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Rippin' Riders Snowboarding

Sega Dreamcast

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Slash and burn your way through wild and wintery terrain - jump huge boulders, shred steep ravines, and rack up the points with your insane tricks. -3 Game Modes available: Free Ride, Super Pipe, & Match Race for two players -Full collection of tricks & moves -Seven main characters with unique styles and varying degrees of snowboarding skills -Silky smooth graphics at 60 frames per secondAmazon.com One hundred years from now, a historian may categorize snowboarding's greatest achievement as its expansion of the English vocabulary. For its part, snowboarding has brought new meanings to the words "indy," "mute," "method," and "melancholy." For those not attuned to the sport's phat lingo, these are all terms for snowboarding maneuvers that generally refer to grabbing a particular part of the board while airborne. Not a word of this terminology is overlooked in the first snowboarding game for the Dreamcast. Also included are appropriately stylized characters, each with two outfits to choose from, and licensed gear from real snowboarding companies Bonfire and Salomon. Armed with a glossary in the form of a user manual, players will soon be able to talk the talk. But in this game, walking the walk, or rather pulling the tricks, requires quite a bit of controller dexterity. Luckily the game is not based solely on snowboarding tricks, but also has a healthy dose of racing at its core. What makes this game stand out is the length and detail of each downhill course. Jumping off the roof of sheep farms, avoiding falling icicles, and catching the spotlight of a hovering helicopter are all in a day's play in Rippin' Riders--and that's just the first track! A unique two-player mode challenges players to shrink the opponent's split screen by outscoring him or her. Track graphics are up to snuff, but the players look a bit chunky. --Jeff YoungPros:Outstanding course design with plenty of details and multiple checkpointsGroovy outfits and snowboards for each characterCons:Many of the tricks are difficult to executeYou never see other racers on the course, except in multiplayer mode Product description Slash and burn your way through wild and wintery terrain - jump huge boulders, shred steep ravines, and rack up the points with your insane tricks.-3 Game Modes available: Free Ride, Super Pipe, & Match Race for two players-Full collection of tricks & moves-Seven main characters with unique styles and varying degrees of snowboarding skills-Silky smooth graphics at 60 frames per second Review When you think of the snowboarding genre, it's hard not to think of the long-running Cool Boarders series. Arguably the best snowboarding games around, they gave PlayStation owners top-notch action on the slopes. Now the Cool Boarders series has made its way to the Dreamcast in the form of Rippin' Riders, as 989 Studios owns the U.S. rights to the Cool Boarders name. As with the first Cool Boarders on the PlayStation, Rippin' Riders leaves the door open for further improvement. As with any snowboarding game, Rippin' Riders lets you take your pick from a varied group of athletes, all with their own strengths and weaknesses. From there you choose the board you want to use, the course you'd like to rip up, and the outfit you'd like to wear, if you want an alternate outfit. Once on the snow, the game focuses on the high-adrenaline racing and trick system you'd expect from a Cool Boarders game. There are two different modes: the free-ride mode, where you race down a mountain and perform tricks at various trick gates to boost your score, and the super-pipe mode, where you fly down a huge half-pipe and use big trick combos to score as many points as possible. The graphics in Rippin' Riders look as good as you would expect on the Dreamcast. The rider models all have their own distinct look, and they appear extremely human in the replay mode, where their faces are visible. The track backgrounds are extremely creative and expansive. When you're in an open space, you can literally see everything in front of you. Pop-up takes form in a small amount of fog, which actually helps bring the track into view with a nice combination of subtlety and reality. To the game's credit, you don't simply race down snowy hills; you'll blaze through snowed-in amusement parks, through icy caves, past herds of stray sheep, under the skeletons of lo

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