What could be better? A great game coupled with
an equally impressive soundtrack. Music and games, what else could a guy
SSX was one of those games at the PS2 launch that jumped
out and grabbed you by the throat and wouldn't let go. It was different.
It was a snowboarding game that showed how realism could effectively
take a backseat to arcade style gameplay, and still represent the sport
well. The sequel, released on three consoles (not limiting itself to
just one) not only had to compete not only with a crowded release schedule
on multiple platforms, but also with the success of its predecessor.
One of the ways that SSX Tricky wanted to set itself
apart from the rest of the videogame crowd was an enhanced audio portion.
The music in SSX was catchy, but with SSX Tricky, the producers decided
to fully realize their vision for what the game's soundtrack should be.
Thankfully, now you can take the fruits of that labor with you wherever
you go, or at home any time you wish without having to turn on your television
and console of choice.
EA Sports Big and Nettwerk Records have entered into
an agreement to
bring a soundtrack of choice tunes from the game to CD players across
the land. Several tunes remain from the original game, and others have
not been played before. Some songs are tweaked or remixed, and some just
have to be heard to be believed.
The track listing for Music From SSX Tricky is:
Run DMC - It's Tricky (K-Rec Remix)
BT - Smartbomb (Plump's Vocal Mix)
Hybrid - Finished Symphony
Aphrodite - King Of Beats
Mixmaster Mike - Board Burner
Huda Hudia - System Overload (The Download Is Complete Mix)
Plump DJs - The Push
Space Raiders - Song for Dot
Mixmaster Mike & Rahzel - Slayboarder
John Morgan - Gin and Sin
Rasmus - Peaktime The Foth - Reality Detached
None of the songs drone on forever, endlessly repeating
the same looped beats over and over, my biggest complaint of electronica
music. What we have here is a great collection of songs that can serve
a wonderful accompaniment to a party, or some driving music for that
stretch of highway to your Grandparent's house. This collection of tunes
deserves a place on your Xbox hard drive as part of a customized soundtrack
(along with the JSRF
soundtrack). If you don't have an Xbox, this collection of songs
from the game is still worth picking up.
Daniel "monk" Pelfrey
Hums SSX Tricky tunes in his sleep.