SSX 3 Game Boy Advance


Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 5 out of 14
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  1. The game duplicates many of the same features found in the console versions of SSX 3 and has a free-flowing 3D graphics engine that is pretty much unrivaled by anything else currently available for the system.
  2. 45
    The engine used for the graphics has a hell of a time keeping up with all that the designers throw at it, and the detached, sluggish control just adds to the frustration.
  3. One of those great games that has enough objectives to keep you busy for a long time and an enjoyable feel that will keep you playing long after you have smashed every record.
  4. The open-ended gameplay and un-lockable items keep things interesting enough and the sweet 3D graphics round out a solid game which is well worth the price tag.
  5. Pocket Games
    The controls work well even with the GBA's four-button layout, and most tricks come out smoothly onscreen. [Spring 2004, p.47]
  6. Nintendo Power
    Although it doesn't quite deliver the adrenaline rush and out-of-control speed of the GCN version, SSX 3 for the GBA is a smoooth-grooving snowboarder. [Feb 2004, p.154]
  7. What sets SSX apart from all other snowboarding games is its intense “in your face” sort of feel.
  8. Not even close to the exciting console versions.
  9. But it's slow, it's sluggish, the controls are unresponsive and it's a real chore to play. That equals no fun.
  10. A listless, sludgy slog through a knee-deep slush puddle of suckiness. [Dec 2003, p.187]
  11. 30
    The play mechanics are literally all wrong. Depth in character building doesn't matter when you wish your character would just take a wrong turn and fall off a cliff and land on some very sharp rocks.
  12. Cheat Code Central
    The best game of its kind on the GBA.
  13. 70
    These are minor problems, however, compared to the mind-numbing frustration of the A.I.’s catch-up programming, which makes your opponents inexplicably faster when you’re ahead in the last legs.
  14. 40
    Rather than working with the many strengths of the GBA system, EA Canada has tried to shoehorn impossible content into SSX 3, and the strain shows from moment one.

Awards & Rankings

#60 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2003
User Score

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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. JhonnyV.
    Dec 20, 2003
    A Fair enuff game. Althought this game should be on PS2 insted of a minor Advanced, it's still a fair game.
  2. Mr.M.
    Nov 28, 2003
    I agree with Gas T. It's really a good game, people from IGN may have forgot that we were talking about gameboy... Now guys, did you I agree with Gas T. It's really a good game, people from IGN may have forgot that we were talking about gameboy... Now guys, did you really play SSX3? Full Review »
  3. GasT.
    Nov 27, 2003
    Awesome ! feels like a PSOne game, maybe even better than any snowboarding game on the PS ! IGN guys must be smoking baaad weed :,