Review by Jdude84
"Pure Snowboarding Fun!!!!!"
This game rocks, it was the first of it's kind and there is no other game like it today! 1080 Snowboarding is not like your average racing game where the first one to the line wins. Oh no, there is much more than that. With 5 modes of gameplay this game will keep you playing for years to come!
Graphics - 10
For a racing game, the graphics for 1080 were MUCH better than I expected. The courses are clear, sharp, and detailed. Especially the course 'Mountain Village' the snowfall is pretty realistic! The trees in 'Golden Forest' aren't to shabby either. The graphics on this game are extremly good, even though you'll be too busy executing 1080's to notice them!
SoundSound FX - 6.5
Well, this is the games one minor flaw, the sound FX are virtually non-existant. The Background Music isn't all that bad, but it's not exactly catchy. It's not that big of deal though, just pop in your favorite CD while playing if your concerned about sound.
Control - 10
The control in the game scores a 10 with ease, the controls are responsive, easy to learn, and unique. Executing the tricks is generally easy, however the 1080's are pretty hard to pull off, and you may find yourself physically bending the control stick to get that extra 'touch' while executing spins.
Gameplay - 10
This is where 1080 really excels, the gameplay is PERFECT. There are 5 mode of play - trick attack, time attack, contest, match race, and of course - 2 player.
Contest mode is one-of-a-kind, you must make it to the finish line as fast as you can, while still passing through the gates, AND executing tricks to accumulate your score. 1080 is the only game to feature a mode like this, and there should be more.
Match Race is the 'main game' you could say, in which you race against a computer player to open up new levels, and new racers. There are a total of 6 courses, but they are all long-lasting.
2 player mode is like any other game, you race against each other to the end and the first one there wins, simple as that, but very fun and long-lasting!
Time Attack is also like any other time attack, forget doing tricks, just speed through the course as fast as you can, and don't crash. Not the most fun aspect of the game, but still fun - for a while.
And last but not least is Trick Attack, possibly the most popular mode in the game, you style through all 6 courses passing through time gates and pulling off some sweet grab moves and spins. You will find yourself playing this mode 5 hours at a time. It is extremly fun, replayable, and addicting.
Also there is 'training' where you can earn a secret board by executing every trick in the game during a sinlge run, after you get the board, there isn't much point to this.
Replay ValueFun Factor - 10
As you can see from all the modes of play, this game has excellent replay value. I've owned this game for 2 years and still play it every day!
Overall - 10
If i could give this game an 11 i would, it's that good! If you don't own it, buy it today!!!
Reviewer's Score: 10/10 | Originally Posted: 11/01/99, Updated 07/05/02
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