The Uber Trick System was first introduced in SSX Tricky and is a meter that, when full, allows the user to perform extra special tricks.
Uber Meter In-Depth
The Uber Meter is filled when the user successfully performs and lands tricks. The bigger the trick (and the more unique the trick), the more the meter is filled. It is important to note that if the same trick is pulled more than once, you will not get as many points as you did the first time you performed the trick.
Once completely filled, the Uber Meter will allow the user to pull off 'Uber Tricks', which are performed by doing normal tricks (shoulder buttons) while using the Uber Button (the square button on the PS2). These tricks, which require more animation time, look fantastic and give the player a huge point bonus. The meter is also used as 'Boost', as the user can hit the Boost button (the square button on the PS2) to go faster down the course. The uber meter depletes as the player uses his or her boost and replinishes when the user performs successful tricks; so the object is to perform enough tricks to keep the meter filled. That way you can use it to continuously 'Boost' down the mountain.
Uber Meter System in SSX Tricky
The Uber Meter was introduced in SSX Tricky
and became a key gameplay component in the series. In this system, each character has his or her pre-defined 'uber' tricks that can be performed, which is unlike SSX 3 in which Uber Tricks can be purchased and used by any of the characters. It also important to note that once the word 'Tricky' (above the Uber Meter) has been filled in (by pulling and landing successive uber tricks), the player's Uber Meter stays full for the remainder of the run - allowing them to boost all the way down the mountain.
Uber Meter System in SSX 3
The Uber Meter in SSX 3
is not unlike the meter found in Tricky, however it's important to note that because of the longer run length found in SSX3, the uber meter does not stay full after the user pulls enough successive Uber Tricks (in this case 8). Instead, the user is allotted 20 seconds of free boost that they can use to jam down the mountain. Uber Tricks are pulled by the user holding a combination of shoulder buttons (grab buttons) while pushing the boost or uber button. "Monster Tricks" can be performed by pressing and holding the correct uber tricks; more of a hidden gameplay element. Uber tricks can also be pulled in rails in this game.
Uber Meter System in SSX: On Tour
The Uber Meter in 'On Tour
' works very similarly to the meter found in SSX 3, however, the boosting in this game creates a new speed blur effect
, in which the mountain seems to blur or fly by the player at an incredible speed while they are boosting. Uber tricks on the other hand are not pulled by pressing the shoulder buttons, but flicking the right analog stick in certain gestures.