press, including perfect scores in magazines including Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine and PSM. Both have hailed SSX 3 as “the best snowboarding game ever.”
The game’s EA TRAX’ soundtrack features new tracks and remixes from today’s biggest artists, including Fatboy Slim, Jane’s Addiction, N.E.R.D., Queens of the Stone Age, The Chemical Brothers, and The X-Ecutioners.
SSX 3, which was developed by EA Canada, is rated “E” (Everyone) by the ESRB and retails for $49.95 on console platforms. For more information on the online features of the product, see the platform-specific pages at www.ssx3.com, the official home page for SSX 3.
About Electronic Arts Electronic Arts (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world’s leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, Electronic Arts posted revenues of $2.5 billion for fiscal 2003. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under three brand names: EA SPORTS’, EA GAMES’, and EA SPORTS BIG’. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA’s products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.
Added by skl (1149) on Feb 26, 2004
PlayStation Holiday Catalog 2003 - Print/website
Life begins at the summit of the first peak where a daunting mountain awaits you-ride it, explore it, and beat it. Featuring all–new freestyle events and racecourses, jaw–dropping tricks, and a cast of cool, customizable characters, SSX 3 is yours to conquer.
Added by Corn Popper (69599) on Nov 21, 2003
Back of Case PlayStation 2/XBox/GameCube
SURVIVE BACKCOUNTRY HAZARDS
EXPLORE THE OPEN MOUNTAIN
IT'S YOU AGAINST THE MOUNTAIN
DOMINATE SLOPESTYLE, BIG AIR, AND SUPER POPE FREESTYLE EVENTS
HIGH-SPEED RACES, INTENSE RIVALRIES
OVER 1,000 CUSTOMIZATIONS AND REWARDS
NEW MUSIC BY
FATBOY SLIM, N.E.R.D., AND MORE FROM THE SSX 3 SOUNDTRACK.
Added by JPaterson (9098) on Nov 04, 2003