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  • ASIN: B00004U5VS
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches ; 5.3 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (243 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,681 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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SSX: Greatest Hits brings you some sweet features like snowboarding on tropical colored snow cones. In addition to the cool new colors you’ll find a funky sound track to back up your ride as you weave your way though icebergs and freeway systems. Pick from a variety of male and female borders -- each with his or her own cool outfit and techno theme -- and find your own shortcuts through the vast and expansive tracks. Need more? SSX: Greatest Hits comes with an adrenaline meter. Increase its energy by doing little tricks along your way. Then use that energy to perform big-ticket combos that will help reap high scores.

With its mesmerizing graphics, fantastic controls, and high replayability, SSX: Snowboard Supercross is good enough to be considered among the finest PlayStation2 launch titles by any fan of video gaming. It's one of those genre-defining and system-justifying games that'll please even folks who normally dislike snowboarding games. It's just that good!

After selecting from one of the four initially available racers, you must race against a full field of opponents down long, twisting, and sometimes gravity- and physics-defying courses. What makes SSX a standout from similar games is Electronic Arts' amazing attention to detail. The tracks show much variety in their outrageous twists, bumps, jumps, and ramps. However, to utilize them best, you must perform potentially backbreaking, neck-snapping tricks. Okay, you actually won't suffer any physical damage, but the cartoony falls do look rather painful.

The tricks are done by successfully performing complex button-mashing and joystick-twisting combs. The more and better the tricks you perform, the higher a speed boost you'll get to help you finish a track quickly. In order to progress through all of the rounds in World Circuit mode (the meat of the game), you must place at least third in each race. Successful completion of races also can unlock new characters and snowboards--each with dramatic performance differences. It might look somewhat similar to Tony Hawk's Pro Skater or other snow games, but SSX is a totally different take.

SSX's illusion of speed is simply fantastic. Should you manage to take your eyes off your well-animated racer to check out the scenery, you'll see bright lighting effects, cheering crowds, lots of snow spray, and a wide variety of background visuals that hint at the PS2's graphics prowess. It's also that same sense of speed that delivers a great feeling of accomplishment when your board lands safely on the snow pack after you complete a complex trick that was performed absurdly high in the air.

Almost all of SSX's animations are as smooth as glass. There's minor slowdown when you turn through some of the larger hills, but this is barely noticeable and rarely interferes with gameplay. The bumping soundtrack changes on the fly, and is based on your performance. The better your tricks and speed, the wilder and more up-tempo the music gets. All of the enormous courses--some of which can take close to 10 minutes to finish--have many shortcuts and alternate routes to cut into your finishing time.

One gripe with the game is that your character, after painfully crashing into cold hard snow, sometimes start moving will in the exact opposite direction that you were racing originally. This eats up time and is irritating, but definitely not a huge problem. --Mark Brooks


  • Excellent graphics provide an ultrarealistic illusion of speed
  • Immediately playable, yet challenging for snowboard vets
  • Long courses with many paths to the finish line
  • Occasional slowdown

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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 of PS2's best releases this year. October 1, 2000
It doesn't matter how many videos you download or how many screenshots you see you'll never know how much fun this is untill you play it. Starting off is the complex trick system. Unlike alot of snowboarding games it's easy for a beginer to pull off a basic trick, but it'll take months to master it. Next it has severall styles of riders who each have some strong and week points, and unlike alot of games there is a huge difference between them. The best part off the game is the levels. How many of you have bought a snowboarding game and found each level is going down a snow covered mountain with no difference but how difficult it is. My favorite level is a pinball machine. It has bumbers, switches, secret areas, and you get three tries (just like a pinnball machine. There is also one whhere you go down the streets of a city and if you want you can go on top of the building or even go through them. Another one of my favorites was your on an iceburg and as it moves towrds honolulu it melts finally landing you in beutiful hawai. All I can say is try to work this game in the ones you buy at launch. I found it was much more fun then TTT or Ridge Racer. The only game I liked more was Kessen and Maden 2001 (I'm a huge football fan.)
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52 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Game at the PS2 Launch October 31, 2000
If you have not thought about picking up a snowboarding game for any of your game systems, EA Sports has certainly come up with an easy way to change your mind!! For those of you thinking this is just another Cool Boarders game....guess again!! SSX is simply the best Playstation 2 game at Launch time. I have not ever played a game as fun as SSX. The graphics are bright and vivid with no jagged lines. This game must run at a frame rate of 60 frames per second, as SSX runs very fast, with no pop up graphics and no slowdown.
You have a plethora of characters to choose from, each of which have different outfits and snowboards which you can select. There are so many tricks that can be performed that you will find yourself trying new stuff for a very longtime. This adds greatly to the replay value. The courses are absolutely crazy, with muliple paths (some secret paths) , and blazing speed. What could be better than sliding down an icy mountain and being able to punch the competition out of the way?!!
In conclusion, SSX wins with great graphics, sound and gameplay.
This is the game that really WOWED me at PS2 Launch time.
Highly Recommended!!
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
SSX reminds me of Goldeneye for the N64. Yeah, the 2 games are totally different, but the fun is not. SSX, like Goldeneye, is the type of game you can play forever. People will be playing this game right until the Playstation 3 comes out. It's easy to learn, but has amazing depth to it. It's fun and addictive. The graphics are amazing and the music is phat. From now on, if you hear about another snowboard game you'll wonder, "Is it as good as SSX?"
This is a racing game, with a few (hundred) tricks thrown in for good measure. Wanna concentrate on speed? You can win. Wanna pull of tricks? You can still win. Both styles are wonderfully matched. The tracks are amazing, with huge curved turns and shortcuts that twist and dive in all directions. There are so many things to do on these tracks, you'll be showing your friends something new every weekend for months. You don't just race down mountains, but through city streets and parks, underneath highways, inside sewers, over a desert moutain with artifical snow, through half-pipes and giant loops, inside sewers and over the tops of buses, down a frozen river, through a huge, bizarre Japanese amusement park with a giant fan that pushes you back to the top of the run. You even race down a glacier which has been towed to Hawaii - there are cruise ships watching from the side lines, and the snow melts so fast the water rushes around your feet as you shoot through a run-off ditch. There are all sorts of rails to ride, half-pipes, insane jumps, snowmachines, and even fireworks that you'll never be bored. Really. This game is that good.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and Flashy, a Good Family Game December 7, 2000
A great deal of praise has been heaped on this glitzy PS2 launch title, and the remarkable thing is, the game deserves just about every compliment it's received. The graphics are stunning and seem to capture the attention of anyone who passes through the room, and the sound effects, though they grow a little repetitive over time, have a crispness that synchs perfectly with the game's bright visuals and breakneck pace. The thumping techno music, though I wouldn't call it beautiful, is certainly appropriate, and actually adjusts to the pace of the game, growing both richer and louder as your speed and proficiency increase. Even the vibrating controller, which I've found both annoying and distracting in the past (it can be turned off, fortunately), is used well here, and compliments the subtlety of the analog stick.
But the truly remarkable thing about the game, the thing that has impressed me most, is that it really seems to offer something for just about everyone. If you've ever held a game controller in your hands, or sat down to watch your kids play for a while, you'll find something to enjoy here. Hardcore gamers will appreciate the unlockable characters and costumes, the vast catalog of tricks and special moves, and the complex racetracks (which are full of shortcuts and fanciful alternate routes). But casual gamers will probably have just as good a time coasting down the bright begginer tracks, enjoying the speed of the game and the gorgeous scenery.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love this game sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much!!!!!
Published 4 months ago by Herbert L Scott jr
2.0 out of 5 stars Not like the sequels.
I really was expecting the original SSX to be like Tricky or number 3. Disappointed. The controls are very awkward, when i want to flip/spin, its impossible! Read more
Published 13 months ago by Will
1.0 out of 5 stars scratched
It said it was in good condition, but it was scratched and wouldn't play through the game. I'm rather upset
Published 13 months ago by Kelsey Stouse
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun Game
My boys and I enjoy this game. It has challenges and you get to unlock stuff like better snowboards, clothing, people, etc., which keeps it fun and challenging.
Published 22 months ago by GiveGodPraise
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Game!
This was a great game when it came out and still is. It is fun to play and is just well done. It is still fun regardless of newer games and newer consoles. Read more
Published on December 26, 2012 by Klaus Ochs
5.0 out of 5 stars YaY!
I bought this for my son for Christmas and he loved it, he played it a lot until his playstation broke, but he was very happy with it, said I did good!
Published on December 8, 2012 by honeybear
5.0 out of 5 stars ssx the best
the best snow boarding game ive ever played.

the absolutely stuning garaphics and gameplay will blow your mind away. Read more
Published on July 31, 2006 by jamster
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST GAME MY PARENTS GOT ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
When I first got my Playstation 2( the new version ) I played SSX last and that is when I found out SSX was better than all 4 games ( that I have ) put together even better than... Read more
Published on October 23, 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars nothing compared to ssx tricky and ssx 3
When I went over my friends house I played the origanal sxx and I was extremely disapointed.I own sxx tricky and sxx 3 and I expected it to be along the lines of the those games... Read more
Published on July 14, 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT GAME!!!!!!
I LOVE THIS GAME! Me and my family enjoyed this game very much!
This game is a MUST buy! You unlock race courses,characters,outfits for your character and boards by winning... Read more
Published on January 20, 2004
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