SSX Tricky GameCube

Metascore
87

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 0 out of 20
Buy On
  1. 100
    It has great competitive factions, a large line-up of diverse skaters, and some of the most mind-blowing, thumb-numbing, breathtaking tricks yet seen on a console snowboarding game.
  2. Nintendo Power
    90
    Wonderfully addictive. [Dec 2001, p.168]
  3. The audio is great and worth listen with a Dolby pro-logic receiver, and the graphics, while flawed are truly of next-generation quality.
  4. 90
    The sequel doesn’t stray far from the original, but SSX Tricky has far more personality and the ultimate tricks wired—rewarding gameplay and a high replay value.
  5. For future releases in this series, it’d be nice if there were more customization options and musical selections but those are minor gripes to what was, generally, a favorable experience.
  6. The gameplay is hectic, the new trick system adds substantial depth, and the overall production is top-notch...But if you have a choice, the PS2 version is recommended.
  7. Put simply, this is certainly worth giving a go if you’re looking for some high-speed thrills, death-defying leaps and gorgeous eye candy.
  8. Games Radar
    88
    One of those games that you switch on intending to have a quick blast, then find yourself staring square-eyed at in the early hours.
  9. I am truly amazed at how well the GameCube controller performs with SSX Tricky.
  10. Game Informer
    85
    It’s a great game, but it lacks the bells and whistles within the founding PS2 release. [Feb 2002, p.87]
  11. My first and only gripe about the game is the learning curve on the game's controls.
  12. 85
    Even if you've played the original, SSX Tricky is a fantastic game of fast paced action and tons of surprises.
  13. With all this brilliance, it would be easy to overlook the sound in the game, but this is one of the high points of the makeover.
  14. The Gamecube version of SSX Tricky manages to retain the most important quality of the PS2 version - the fun - despite having a few flaws. This is a very good game, and while it's not quite as polished as the PS2, it's still worth the money for Gamecube owners.
  15. netjak
    82
    When comparing Tricky side-by-side with the GC and PS2, the PS2 wins hands down. It if obvious that this is a port from the PS2 to the GC and not the other way around.
  16. It takes mind-blowing environments and mixes them with realistically moving and sounding characters that create one of the best pseudo-realities ever.
  17. A solid racer with highly addicting gameplay, a nice variety of modes, and enough hidden extras to keep even the most dedicated rider occupied all winter long.
  18. 79
    The control mechanics, still usable, have been sloppily adapted to GameCube's controller, which makes for a tricking environment that is not nearly intuitive as it is on Sony's console.
  19. Lifespan is the main issue here, as everything else is in place. It took me a week to finish Race and Showoff mode with one character. There is loads left, though, so the potential for a long lasting game is there, it just really depends on whether or not you want to go through it all again and again.
  20. The Gamecube controller butchers the game.

Awards & Rankings

#11 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2001
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jan 4, 2014
    8
    As one of the only snowboarding games, I could not have seen this game been made any better. There are many courses to take and is veryAs one of the only snowboarding games, I could not have seen this game been made any better. There are many courses to take and is very entertaining. There are many characters you can choose, and many combos you can pull off. No matter what course, the design of nature is beautiful. If you pick this game up, I can assure you, you won't be disappointed. Full Review »
  2. Apr 2, 2013
    9
    This game blew my mind when I first played it! The characters were amazingly diverse and the replay value is some of the highest I've everThis game blew my mind when I first played it! The characters were amazingly diverse and the replay value is some of the highest I've ever seen in a game. Easily my favorite game on the GameCube. If you have one, you better have this game or your missing out. Full Review »
  3. DaveB.
    Nov 18, 2003
    10
    In some ways this game is still better than SSX3. They're both awesome, must-own games for any system!