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  • Summary: SSX On Tour is a completely fresh take on the SSX franchise. Building on the core speed and trick gameplay that has been so successful in the past, players can now choose their way to become black diamond fiends. SSX On Tour allows players to create their own boarder or skier and take them from a wannabe to a mountain rockstar. Players can get noticed in all-new shred challenges where they earn an invitation to The Tour where they'll face the best racers in the SSX cast. Fly down the all-new tracks, and master the new monster tricks for both boarding and skiing to make it to the top of The Charts. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. The PSP version of the game very accurately keeps up with the console versions of the game. While some sacrifices were made to make the game work on PSP, overall the developers did an admirable job.
  2. Despite the lack of multiplayer options, there are plenty of things to do in the single-player tour mode, and its steady progression in difficulty is wholly satisfying.
  3. Tricks are easy to do, and the runs are really well designed. Especially in the challenge mode, which is exactly what it should be doing; presenting a challenge. Rails and jumps everywhere!
  4. 80
    It's not as phenomenal as "SSX 3" on consoles, but for a handheld, it certainly beats the crap out of "SSX 3" on Game Boy Advance.
  5. Ultimately, this is just as stylish as the PS2 version, sporting the same cool sketchbook-style animation, weird selection of menus and hip soundtrack. You won't be missing much at all if you choose to participate in this portable tour instead of its bigger brother. [PSW]
  6. 80
    A superb snowboarding game, but if you've already given it a thorough going-over on the PS2 it probably isn't worth sparing it a second thought. [Apr 2006, p.116]
  7. The game is technically sound, but inferior track design keeps this one from the greatness of its predecessors.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. HugoUpton
    Jun 9, 2008
    This is my favourite game for PSP, full stop. There are many things which add up to this, so I'll try and be brief but probably get carried away knowing me. Point 1) It's SSX. By extension, it's awesome. Point 2) It's got ski-ing. Better than snowboarding (I've done both). Point 3) It quite frankly looks stunning. Just the framerate and the quality of the snow and particle effects are stunning, as are the character animations. Point 4) The sound is great. A standard EA soundtrack of awesomeness, combined with the subtilty of the backcountry and the fireworks of the tracks add up to something better than the sum of it's parts. I missed the banter between characters a little, but it's no biggie. Point 5) This sounds really weird, but being a ski-ier, I can say the controls feel really authentic and true. Even with the crammed buttons on the PSP, it flows really well, meaning you only blame yourself for screwing up. And this sounds really weird, but if you use the analouge stick it's the closest you'll get to the slopes without a ski pass. There's just something about the control that makes it feel very fluid and real, and it gives a sense of satisfaction when you beat an opponent or set a new record, that it was your own handiwork.

    All in all, very good and highly recommended for all.
  2. RyanV.
    Dec 9, 2005
    This game comes from a series of great snowboarding games so all I can do is expect the best from it... and my expectations were satisfied.
  3. [Anonymous]
    Oct 16, 2005
    Awesome game. Incredible. Really captures the feel of SSX.
  4. simonhurst
    Feb 13, 2006
    this game was so good i could not get my hands off it the graphics were awesome for a handheld the gameplay was just as good overall this game is one of my favorite psp games right up with death jr this game is the game of ssx man!!! Expand
  5. LS650
    Nov 26, 2007
    I used to own SSX Tricky for the GameCube. I thought that was a spectacular game for the GCN and spent many hours playing it. The huge open course and beautiful graphics are all here. This sequel closely matches Tricky for graphics, controls, and music - and on a handheld portable. Fantastic! I only have one complaint. The emphasis has been moved from doing lots of mid-air tricks and stunts to racing. You can still pull off the stunts, but they don't seem as over-the-top and don't play so much into your final score. Overall, I rate this game an 8.5: terrific, but there is some room for minor improvements. Expand
  6. HEYGT
    Dec 8, 2005
    Hey GT ! why are you comparing portable games directly to consoles ? How well does your PS2 version look at 30,000 on an airplane ? Why buy a portable to play games while sitting on your couch at home ? U R missing the point. ~ this is a good game. Nice graphics, smooth frame-rate, challenging and fun. If you like SSX you'll love having it on a PORTABLE. later. Expand
  7. BlueWhiteQuartzK.
    Oct 13, 2005
    This game is a waste of money. If you like Tricky and 3, you'll be disappointed with this farce.

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