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Box artwork for SSX Tricky.
Box artwork for SSX Tricky.
SSX Tricky
Developer(s)EA Canada
Publisher(s)EA Sports BIG
Year released2001
System(s)Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Game Boy Advance
Preceded bySSX
Followed bySSX 3
ModesSingle player, Multiplayer
Rating(s)ELSPA Ages 11+ESRB EveryoneOFLC GeneralPEGI Ages 3+
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SSX Tricky is a snowboarding video game, the second game in the SSX series published by EA Sports BIG and developed by EA Canada. In SSX, players choose one of several varied characters, participate in races or trick competitions, and earn rewards. The game's sequels are SSX 3, SSX on Tour, and SSX Blur.

The game includes a behind-the-scenes "making of" segment, labeled "DVD Content" in the main menu. This was the first game in the series to be released on multiple consoles, the original game being exclusive to the PlayStation 2.

SSX Tricky introduces "Über Tricks," exaggerated tricks that take longer to complete, and often involve detaching the board from the rider's feet. The player gains access to Über tricks after filling the adrenaline bar by doing other non-Über tricks. If the trick is successfully landed, a small clip from Run-D.M.C.'s "It's Tricky" plays, hence the game's name. Performing six Über tricks earns the player unlimited boost for the remainder of the course.

It is also possible to push down another rider using the right analog stick in the PS2 and Xbox versions, and the C-Stick in the GameCube version, which results in instant filling of the adrenaline bar. The other riders' attitude toward the player (a bar displayed at the end of each race showing in percent how much the other riders hate or like the player), however, will change, causing the attacked character to act more aggressively toward the player in future races.

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