The New Old: 1080° Snowboarding on Wii VC Today

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Ah the memories! As an N64 owner I had quite the experience with 1080° Snowboarding. Flying down the side of a mountain at breakneck speeds? Check. A wide array of tricks to master? Check. Decent amount of gameplay modes to tackle and master? Check.

As one of the first games to tap into the power resources of the N64, 1080 Snowboarding stands as one of the great arcade racers of it’s time. And it makes its way to the Nintendo Wii’s virtual console today as the only VC release this week. Full press release after the break.

Wii-kly Update: New Classic Game Added To Wii Shop Channel

Jan. 28, 2008

Traverse the half-pipe from the comfort of your living room. With this classic game, it’s Winter Break all the time. Freestyle through white powder, and school your best pal with your new trick! Did you get air?

This new classic game goes live at 9 a.m. Pacific time. Nintendo adds new games to the Wii Shop Channel every Monday. Wii™ owners with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points™ to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at retail outlets. This week’s new game is:

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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