1080: Avalanche GameCube

User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 34
  2. Negative: 4 out of 34
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  1. BOB
    Dec 30, 2003
    2
    Ok. for those of you who actually LIKED the first 1080, then buy the new one. BECAUSE IT IS THE EXACT SAME GAME W/ SAME CHARACTERS. just different levels and music. WHOOOOOPEEEEE!!! i personally hated the original 1080, even though i own it. what a waste of money. i got the new one as a gift and stupidly opened it before i realized how bad it was going to be. you just go down the hillOk. for those of you who actually LIKED the first 1080, then buy the new one. BECAUSE IT IS THE EXACT SAME GAME W/ SAME CHARACTERS. just different levels and music. WHOOOOOPEEEEE!!! i personally hated the original 1080, even though i own it. what a waste of money. i got the new one as a gift and stupidly opened it before i realized how bad it was going to be. you just go down the hill racing the other players, and the same announcer is still there. there are only 3 easy tracks, 4 hard ones, and 5 XTREME hard ones, but i beat the game in a single afternoon. NO REPLAYABILITY. what crap. please dont waste your money. i have never played an SSX game myself, but i hope it is better than this pile of dog shat. Expand
  2. KyleW.
    Dec 22, 2003
    0
    Are you losers insane? This game has got to be THE WORST game I have ever played. Worse than Amped, worse than Spyro, worse than sour milk left in the sun for 3 days! The whole game blows, it's just as bad, if not worse than the original! I own 2 of the 3 SSX games, and they completely blow this game out of the water. With superior graphics, sound, controls, replayability, Are you losers insane? This game has got to be THE WORST game I have ever played. Worse than Amped, worse than Spyro, worse than sour milk left in the sun for 3 days! The whole game blows, it's just as bad, if not worse than the original! I own 2 of the 3 SSX games, and they completely blow this game out of the water. With superior graphics, sound, controls, replayability, multiplayer, and everything!!! IF you say you want a racing game, stick with the SSX series, you people are always saying that "1080 is for racers", complete bull crap, the day this can be called a racing game is the day I shave my head, and stick little novelty chickens to it with super glue. Yeah, maybe you get a different perception of speed with 1080 because of some blurring effects, but does that really matter? NO! Ssx's racing style is like no other. Great feel of speed WITHOUT cheesy blurr effects, a style that can be combined to fit tricks into it if you want to race. IE tricking to get boost. Uhh.. Where else to hate... The characters... How crappy is this? Have you people even TRIED any of the ssx games? hu? Thats what I thought. Your all stupid for thinking this game is any good. okay, lets compare. SSX - Fully customizable characters. 1080 - Nothing. SSX - Great amount of replayability. 1080 - NOTHING. SSX - Slits the throat of all the other sports games out there. 1080 - Cowers in the corner while SSX goes on it's killing rampage. Expand
  3. Lau
    Dec 31, 2003
    3
    Simply put: 1080 is far too easy and way too short. It can be beaten in two, maybe three hours. This is definitely a rental. SSX3, on the other hand, will last you at least several weeks.
  4. Dec 27, 2016
    0
    This was one of the first Gamecube games I ever played, and in many ways one of the worst. I understand that if you enjoy racing and winter-sports this is probably a game you will have fun with. Overall, there is nothing special in this game. It is very simple simple game-play with a somewhat steep learning curve. There is no story mode and there are very limited game modes. You basicallyThis was one of the first Gamecube games I ever played, and in many ways one of the worst. I understand that if you enjoy racing and winter-sports this is probably a game you will have fun with. Overall, there is nothing special in this game. It is very simple simple game-play with a somewhat steep learning curve. There is no story mode and there are very limited game modes. You basically have your standard time races, match races, and a mode where you chain tricks. That's about it. You can choose from several different characters with several different snowboards, although the differences between the playable characters are very minimal. especially when you unlock the best boards. The frame rates are terrible and all the stages are very similar to each other. You basically have about 5 or 6 different stages and then just variations of those. Racing against the avalanches are really not that compelling as the result often totally wiping out at the beginning or going through the course without a worry. Expand

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#16 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2003
#15 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2003
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 37
  2. Negative: 2 out of 37
  1. Weekly Famitsu
    70
    7 / 7 / 7 / 7 - 28 [Vol 788; 23 Jan 2004]
  2. Edge Magazine
    80
    Avalanche imparts the varying depths of snow, anything from sheet ice to knee-deep drifts, much better than its nearest rivals. Crouching for speed, leaping precipices and then absorbing the shock upon landing is a majestic sensation only bettered by the original. [Feb 2004, p.104]
  3. We can't recommend this game enough. If it's an adrenalin rush you're after, then 1080° Avalanche could be the snowboarding rush you've dreamed of. From Nintendo, with Love.