A good snowboarding game can feel almost zen-like. I'm thinking of stuff like SSX 3 with its insanely long mountain that can take upwards of a half-hour to get down. If you have a game like this that has solid controls, a good mountain to race down, maybe some relaxing music... well then you've got something really cool.
I was hoping that 1080 Snowboarding on N64 would be something like that. But... eh, not so much. It does look good. Actually it looks really good. Having played a lot more Playstation and Saturn games back in the era, I'm always sort of blown away now when I check out these N64 games and realize just how impressive Nintendo's hardware was by comparison.
That said, I find the controls in 1080 Snowboarding to be really meh. I mean actually carving down the mountain - it's not perfect, but it's serviceable. But as far as doing anything else, it's a mess. Or I'm a mess. I'm not quite sure which. All I know is that I'm having trouble landing even tiny jumps without beefing it.
I even took the time to go into the training mode that throws tricks and button combos at you so you can learn the ropes. I don't know if it's my controller or the game or me, but I was only able to pull off even the most basic moves less than fifty percent of the time. It was bad. And certainly not fun. Oh well. Nice looking game, though.