Ah, yes, let's harken back to the halycon days of the late 1990's, when the word "extreme" became a verb added to just about everything, and snowboarding was rising in popularity quicker than Lindsay Lohan's blood alcohol level.

There was a slew of snowboarding games released around this time, probably most notably Cool Boarders on the PS1. So it should come as no surprise that one of the first titles put on the N64 was Nintendo's own take on the sport.

Taking a more serious and difficult road than many of its' contemporaries, 1080 divided many gamers, and still does. This isn't the type of game where you'll tap a couple of buttons and pull off some sick moves.

It takes a hell of a lot of practice to get good at 1080, and things aren't helped by the somewhat uncomfortable setup you're stuck using with the Classic Controller.

To its' credit though, 1080 has aged fairly well overall. The graphics and sound have held up for the most part, and once you eventually get a hang of the controls, it still plays very smoothly.

But at 1000 points, 1080 seems a bit too expensive. Given both how short the game really is, and the fact that you can pick up the superior Gamecube sequel for the same price (or even cheaper), the rating gets knocked down a bit.

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