Watch on YouTube SSX is everything that I love in a snowboarding game. It is a downhill game with awesome tricks, cool courses, and an enjoyable -- if complex -- control scheme. I could play it on the PS2 for hours. Compared to Coolboarders -- one of the few other entries in the genre -- SSX absolutely blows it away.

Unfortunately, playing this game via an emulator was extremely painful. For whatever reason, your character routinely disconnects from the actual position in the game; no amount of option changing seemed to be able to correct the issue.

As a result, a game that I would happily play for 4-6 hours at a stretch as a kid is ruined by the technical limitations of the platform I'm using it on. A frustrating result, and led to a frustrating overall experience.

Play with caution if using a mainstream PS2 emulator.