new spin on snowboarding - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

LinkBack Thread Tools
Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-20-2007, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
administrator's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 443
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Blog Entries: 1
new spin on snowboarding

With the torrent of mini-game-oriented Wii titles subsiding, it was a nice surprise to receive a Wii-exclusive snowboarding game. SSX Blur is not only made by EA Big, which created the SSX series, but this version adds the unique Wii controllers for everything from performing tricks to maintaining balance.

Tilting the left controller steers the character left and right, while pushing up on the control stick increases speed. Snapping up on the left controller launches the snowboarder. When in the air, moving the right controller left or right performs a spin, while moving it up or down makes the snowboarder flip. All of this may seem daunting at first, but the controls start to feel natural after a short while.

Performing Ubertricks is very difficult, because the player has to actually draw shapes in the air while holding down a specific button. (If they were easy to do, they wouldn't be uber, now, would they?) Since some Ubertricks aren't listed, experimentation can yield rewarding hidden maneuvers. Players are free to bust phat tricks all over the mountain in assorted races, slope-style, big-air and half-pipe competitions, as well as swishing through slalom courses, exploring the backcountry in free-ride and trying any of a wide variety of challenges.
Even though some of the characters and courses are recycled from past SSX titles and the game lacks online play, SSX Blur on the Wii is a blast.

SSX Blur
SYSTEM: Nintendo Wii
COST: $49.99
Attached Images
File Type: jpg ssxblurverpakking.JPG (61.4 KB, 118 views)
administrator is online now  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-20-2007, 07:53 AM
DrGreeNThumB420's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Colorado
Posts: 827
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i havent tried wii yet
DrGreeNThumB420 is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-20-2007, 08:01 AM
PaoloSmythe's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Only British blaady Columbia!!!
Posts: 4,622
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Wii is nice, but the novelty soon wears off and then it is kinda 'meh'

for me at least. but i can still see how it would work well in a house party environment.... but would you really be playing poota games at a party?

Just coz you don't understand it
Doesn't mean it makes no sense!
PaoloSmythe is offline  
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-12-2007, 05:31 PM
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
I don't really like ssx, amped is more realistic. Like the game won't fix your spins for you; if your upside down, you need to get out of that problem yourself. I'd get ssx if you don't have and xbox, though. It's not bad. SSX 3 was awesome with all the free roam capabilities.
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-11-2008, 09:24 PM
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
SSX on the PS2 was so much fucking fun... I'm an FPS fan and somehow that still managed to be my favorite game ever
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-12-2008, 12:47 PM
Veteran Member
Minger's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 761
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Blur is kinda wack - I still can't get used to it, but I'm used to Amped 2.

Board: Directional
Bindings: Burton Missions 07
Boots: Burton Freestyle 07
Minger is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-12-2008, 09:03 PM
nzboardlife's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Posts: 1,076
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Aparently theres some new shaun white game too. i dont really follow this stuff so i donno
nzboardlife is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome