1080° Snowboarding Drifts Onto Nintendo Wii Virtual Console
Only one game this week, but it’s a good one!
By Andrew Joy 01/28/2008 07:32:08 PST

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They look board...

Before we had time to really judge whether or not the two-game Virtual Console release was the new standard, Nintendo has gone and thrown a wrench into the works.  Today, the Big N announced that only one game would be added to the VC this week.  However, before you go getting your Wii Remote jackets in a bunch, it is one fans have been demanding for awhile: 1080° Snowboarding!  Long before people were obsessing over HDTVs, the only 1080 worth mentioning was this classic Nintendo 64 game, which wowed us with everything from the graphics and sounds to gameplay and physics.  Whether or not it will stand up to the test of time remains to be seen, but as this is the only VC release this week, Wii owners should have ample opportunity to find out.  The official description for this game can be found below:

1080°® SNOWBOARDING (N64®, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone, 1,000 Wii Points): Hit the slopes for some serious shredding in one of the first truly realistic snowboarding games ever created! Start in the lodge and select from five characters, each with his/her own particular attributes and special tricks. Then take a look at the wide assortment of available boards and choose one that best suits your rider and style. Once you've got the gear, six different modes of play, including Match Race, Trick Attack, and 2-Player Versus, await. Pick a course and get ready to experience a sensation of speed that'll make you forget all about the cold—but it might just send a shiver down your spine. Throw in hidden characters and boards, varying weather and snow conditions, multiple paths through each course, and a variety of tricks to master—topped off with rock-solid play control—and you've got a recipe for winter fun that you can enjoy any time of the year. It's all the fun and excitement of the sport, without the bruises and frostbite!

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