Summary: Being a fan of the classic 1080 on the N64, I'm glad to see they haven't butchered it with the sequel. Instead we see spdates of the old characters, again with the slight over enthusiasm about the soundtrack and simply fun gameplay. They've made the speed you go at even better, with the scenery ever powdery. My only ..thing..
Excerpt: My last encounter with a 1080 snowboarding game was on the Nintendo 64 and that was a very good game that rewarded practice with great reward. So here we are with the latest incarnation of the 1080 legacy, 1080 avalanche. CHARACTERS The characters in 1080 of which there are five,two ladies and three guys,all have varying skills and attributes.
Pros: Great graphics,nice music,superb courses,good longevity
Cons: people will compare it to the over the top SSX tricky
Summary: Well, it's been AGES since Nintendo made their last 1080 game, so I was quite excited when it came out and bought it a while after. First up is that there's NO point in choosing between SSX 3 and 1080 Avalanche. SSX has more tricks but 1080 is more of an extreme racer... get 'em both! Onto the game!
Summary: 1080:Avalcnhe is the follow up to the original 1080 Snowboarding on the N64 a few years back, and fortunatley the series has not lost it's class. The controls do feel similar to the N64 classic being that you hold L to go faster and use most buttons to perform tricks when in the air. The game is most enjoyable when you are at speed, and you are usually going down the mountain at about 100-120KM per hour.
Summary: I couldn't stand the wait for 1080 to come out on the Gamecube so I went out and bought SSX3 as soon as it was released and have been addicted ever since. On playing 1080 for the first time I though it was too slow, the controls were awkward and the courses were very short, but I stuck with it. I don't know what happened but after about an hours play something clicked and it all made sense.