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includes game, original box, and instruction manual. Box is in good shape with typical wear on edges and corners. cartridge has some marking on it and label is fully intact but has some indentations through it.
One of the best snowboarding games on any platform, 1080 Snowboarding faithfully recreates the mountain experience with beautiful graphics, realistic character and environment physics, atmospheric sound effects, and addictive gameplay. Players compete on a variety of unique tracks ranging from a half-pipe and long jump--both devoted to trick-happy boarders--to long descents that offer plenty of environmental obstacles, including jumps, deep powder, ice, and thick stands of trees. On several tracks, simply reaching the bottom of the hill is an accomplishment in itself.
Much of the game's appeal lies in the finely tuned player controls. As in real life, learning the basics--turning, jumping, carving--is a snap. Honing one's skills to smoothly land a jump, pull off complex in- air tricks, and negotiate tight turns and steep descents, however, is very challenging. It's this appealing combination of skill learning and track mastering that promises to entice players back to the slopes season after season. Extra kudos to the designers for the beautifully realistic sound effects--scraping along icy sections of the track is, literally, a tooth-grinding experience. --Eric Twelker
- One of the best snowboarding games on any platform
- Gorgeous graphics and environmental sound effects
- Realistic character and environment physics
- Game engine slows down in graphic-heavy sections
- Opening "locked" tracks requires advanced 'boarding skills, patience, and a love for the sport
Top Customer Reviews
Granted, it has some minor flaws, like only six courses (plus Air Make, and half-pipe), and some might find the landing system incredibly hard, but if you can brush those small drawbacks aside, what you'll find is a terrific, extremely fun to play game that offers much more than meets the eye.
The game's five main boarders, plus three hidden ones to choose from offer plenty of variety and differences so that everyone can have a favorite person (mine being Dion for his speed and power).
There are four available courses at the begging of the game, but two can be uncovered if you beat the match race part of it, Dragon Cave and Deadly Fall. The courses are varied and challenging, in my opinion, Golden Forest is the best.
The many options in 1080 would include trick attack, time attack, 2 player versus, contest, and training mode.
All in all, 1080 Snowboarding is aboved and beyond what I expected from it, plenty to keep the average gamer going for quite a while. It's a must buy for any gamer's N64 library, period.
This game has amazing graphics-- you can even see the snow spray off the board when you make the slightest turn. Plus, the camera controls are flawless. The sound track is pretty good, too- you can hear the snowboard scraping and the snowboarders sometimes talk, and the techo tracks that accompany the races are pretty cool too.
My only complaint is that there aren't enough courses. After I unlocked the 6 courses and beat the "Black Diamond" level, there wasn't much else to do. But even after you've unlocked all the courses, it's still fun to play against your friends in the 2 Person VS mode, or doing tricks in the half pipe.
I think that anyone who has a N64 should add this game to their collection, without a doubt... it's a solid game, and you won't regret it.