Twisted Edge Extreme Snowboarding

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Twisted Edge Extreme Snowboarding
Twisted Edge Extreme Snowboarding Coverart.png
North American Nintendo 64 cover art
Developer(s) Boss Game Studio
Publisher(s) Midway
Composer(s) Zack Ohren[1]
Platform(s) Nintendo 64
Release date(s)
  • NA November 10, 1998
  • JP December 18, 1998
  • PAL March 12, 1999
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer

Twisted Edge Extreme Snowboarding is the third snowboarding game released for the Nintendo 64 after Snowboard Kids then 1080° Snowboarding. It is known in Japan as King Hill 64: Extreme Snowboarding. While Twisted Edge was not very well received commercially or critically, it covered the snowboard niche between Cool Boarders 2 and 1080° Snowboarding by focusing on tricks (unlike 1080°, which focused on racing), and providing a more intuitive control system than that found in Cool Boarders 2.

Development[edit]

Twisted Edge Snowboarding' was announced on June 9, 1997. Many gamers at the time were excited to hear that the company behind Top Gear Rally (the successful racing simulation) was going to be Boss Studios, and were to make their second video game for the Nintendo 64. Kemco was to publish the game, but Midway acquired the rights to publish the game on October 13, 1997. On January 22, 1998, the game was delayed for 4 months. The game was finally released on November 10, 1998 in the United States.

Reception[edit]

Critics panned the game. Reviewers were calling the game a "Huge Let Down". Reviewers criticized Boss for delaying the game for 4 months to make the game a "Better Game As Possible". By pushing back the title, "1080" was released in between Twisted's delay, which sold more game cartridges and is now being called as a "Classic". Everything about the game was mediocre. Music was pleasurable although the Gameplay was frustrating to play and the Graphics was not like 1080's standards.

Critical reviews
Publication Score
Allgame
3 out of 5[2]
Electronic Gaming Monthly
5.25 out of 10
Electric Playground
5.5 out of 10
GamePro
4 out of 5[3]
GameSpot
6.6 out of 10[4]
Nintendo Power
7.2 out of 10[5]
IGN
6.8 out of 10[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allgame.com/game.php?id=13740&tab=credits
  2. ^ Sackenheim, Shawn. "1080° Snowboarding". Allgame. Retrieved 2007-04-17. 
  3. ^ AIRHENDRIX (2004-04-23). "Review: 1080 Snowboarding". GamePro. Archived from the original on 2011-06-07. Retrieved 2007-05-20. 
  4. ^ Smith, Josh (1998-05-25). "1080:TenEighty Snowboarding". GameSpot. Retrieved 2007-04-17. 
  5. ^ "1080 Snowboarding". GameRankings. Retrieved 2007-04-17. 
  6. ^ Casamassina, Matt (1998-04-02). "1080° Snowboarding". IGN. Retrieved 2007-04-17. 

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