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Twisted Edge Snowboarding (N64)

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      26.11.2000 17:44

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      If you like to play a game fun and fast action if so, then the twisted edge is what you need to play.One to two players can play this game.You have eight characters and six courses to to go through. The graphics are spetacular with the backdrops and realistic racetracks high light the snowboarding simulation.It has nice touches like trails in the snow and vertically split windows. New areas of each track open up as you win at increasing challenge levels, making it seem as if there are more tracks in the game.Short cuts or braching paths on each track also add to the variety.You have all kinds of fast snowboarding moves and stunts. The grunge soundtrack has just the right edge for the game.The voice comments include the stunt names and the current positions.The ghost option I think is really cool.

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      03.06.2000 21:15
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      Twisted Edge Snowboarder another snowboarding game similar to 1080 and ultimately it should be reviewed with this in mind. So how does it compare? Well, graphically it's lusher. The courses contain intricate features, such as hovering (and crashed) flying saucers, bridges and ice dripping tunnels. Also there are ultimately more courses to challenge you; although the initial selection looks sparse, as the game progresses levels open, develop and mutate; courses you have already completed reappear only to drastically alter mid way through. There's even a nifty race feature which creates a mirrored effect. Essentially it's pretty similar: snow, mountains, stunts and high speed chases. Game play essentially consists of three challenges: competition, stunt challenge and vs race. In competition mode you race four other riders. Speed is key but tricks will bring you rewards. Guide your choice of player down snow slopes, ice chasms and bridges leaping cliffs and drifts and avoiding other riders, snow ploughs, and rocks. The vs race allows you to do the same against another player while in competition mode you must perform tricks to progress stages. Trick solutions are given in the booklet and individually are fairly easy. The skill is stringing them together and mastering them at high speed (It isn't that easy, but nothing beats executing seven mid air back flips followed by a Tweaked Tail Grab with a perfect landing). Twisted Edge also gives you a selection of characters and boards. You can play giggling French girl called Silvia, goofy sounding Ganz from Germany or Kevin from Oregon each one providing different skills and strengths. As you progress more players (and boards) become available. The sound effects are great, despite a stupid American voice sarcastically moaning "You're last", as if you don't know it! The main problem with the game is lack of real speed. Despite a top speed of over 90kph there is little velocity effect. Lac
      king the excitement of 1080 you never get a real sense of speed as you power down the mountain slope. There's also a lack of consistency with the graphics, which allow the player to travel right through some objects but not others. Twisted Edge is a snowboarding game for people who haven't been snowboarding. While it makes for a thrilling, absorbing and entertaining game it lacks realism; needless to say it isn't a simulation nor does it try to come close. But for a game that will undoubtedly suffer being overshadowed by 1080, it is bold attempt to expand on the concepts it's predecessor initially defined.

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