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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 Some other racers are knocking me over...
SSX Tricky GameCube That big red star is a 5x point multiplier, and I missed it!
SSX Tricky GameCube The loading screen gives an overview of the next event and course
SSX Tricky GameCube Character selection; you may also customize your board and appearance

Promo Images

SSX Tricky Render
SSX Tricky Screenshot
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SSX Tricky Render RGB


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I used to be so much better at this as a kiddo GameCube Pixelspeech (1006)

Critic Reviews

PSX Extreme PlayStation 2 Nov 17, 2001 9.3 out of 10 93
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 Nov, 2001 A- 91
GamePro (US) GameCube Nov 27, 2001 4.5 out of 5 90
GamersMark PlayStation 2 Nov 13, 2001 9 out of 10 90
GameZone PlayStation 2 Nov 23, 2001 9 out of 10 90
64 Power / big.N / N Games GameCube Jul, 2002 88 out of 100 88
GameSpot GameCube Dec 05, 2001 8.8 out of 10 88
GameSpy GameCube Mar 06, 2002 85 out of 100 85
Game Revolution Xbox Dec, 2001 B+ 83 Xbox Jun 13, 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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