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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 The loading screen gives an overview of the next event and course
SSX Tricky GameCube Racing; I'm in 3rd place now...
SSX Tricky GameCube A rail trick
SSX Tricky GameCube Character selection; you may also customize your board and appearance

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I used to be so much better at this as a kiddo GameCube Pixelspeech (949)

Critic Reviews

Gamezilla PlayStation 2 Nov 26, 2001 97 out of 100 97
IGN Xbox Dec 10, 2001 9 out of 10 90
GamePro (US) GameCube Nov 27, 2001 4.5 out of 5 90
Gaming Target Xbox Jan 08, 2002 9 out of 10 90
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Feb, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Revolution GameCube Dec, 2001 B+ 83
PGNx Media Xbox May 23, 2002 8 out of 10 80
IGN GameCube Nov 29, 2001 7.9 out of 10 79 PlayStation 2 Dec 03, 2001 15 out of 20 75
Armchair Empire, The GameCube Jan 10, 2002 7.5 out of 10 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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