1080° Snowboarding last edited by Marino on 04/11/19 02:36PM View full history

Overview

1080° Snowboarding - Title Screen
1080° Snowboarding - Title Screen

In 1080 Snowboarding, you control one of five characters in one of six different modes. These include a training mode for practicing tricks, a trick attack and contest mode, as well as, a time attack and single and multiplayer race modes.

Characters

Kensuke Kimachi

No Caption Provided

"Well known in Japan for his snowboarding skills. Kensuke joined the team because he wanted to be the best in the world."

NationJapan
Age19
GenderMale
SkillPoints
Technique8
Maximum Speed8
Balance6
Power7
Jump6

Rob Haywood

  • Nation: USA
  • Age: 20 Years Old
  • Gender: Male

"Rob joined the team through Ricky's father. He's a skilled snowboarder, but still has a lot to learn."

Skills

Technique: 8

Maximum Speed: 9

Balance: 7

Power: 6

Jump: 6

Akari Hayami

  • Nation: Japan
  • Age: 17 Years Old
  • Gender: Female

"Akari is new to the sport, but a hard worker. Her technique and jumping ability could make her a valuable asset to the team."

Skills

Technique: 8

Maximum Speed: 5

Balance: 9

Power: 3

Jump: 8

Dion Blaster

  • Nation: England
  • Age: 28 Years Old
  • Gender: Male

"Dion is one of the best overall snowboarders on the team. However he doesn't excel when it comes to tricks. This makes him impatient and irrational at times."

Skills

Technique: 4

Maximum Speed: 10

Balance: 5

Power: 3

Jump: 4

Ricky Winterborn

  • Nation: Canada
  • Age: 14 Years Old
  • Gender: Male

"Ricky is a cocky little kid. That's probably because his dad founded this team. Although he's not strong, he has excellent trick technique."

Skills

Technique: 10

Maximum Speed: 4

Balance: 7

Power: 4

Jump: 10

Boards

Tahoe 151

Edge Control: 9

Acceleration: 10

Response: 10

Stability: 9

Flex: 7

Merlot 147

Edge Control: 5

Acceleration: 6

Response: 6

Stability: 6

Flex: 5

B-Line 149

Edge Control: 8

Acceleration: 7

Response: 6

Stability: 6

Flex: 6

Scout 156

Edge Control: 8

Acceleration: 8

Response: 8

Stability: 7

Flex: 7

Tahoe 155

Edge Control: 9

Acceleration: 10

Response: 10

Stability: 9

Flex: 8

Scout Limited 162

Edge Control: 8

Acceleration: 8

Response: 8

Stability: 7

Flex: 9

Merlot 143

Edge Control: 5

Acceleration: 6

Response: 5

Stability: 6

Flex: 4

B-Line 154

Edge Control: 8

Acceleration: 7

Response: 6

Stability: 6

Flex: 6

Reception and Legacy

At the time of 1080's release, it out did every other snowboarding game on the market. Like Wave Race and it's praise garnered for it's water physics, 1080° was well received based on how the snow was represented. Down the slopes you would hear the "swoosh" sounds coming from the snow, and would be have appropriately as in real life. Powdered snow would send a cloud of it in the air, ice would show your reflection, and your board would leave behind tracks in the snow.

Surprisingly, unlike it's other extreme sport cousin, 1080° was noted to be a very technical and overall difficult game. The hardest aspect of the game was positioning your board properly in order to land without wiping out. Other criticisms were given towards the game's AI, which would actually rubberband and would catch up to you much faster than the player trying to catch up to the computer.

Nonetheless, the game had no rival at it's time, and it took several years until it was trumped by EA's SSX series. A sequel to 1080 Snowboarding was released on the Gamecube called 1080 Avalanche. Developed by NST, the game received harsher criticisms compared to it's predecessor, most common complaints being frame rate issues and very little gameplay.

sizepositionchange
sizepositionchange
positionchange
positionchange
bordersheaderpositiontable
positionchange

This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.