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SSX Tricky
North American GameCube cover art
North American cover art
Developer(s) EA Canada
Publisher(s) EA Sports BIG
Series SSX
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, GameCube, Xbox, Game Boy Advance
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Rating(s) ELSPA: 11+
ESRB: E
OFLC: G
PEGI: 3+

SSX Tricky is a snowboarding video game, the second game in the SSX series published by EA Sports BIG & developed by EA Canada. In SSX, players choose one of several varied characters, participate in races or trick competitions, and earn rewards. The game's sequels are SSX 3, SSX on Tour, and SSX Blur.

SSX Tricky introduces "Über Tricks," exaggerated tricks that take longer to complete, and often involving detaching the board from the rider's feet. The player gains access to Über tricks after filling the adrenaline bar by doing other, non-Über tricks. If the trick is successfully landed, a small clip from Run-D.M.C.'s "It's Tricky" plays, hence the game's name. Performing six Über tricks earns the player unlimited boost for the remainder of the course.

It is also possible to push down another rider using the right analog stick in the PS2 and Xbox versions, and the C-Stick in the GameCube version, which results in instant filling of the adrenaline bar. The other riders' attitude toward the player (a bar displayed at the end of each race showing in percent how much the other riders hate or like the player), however, will change, causing the attacked character to act more aggressively toward the player in future races.

The game includes a behind-the-scenes "making of" segment, labelled "DVD Content" in the main menu.

This was the first game in the series to be released on multiple consoles, the original game being exclusive to the PlayStation 2.

Contents

Gameplay modes

In SSX Tricky, there are three modes of gameplay in which you may use, some of which may help you to practice and others of which you may compete.

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Freeride

The Freeride mode of gameplay does not allow you to unlock characters or boards, but is basically just for fun. It enables you to play with either one or two players, as well as allowing you to get to know the course. It does, however, allow you unlock outfits by completing a trick chapter.

Practice

Practice Mode is a great place for beginners to get the opportunity to get used to snowboarding. As in Freeride, you have the ability to do what you wish, and to practice tricks.

World Circuit

In the World Circuit mode, you have the ability to unlock characters, boards and outfits by racing and competing in events. There are two main categories of events; Race and Show-off. In race, the player must compete in the Quarter- and Semi-finals, and then in the Finals and get within the top three places to "win" that track; the medals are Bronze, Silver and Gold.

There are eight tracks to complete. When racing, you must attempt to stay in the lead of your five opponents. In show-off, you are required to perform as many fancy tricks as you can and obtain as many points as you can.

If this mode is completed in Race, the extra track "Untracked" is unlocked for Freeplay. Similar to Showoff is Pipedream.

Single Event

Single Event takes, as its name suggests, one of the events over a single heat from World Circuit mode. Medals are awarded at the end of the track, and a second human player can be added.

Characters

Six of the eight riders from the original return (Jurgen and Hiro suffered off-season injuries, as is explained on the DVD section, but return in time for SSX 3 and are joined by six new ones.

Reception

GameRankings average score
Console Average Score
PlayStation 2
92.15%[1]
Nintendo GameCube
86.46%[2]
Xbox
86.42%[3]
Game Boy Advance
65.27%[4]

SSX Tricky was generally well received by the critics, with all but the portable version averaging over 85% on GameRankings. Most reviews hesitated before calling SSX Tricky a "true sequel"[5] since it shared a large amount of content with the original SSX (all but two of the courses appear on the original). Reviews did complement the features added over the original SSX such as "Uber tricks" and "Rivalry" with other boarders[6]. Some reviewers thought that the improvements over the (already well received[7]) original were so good that SSX Tricky was billed as the best snowboarding game made to date[8]. The voice acting was highly praised by many reviewers, noting that the use of celebrities such as Lucy Liu helped bring the outrageous characters to life[5]. The in game music system received much acclaim as it was able to adapt to suit the situation. Each course had specific songs paired with it to match the mood and when riders reached maximum boost or were knocked down, the music would react[8]. The size of the environments, the high detail of the graphics and the trick system also received plenty of recognition from reviewers.

Soundtrack

SSX Tricky
Soundtrack by Various Artists
Released 2002
Genre Soundtrack
Length 66:52

A soundtrack was released in 2002. It features the following songs:

  1. "It's Tricky (K-Rec Remix) - Run-D.M.C.
  2. "Smartbomb (Plump's Vocal Mix)" - BT
  3. "Finished Symphony" - Hybrid
  4. "King of the Beats" - Aphrodite
  5. "Board Burner" - Mix Master Mike
  6. "System Overload (the Download)" - Huda Hudia
  7. "Push" - Plump DJs
  8. "Song for Dot" - Space Raiders
  9. "Slayboarder" - Mix Master Mike and Rahzel
  10. "Gin and Sin" - John Morgan
  11. "Shake What Yo' Momma Gave You" - Skank
  12. "Peaktime" - Rasmus
  13. "Reality Detached" - The Forth

Further music was written and produced for the game by John Morgan, Rom Di Prisco, Saki Kaskas and Graeme Coleman.

See also

References

  1. ^ "SSX Tricky for PlayStation 2 - GameRankings". GameRankings. http://www.gamerankings.com/ps2/469884-ssx-tricky/index.html. Retrieved 2009-04-13.  
  2. ^ "SSX Tricky for GameCube - GameRankings". GameRankings. http://www.gamerankings.com/gamecube/529307-ssx-tricky/index.html. Retrieved 2009-04-13.  
  3. ^ "SSX Tricky for Xbox - GameRankings". GameRankings. http://www.gamerankings.com/xbox/529440-ssx-tricky/index.html. Retrieved 2009-04-13.  
  4. ^ "SSX Tricky for Game Boy Advance - GameRankings". GameRankings. http://www.gamerankings.com/gba/562033-ssx-tricky/index.html. Retrieved 2009-04-13.  
  5. ^ a b "SSX Tricky Review for PlayStation 2". GameSpy. http://archive.gamespy.com/reviews/november01/ssxtrickyps2/. Retrieved 2009-04-13.  
  6. ^ "IGN: SSX Tricky Review". IGN. http://uk.xbox.ign.com/articles/166/166593p1.html. Retrieved 2009-04-13.  
  7. ^ SSX
  8. ^ a b "SSX Tricky Review for PlayStation 2". GameSpot. http://uk.gamespot.com/ps2/sports/ssxtricky/review.html. Retrieved 2009-04-13.  

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SSX Tricky
Box artwork for SSX Tricky.
Developer(s) EA Canada
Publisher(s) EA Sports BIG
Release date(s)
Nintendo GameCube
PlayStation 2
Xbox
Game Boy Advance
Genre(s) Snowboarding
System(s) GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Game Boy Advance
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
Rating(s)
ELSPA: Ages 11+
ESRB: Everyone
OFLC: General
PEGI: Ages 3+
Series SSX

SSX Tricky is a snowboarding video game, the second game in the SSX series published by EA Sports BIG and developed by EA Canada. In SSX, players choose one of several varied characters, participate in races or trick competitions, and earn rewards. The game's sequels are SSX 3, SSX on Tour, and SSX Blur.

The game includes a behind-the-scenes "making of" segment, labeled "DVD Content" in the main menu. This was the first game in the series to be released on multiple consoles, the original game being exclusive to the PlayStation 2.

SSX Tricky introduces "Über Tricks," exaggerated tricks that take longer to complete, and often involve detaching the board from the rider's feet. The player gains access to Über tricks after filling the adrenaline bar by doing other non-Über tricks. If the trick is successfully landed, a small clip from Run-D.M.C.'s "It's Tricky" plays, hence the game's name. Performing six Über tricks earns the player unlimited boost for the remainder of the course.

It is also possible to push down another rider using the right analog stick in the PS2 and Xbox versions, and the C-Stick in the GameCube version, which results in instant filling of the adrenaline bar. The other riders' attitude toward the player (a bar displayed at the end of each race showing in percent how much the other riders hate or like the player), however, will change, causing the attacked character to act more aggressively toward the player in future races.

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