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GENERAL CONTROLS

Brake/Stop

Turn

Spin & Flip

Butter

Switch Pull Left or Right trigger to switch your riding stance.

Tweaks

Pull Left or Right trigger, or both triggers to tweak grabs and railslides.

Jib/Railslide

Accelerate

Ollie/Jump

Grab

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snowskate

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kick Tricks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lip Tricks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music

 

 

 

 

 

 

Favorites

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reset

 

 

Music Track

Free

 

Boarder

Control

 

Look

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pause

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SAFETY INFORMATION

About Photosensitive Seizures

A very small percentage of people may experience a seizure when exposed to certain visual images, including fl ashing lights or patterns that may appear in video games. Even people

who have no history of seizures or epilepsy may have an undiagnosed condition that can cause these “photosensitive epileptic seizures” while watching video games.

These seizures may have a variety of symptoms, including lightheadedness, altered vision, eye or face twitching, jerking or shaking of arms or legs, disorientation, confusion, or momentary loss of awareness. Seizures may also cause loss of consciousness or convulsions that can lead to injury from falling down or striking nearby objects.

Immediately stop playing and consult a doctor if you experience any of these symptoms. Parents should watch for or ask their children about the above symptoms— children and teenagers are more likely than adults to experience these seizures.

The risk of photosensitive epileptic seizures may be reduced by sitting farther from the television screen, using a smaller television screen, playing in a well-litroom, and not playing when you are drowsy or fatigued.

If you or any of your relatives have a history of seizures or epilepsy, consult a doctor before playing.

Other Important Health and Safety Information

The Xbox Instruction Manual contains important health and safety information that you should read and understand before using this software.

Avoid Damage to Your Television

Do not use with certain televisions. Some televisions, especially frontor rear-projection types, can be damaged if any video games, including Xbox games, are played on them. Static images presented during the normal course of gameplay may “burn in” to the screen, causing a permanent shadow of the static image to appear at all times, even when video games are not being played. Similar damage may occur from static images created when placing a video game on hold or pause. Consult your television owner’s manual to determine if video games can be played safely on your set. If you are unable to fi nd this information in the owner’s manual, contact your television dealer or the manufacturer to determine if video games can be played safely on

your set.

POTTO PHOTO>JEFF MALAY RIDER>JOSH COVER

Name: Travis Kennerly Parker

Sponsors: K2, Bonfi re, DC, Smith, Level, AIRBLASTER, ProTec, Milosport

Born: Jonestown, TX

Resides: Portland, OR

Shout Outs: Friends, enemies, family, and Amber.

CONTENTS

THE FIVE FLAVORS

2

ON THE HILL

19

HUD

4

FLYIN’ HIGH

20

QUICK START

5

OFF-AXISTRICKS

20

CONTROLS

6

GRABS

21

COLD FRONT

8

BUTTER & COMBOS

22

TUTORIALS

9

RAILSLIDES & LIP TRICKS

23

CAREER

10

SNOWSKATE

24

MULTIPLAYER

11

GAMEPLAY CHALLENGES

26

XSN SPORTS

12

STYLE & LANDING

28

XBOX LIVE

13

ELEMENTS

29

MULTIPLAYER MODES

15

TIPS

30

JUST RIDE

15

CREDITS

31

SESSION

16

WARRANTY

32

OPTIONS

18

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

33

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SPONSOR>K2

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THE FIVE FLAVORS OF

Amped 2

Name: Mitch Nelson

Sponsors: Bonfi re, Recon, Dakine, Savier Footwear, Premier, Milosport

Born: Farmington, UTResides: Salt Lake City, UT

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FREE RIDE (PAGE 5)

 

Free Ride is for those who just want to get on a hill

 

and start riding. Hone your skills and try to kick your

 

best High Score and Media Score, Best Trick, and Best

 

Combo. All you have to do is pick a boarder and hit it!

 

CAREER (PAGE 10)

 

Live the dream of going pro. Start riding, get your

 

name out there, get a sponsor, and get famous.

 

Complete Challenges, compete in Events to improve

 

your overall world ranking, and get new mountains to

 

rip up. Superstardom awaits!

 

JUST RIDE (PAGE 15)

 

Just Ride mode allows up to eight players to tour the

 

mountain together. No rules, no challenges, no ski

 

patrol. Just Ride mode can be played by one player,

 

two players with a split screen on a single Xbox®

 

console, up to eight players using System Link, or

 

up to eight players through the Xbox Live™ service.

 

Online leaderboards will track your best scores on

BEATONPHOTO>JASON

Xbox Live games and rank you against players across

the globe based on your best High Score and Media

 

 

Score, Best Trick, and Best Combo.

SPONSOR>PREMIER

 

Name: Janna Meyen

Sponsors: Ride, Volcom,

Velvet, Dakine, 32, Etnies,

Snow Summit, Xbox

Born: 12 February 1977,

Torrence, CA

Resides: Bend, OR

SESSION (PAGE 16)

If you’ve had your fi ll of touring the mountain in Just Ride mode, then make it a challenge with Session. Compete against yourself, against a friend, or against up to seven additional players. Session has multiple game types and the ability to set your own rules of play. Players can ride by themselves for practice, split screen with two players on a single Xbox console, or with up to eight players using System Link or Xbox Live.

XSN SPORTS(PAGE 12)

The Pack. The fundamental snowboarding unit comes to life through XSN Sports. Got some riding buddies you’re tight with? Start a Pack and you can ride together, have your scores affect your Pack’s overall ranking, and compete together in Events. XSN Sports also lets you create custom Events. Think you’re an aerial prodigy? Make an aerials-onlyEvent with up to 64 competitors on one to three mountains and put your skills to

the test!

CASCADE SPONSOR>HIGH GRAVES PHOTO>TREVOR SPONSOR>BURTONPHOTO>BLOTTO

Name: Torah Bright

Sponsors: Roxy, Burton, Sobe, Boost Mobile, 8000Reverse

Born: Cooma, AustraliaResides: Salt Lake City, UT

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High Score

High Score Goal

Displays your current

Displays current High Score goal. When

High Score.

you’ve completed all three High Score

 

Challenges, your highest score for the

 

mountain is displayed.

REVIEW HUDscreen main

Current

Trick Score

Displays the score total of your current trick.

Style Meter

NEW!

 

Meter will appear when

 

you’re performing a stylish

 

trick. The two meters on the

side will fi ll or empty based

on Style points earned.

 

Media Score

Displays your current

Media Score.

Current Media

Score Goal

 

Displays current Media Score

goal. When you’ve completed

all Media Score Challenges,

your highest Media Score for

the mountain is displayed.

Current Trick

Displays current trick name.

Combo

NEW!

Multiplier

 

Increase the multiplier by

 

stringing together tricks with

butter tricks or railslides.

 

Stance

 

Indicator

 

Indicates stance is switched

(opposite your preferred

 

stance). Switched takeoffs

are worth more points.

 

ROSE PHOTO>SHEM SPONSOR>SESSIONS

Name: Scotty Arnold

Sponsors: Elevation, Smith,

Sessions, Vans, Agency,

Jacks Garage, Grenade

Born: Newport Beach, CA

Resides: Mammoth, CA

QUICK START WITH FREE RIDE

If you’re looking to start riding and aren’t interested in a career just yet, then Free Ride is the mode for you. You can ride at any of the mountains that have been unlocked in Career mode. If you haven’t worked on your career yet, you’ll only be able to ride on the default mountain. The Challenges available in Free Ride mode are best High Score and Media Score, Best Trick, and Best Combo.

To get to the slopes, select Free Ride from the Main Menu and then Ride!. Finally, select a mountain and a drop point. You’re ready to go!

Pro Rider for a Day After you select Free Ride from the Main Menu, you can pick Ride as Pro to play as one of 14 pro riders. See what it’s like to rip up the hill as a pro!

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GENERAL CONTROLS

Brake/Stop

Move Down to slow or stop.

Turn

Move Left or Right to turn.

Spin/Flip/Off-Axis

Move and hold Left or Right to spin.

Move and hold Up or Down to fl ip.

Move and hold Diagonal for off-axistricks.

Butter

Move quickly Up and then Down for Tail Butter, or Down and then Up for Nose Butter. Be sure to keep your balance!

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See page 22

 

Switch

 

 

 

 

Pull Left or Right trigger

 

 

 

 

to ride opposite your

 

 

 

 

preferred stance.

 

 

 

 

Tweaks

Reset

Pause

Free

 

Pull Left or Right trigger,

Boarder

 

Look

 

or both triggers to tweak

Press to reset

 

 

 

grabs and railslides.

 

 

 

run position.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jib/Railslide

Press B to start jibbing rails or boxes. If the rail is above ground level, jump fi rst.

See page 23

Accelerate

Press and hold A to accelerate.

Ollie/Jump

Release or tap A to jump.

Grab

When airborne, move and hold the Right thumbstick in one of six directions to grab.

See page 21

See page 24

See page 23

Snowskate Kick Tricks

Press X and move the Left thumbstick to select trick.

Lip Tricks

Press Y and move the Left thumbstick to select trick.

Music Favorites

Press b to add or remove a track from your favorites list.

Music Track Control

Tap to skip to next music track. Press and hold to restart current track or skip to previous track.

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Name: Jeremy Jones

 

PHOTO>CURTES

 

 

Sponsors: Burton, DVS,

 

 

Matix, Recon, Ogio,

 

 

Milosport

 

 

Born: 2 January 1976

 

SPONSOR>BURTON

Resides: Salt Lake City,

UT

 

Shout Outs: My wife Sher,

 

my family, friends, and

 

 

sponsors.

 

 

COLD FRONT

For some people who learn to ride, the infection’s immediate. You’re daydreaming about powder at work, at school; always freaking for your next day on the hill. You go up two days a week, then three, and then you take the leap and move to the mountains so you can ride non-stop.

You’re on the fi rst chair in the morning, and everyone who sees that single track in the fresh knows who made it. You don’t stop for lunch, don’t take your cell, and you’re knocking tricks off the “must learn” list like a champ. You’re driven—committed.The path is clear: you’re going pro.

But be ready for harsh times. You’ll travel all year, chasing the snow to Switzerland, Australia; to every frozen corner of the globe. You’ll live out of bags and crave a home-cookedmeal. You won’t see your friends and family for months at a time.

But you do it, because it’s what you love. It’s what gets you out of bed in the morning and fi lls your dreams at night. If you’ve got what it takes— courage, style, aerial calm, and legs of steel—youjust might make it.

... If you don’t end up in traction fi rst.

PHOTO>TREVOR

Tutorials

GRAVES

 

SPONSOR>HIGH

The Riding School tutorials are set high above the treeline

 

 

on Oregon’s Mt. Hood. These short lessons are designed

CASCADE

to teach beginners the fundamentals of snowboarding in

seven easy classes!

 

 

To go to Riding School, select Tutorials from the

 

Main Menu and then pick which class you want to

 

take. There are seven classes in all, and each has

 

a lesson and a practice portion.

Theavailable

classes

are:

 

 

 

 

Basic

Riding

 

 

 

 

 

Jumping

 

Spins

andFlips

 

 

 

Grabs

 

Rails

 

Style

 

Combos

 

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CAREER

SPONSOR>VOLCOM WRIGHT PHOTO>ANDY

Name: Seth Graham Huot

Sponsors: Capita, Volcom,

APX, Dragon, Level,

Milosport, Drake, Ogio,

Nixon, Neff

Born: 26 March 1977,

Bizmark, ND

Resides: Salt Lake City, UT

The road to snowboarding superstardom is long, diffi cult, and there’s no place to start but the beginning. Still think you have what it takes?

1. You have to make a new career when you fi rst startAmped®2. Select the boarder’s portrait and stance (Regular = left foot forward, Goofy = right foot forward). You can’t pick these settings again.

2.Enter your boarder’s name and then select Done. (To start a new career or load an existing one, select Choose Boarder from the Main Menu.)

The above settings can’t be changed once you’ve picked them, so make sure it’s correct before you continue!

Once you’ve made a boarder, they’ll be available in Career, Free Ride, Just Ride, and Session modes. At any time you can select Change Gear from the Career menu to change your clothes, board, hair... whatever you want!

Select Portfolio at any time from the Career menu to see your career status and any rewards you’ve collected so far.

SKILL POINTS

Throughout the game, you’ll earn player and board skill points. Earn player skill points by completing Challenges, and board skill points by winning Events. Skill points are assigned only once, but board points can be set and reset at any time by going to Customize Board in the Career menu. Skill point categories are:

Spin/Flip—Speedof rotation

Big Air—Amountof air you get off jumps

Ollie—Amountof vertical leap

Balance—Easeof balancing while jibbing, stalling, or buttering

Switch—Proficiency at riding opposite your preferred stance

CAREER PROGRESSION & WORLD RANKING

As you win Events, get media coverage, and earn sponsors, your fame will gradually spread. Your career progression (Local Rider, Shop Rider, Pro, Superstar, #1, and Legend) is the way to tell how famous you’ve become.

Your world ranking will indicate how you compare to the top riders in the world. Initially, the number of competitors may seem huge—butit’ll get smaller in no time if you’re diligent with your career. Stick to it!

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SINGLE XBOX CONSOLE

Hit the slopes with a friend and either select Session mode for competition, or simply cruise together in Just Ride mode.

1. From the Main Menu, select Multiplayer.

2. From the Multiplayer menu, select Split Screen. 3. Select controller and boarder for both players.

4.Select Just Ride or Session. Afterward, you’ll select your time limit, mods, Challenges, and so on.

5. Select a mountain and drop point, and step up!

SYSTEM LINK

Using System Link, you can either link two Xbox consoles with an Xbox System Link Cable, or link up to eight Xbox consoles using an Ethernet hub and standard Ethernet cables. If you have any trouble, refer to your Xbox Instruction Manual. Once your hardware is set up, follow these instructions to start a game:

1. From the Main Menu, select Multiplayer.

2. From the Multiplayer menu, select System Link.

3. Select a game to join or pressYto host a new game.

4. Select Just Ride or Session (both modes support up to eight players). Afterward, you’ll select your time limit, game options, Challenges, and so on.

5. Select your mountain and drop point, and you’re ready to go!

PHOTOS>NATE ABBOTT, RICHARD WALSH SPONSORS>BRECKENRIDGE, LAAX

AMPED 2

MULTIPLAYER

They’re on every mountain. The varsity. Elite Packs of local riders; always together, tearing up the bowls or just chillin’ in the park. Get in with one and you’re set up with sweet spots, tricks, and the constant pressure you need to improve.

And if your Pack is unstoppable, people will notice. They’ll know your Pack by name, and they’ll know you’re that good.

The Pack

This important piece of mountain culture makes its debut in Amped 2. Join a Pack of riders, or start your own. Your Pack’s ranking is not only affected by how well you ride, but by how well the other members of your Pack ride.

To create a Pack, visit www.xsnsports.com. Once you’re set up with XSN Sports, you can create a Pack and invite players to join, or you can join someone else’s Pack. Packs can have 4 to 16 members and you can only be in one Pack at a time.

Events

So you think you’re the style master? Try putting it to the test with astyle-onlyEvent. XSN Sports gives you the ability to make your own custom Events. Style, combos, jibs, any way you want it, just set up a start and end date, what mountains will host the Event (you can have oneorthree-mountainEvents), and up to 64 contestants can take a shot at the title. Keep an eye out for sponsored Events on www.xsnsports.com and win sweet stuff with yourAmped 2 skills.

Getting started with

XSN Sports

1Subscribe to Xbox Live (see page 13 for more info).

2Visit the Web at www.xsnsports.com to join or create

a Pack or Event and pick up your password (don’t forget to write it down!).

3Use your XSN Sports password to compete in Events over Xbox Live.

PHOTO>BURTON

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WRIGHT PHOTO>ANDY

®

 

®

 

Name: Lynn Jason Murphy

 

SPONSOR>ATOMIC

 

Sponsors: Atomic

Get on the hill with buddies all

 

Snowboards, Bonfi re, Hurley,

 

 

over the world, no matter how far

Ally Backpacks, Milosport

 

Born: 28 April 1975

 

they might be from the snow!

Resides: Centerville, UT

 

Xbox Live can make it happen.

Global Competition

See how you compare to riders across the globe! For Just Ride mode, XboxLive tracks your scores in order to show your worldwide rank. This way, #1 means #1.

Your cumulative best High Score and Media Score, Best Trick, and

Best Combo for all mountains are tracked by XboxLive leaderboards.

If you’re looking for a little stiffer competition, try out Session mode on XboxLive. Don’t worry about leaderboards here. What happens on the hill inSession stays on the hill.

To fi nd out whether Xbox Live is available in your region, go to www.xbox.com.

Connecting to Xbox Live

Before you can ride online, you need to connect your Xbox console to a direct or shared broadband connection, and sign up for the Xbox Live service. To determine whether XboxLive is available in your region, or for more information, see www.xbox.com/connect. Once your account is set up, complete the following steps to playAmped 2 online:

1From the Main Menu, select Multiplayer and then Xbox Live.

2Select account name or select Create a New Account.

3Select what game and online options you want to use.

4Once you’ve selected a game type, you’re ready to roll.

AMPED 2

Name: Yoshinari Uemura

Sponsors: Burton, Vonzipper,

Volcom, X-Trail,Gravis,

BFGoodrich

Born: Sapporo, Japan

Resides: Tokyo, Japan

Xbox Live Menu

Quick Match

Select Just Ride or Session, start shredding!

OptiMatch

OptiMatch™ searches for a game based on criteria you enter—JustRide or Session, Mountain, Time Limit, and Collisions (players hitting each other).

Create Game

Select Just Ride or Session and create a game.

Friends

Allows you to send a friend request, accept a friend request, accept a game invite, invite a friend to play (only available after game creation), or edit your Friends List.

Statistics

Jump to the online leaderboards and see how you compare to players around the world. See your overall rank, level-specific details, category ranking, and high scores (best High Score and Media Score, Best Trick, and Best Combo).

XSN Sports

Specify your XSN Sports affi liations. Get a Pack or Event ID from www.xsnsports.com and enter them here. You can have one Pack and three Event affi liations.

Online Options

Select Live Voice (Headphones/System Speakers), My Status (appear online or offl ine to other players).

Downloadable Content

A banner saying NEW will appear next to this icon when there is new downloadable content available. Select content to download and let it rip.

Sign Out

Sign out of Xbox Live.

SPONSOR>BURTON PHOTO>BLOTTO

MULTIPLAYER MODES

You lookin’ to play or get all serious? Just Ride and Session modes give you very different types of gameplay.

JUST RIDE

Just Ride allows up to eight players to ride on a mountain and have their best scores posted to Xbox Live leaderboards. One player hosts a game, and can invite up to seven additional players to ride together. The best High Score and Media Score, Best Trick, and Best Combo are all tracked in Just Ride mode.

Tip: If you want to work on your stats without any interruptions, a single player can host a private game.

JUST RIDE OPTIONS

Max Players—Howmany players you’ll allow (up to eight).

Time Limit—Amountof time between level rotations (see “Level Rotation” below).

Level Rotation—Choosebetween sequential and random rotations (after you’ve picked your Just Ride options and selected Continue, you can select which mountains you want in your rotation).

Boarder Collisions—Youcan turn collisions between players on/off.

Game Type—Picka public (open to anyone) or a private (friends only) game.

PHOTO>KEVIN

Name: Bobby Meeks

 

 

Sponsors: K2, Dragon

 

Optics, Demon Snow,

ZACHER

Lifetime Clothing, Blindside

Snowboard Shop,

 

 

Snowaccess, Savier

SPONSOR>K2

Born: A long time ago

Resides: Salt Lake City, UT

 

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SESSION

In Session mode, you pick a Challenge, and up to eight players can compete head-to-headfor the #1 spot. At the beginning of play, the host will select the mountain, time limit, game type, drop point, snowboard or snowskate, and any available options.

SESSION SETTINGS

Host options:

Max Players—Selectthe maximum number of players you’ll allow in your game.

Rules Selector—Specifywho gets to select the settings for the next round. Your options are Sequential (default), Random, Overall Winner, Winner, Loser, Overall Loser, and Host.

Boarder Collisions—Youcan turn collisions on/off to either allow or eliminate crashes between players.

Game Type—XboxLive feature. Choose between a public game (open to anyone) and a private game (friends only).

SESSION TYPES

Different game types available in Session:

High Score—Playersranked based on their total High Score when time runs out.

Best Trick—Playersranked based on the score of their Best Trick.

King of the Mountain—Inthis mode, some trickable features have stars hovering over them. To capture one, you have to trick on or very near the star and earn a certain minimum score (see “Point Threshold” on page 17). Recapture another player’s star by tricking on it and beating the owner’s score. The player with the most stars at the end of the time limit wins.

Trick Race—InTrick Race, the goal is to be the fi rst player to reach the bottom of the run. Each run you pick will have certain features marked with colored circles. Start your trick in the colored circle and earn the minimum score, but be careful. If you miss a trick, or you trick but don’t beat the minimum score (see “Point Threshold” below), you’ll be penalized by being frozen in place for a few moments. Ranking is determined by the order in which players reach the end of the run.

SESSION LOBBY

Pick from the following game options to customize your Session:

Time Limit—Availablein High Score, Best Trick, and King of the Mountain modes. Determines how long the Session will last.

Time Penalty—Availablein Trick Race mode. Determines how many seconds a player is penalized for missing a trick circle.

Board Type—ChooseSnowboard or Snowskate.

Scoring Modifi er—Availablein High Score and Best Trick modes. The player can select one scoring modifi er (mod) at a time. This determines which tricks are going to count for the run. For example, selecting Style Only means that Style points count, while No Style means that Style points don’t count.

Point Threshold—Availablein King of the Mountain and Trick Race modes. This feature sets the point threshold for initially capturing a star in King of the Mountain mode or successfully passing a checkpoint in Trick Race mode.

Crash Penalty—Availablein High Score and Best Trick modes. Sets the percentage point penalty for crashing.

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OPTIONS

Select Options from the Main Menu to get at your game settings.

GAME OPTIONS

SPONSOR>BURTON PHOTO>BURTON

Name: Gigi Rüf

Sponsors: Burton, Volcom,

Nixon, Clae Footwear,

Dragon Optics, Backyard

Born: 9 October 1981,

Austria

Resides: Austria

Turn the Controller Vibration on/off, change the Camera Distance, change the Button Layout, or turn Hints on/off.

AUDIO

Adjust the Sound Effects, Music, and Speech volumes; also, enable/disable the Song

Info display, Shuffl e Play for music playback order, and special audio processing for using headphones while playing the game.

SOUNDTRACKS

Enable/disable Amped 2 soundtracks or add your own custom soundtrack to the game’s playlist.

Note: Favorites—Heara song in the game you like? Pressbto add it to this list. Sick of a favorite song? Pressbagain to remove it.

LIVE OPTIONS

Switch the output for your Live Voice (headphones or speakers) and whether or not you Appear Online.

CHEATS

Enter cheat codes. While a cheat is on, the game cannot be saved and you cannot play multiplayer games.

CREDITS

Take a look at the people who made it all happen!

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PHOTO>MATT

Name: Mikey LeBlanc

Sponsors: Holden, Iris,

 

Ride, DVS, Matix, APX,

 

Drake, Milosport, Coal

SICKELS

Born: Topsham, ME

Resides: Salt Lake City, UT

 

SPONSOR>RIDE

Shout Outs: To all my family

and friends, I love you all.

 

To presence, happiness,

 

awareness…

ON THE HILL

Everyone approaches the mountain differently. Some riders are powder

fi ends, on a quest for the fresh. Some are cruisers, who love the alpine scenery as much as carving big turns. Some are urban jibbers who are riding snowboards, but thinking skate.

But the riders you know, the top freestyle pros in magazines and on the tube, are something else. Sure, powder and mellow cruising are part of the program, but these athletes are constantly innovating. They’re intent on taking this sport to the next level.

Today’s progressive heavyweights are building the legacy of freestyle snowboarding by bringing aerial maneuvers and techniques into

uncharted territory. They’re the leaders of the new school, defi ning the sport and continually upping the ante.

It’s expression for these freestyle artists and you never know what they’re cookin’ up; tricks full of spinning craziness you can’t believe and steady, steezed-outcreamy goodness.

These hard chargers work with the fear. In that frozen airborne moment, they spin, grab, and fl ip. If a brutal slam is in the cards, so be it. Danger and injury come with the territory, but it’s worth it when the fans can say, “I don’t know what that was, but it was smooth!”

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FLYIN’ HIGH

You’ve got to get comfortable in the air. Start small and get used to the timing. When you can pull some air and land easily, then you can start mixin’ it up.

Ollie/Jump

Press and hold Ato accelerate.

Release or tap Ato Ollie.

Spinning Move and hold the Left thumbstick to the Left or Right to spin.

Flipping Move and hold the Left thumbstick Up or Down to Front Flip or Back Flip.

OFF-AXIS

Off-axistricks are best described as equal parts spin and flip,well-shaken,and served cold. These moves are tricky ‘cause you’re off the traditional spin and flip axis, so it’s harder to orient yourself afterward. The key? Hold the Left thumbstick in one direction until you’ve made a full rotation. Don’t move the stick around or you’ll go way off!

Corkscrew

Rodeo

Move and hold the Left thumbstick

Move and hold the Left thumbstick

Up/Left or Up/Right.

Down/Left or Down/Right.

PHOTO>PAUL AMYOT SPONSOR>BEAR

 

Stylish and not too diffi cult, grabs are the meat

GRABS

and potatoes of your trick arsenal. You don’t leave

your axis to do them, so they’re pretty easy for

beginners to land. Directions below are for Regular

 

stance, so remember that Goofy reverses grabs

 

left to right.

 

Tip: Remember to hold the grab as long as

 

possible and also release it before you land

 

or you’ll be eating snow.

R Nose

 

Move and hold

Tip

the Right thumbstick

Up for a Nose Grab.

R Melon

 

Move and hold the

 

Right thumbstick

 

Up/Left for a

R

Melon Grab.

 

R StalefIsh

 

Mute R

Move and hold the Right thumbstick Up/ Right for a Mute Grab.

Indy R

Move and hold the

Move and hold the

Right thumbstick

Right thumbstick

Down/Right for an

Down/Left for a

Indy Grab.

Stalefish Grab.

 

Tail

Tail

R

Move and hold the

 

 

Right thumbstick

Tweaked Grabs

Down for a Tail Grab.

 

 

As your career progresses, you’ll be able to learn tweaked grabs

 

from pro riders by passing Pro Challenges (see page 27). Pull the

 

Left trigger, the Right trigger, or both triggers simultaneously to

 

tweak a grab and add style and difficulty to your trick.

 

 

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Nose Butter

Balance Meter

Tail Butter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMBOS

Butter

The butter is a ground trick where you balance either on the nose

 

 

or the tail of your board as you go down the slope.

 

Tail Butter—MoveLeft thumbstick quickly Up and then Down

 

Nose Butter—MoveLeft thumbstick quickly Down and then Up

 

While buttering, keep your balance by moving the Left thumbstick

 

Up and Down. Also, you can turn by moving the Left thumbstick

&

Left and Right.

To stop buttering, press Ato Ollie or pull the Left or Right trigger to

 

BUTTER

do a butter spin. Also, you can tweak your butter by gently pulling the

Left or Right trigger.

Combos

 

 

The combo system in Amped 2 is based around butters and

 

railslides. At any time, you can go into a butter to initiate or sustain

 

a combo.

 

Say you’re lining up a rail followed by a jump. Jib the rail and then,

 

just as you’re coming off the rail, start a butter and hit the jump. The

 

three tricks are now linked. Or you can transfer from rail to rail. There

 

is no limit to how many tricks you can string together. Don’t forget to

 

mix it up—throwin jibs, lip tricks, or aerials. Use your imagination.

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Jibs/Railslides

To jib or slide on a rail, fi rst you have to reach it! Approach the rail (or whatever feature you want to jib!) and Ollie onto it by pressing A. Then move the Left thumbstick in one of the directions listed below and pressBat the same time to perform a jib. If you don’t pick a direction, you’ll do a50-50or a boardslide by default. Rotate on the rail by holding downBand pulling the Left or

Right trigger.

When you’re jibbing, keep your balance by moving the Left thumbstick Left and Right. Also, try tweaking your jib by gently pulling the Left or Right trigger.

 

 

Nose

 

 

 

 

Press

 

NoseslideFrontside

Noseslide

7

 

 

7

7

 

Boardslide

7L

Frontside

7

 

7Boardslide

 

 

Tailslide

7

7

Backside

 

 

 

5-0

 

Tailslide

 

 

 

 

Lip Tricks

A lip trick is when you balance on a rail or other jibable feature. Approach the lip

perpendicularly and at the same time press Y and move the Left thumbstick in one of the directions listed below.

 

 

Nose

 

 

Disaster

7

7

 

Indy Nose

 

7

Pick

 

 

 

7L

 

5-0

 

7

7

Hand Plant

Blunt

Balance by moving the Left thumbstick Up and Down. You’ll do the trick until you lose your balance or press Ato hop off.

RAILSLIDES TRICKS LIP &

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SNOWSKATE

As if snowboarding isn’t hard enough, somebody has to make a board that you can’t strap on! The snowskate opens up a whole new degree of diffi culty for riders who are up to the challenge. Jibs, spins, fl ips—it’sa whole new game with the snowskate.

Flips/Off-AxisTricks

To do a trick where you’re inverted, you have to hold onto the skate. So for fl ips and off-axistricks, you need to perform a grab as you start and keep holding it until the trick is fi nished. Let go of the grab before you land or you’ll crash!

Kick Tricks

The biggest difference between boarding and skating is the kick trick. While airborne, do them by pressing Xand moving the Left thumbstick in the direction you want.

Front Foot

Impossible

Kickfl ip

7

7

 

Heel Flip

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

Pop

 

 

 

7

 

 

L

 

 

7

 

 

Shove-It

 

7

 

FS Shove-It

 

 

Impossible

 

Skate Lip Tricks

The lip tricks in white replace the standard snowboard lip tricks (Y+Left thumbstick):

 

Nose

 

Sweeper

7

7

 

Backside

 

7Boneless

 

7L

 

Boneless

 

7

7

One-Footed

 

Blunt

Hand Plant

Name: JP Walker

Sponsors: Forum, Special Blend, Oakley, Circa, Nixon, Milosport, Zoo York

Born: Salt Lake City, UT

Resides: Salt Lake City, UT and Encinitas, CA

Shout Outs: Roberta Rodger, Mitch Nelson, Jeremy Jones, all my friends and family.

Skate Jibs

These moves in white replace the standard board jibs (B+Left thumbstick):

 

Nose Press

One-Footed

7

7

One-FootedFS

Noseslide

7

Noseslide

 

Boardslide 77L

7 FS Boardslide

One-Footed

 

7

One-Footed

Tailslide

 

7

BS Tailslide

 

 

5-0

 

Skate-OnlyGrabs

Some of the sickest interaction between human and snow. There are a whole group of tweaked grabs that you can only do on the snowskate. Experiment and you’ll see tricks you never thought you’d see on the hill!

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SNOWSKATE

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hIGH SCORE
own the mountain

WRIGHT PHOTO>ANDY SPONSOR>PREMIER

GAMEPLAY CHALLENGES

To get your career going, you’ll have to pass the following Challenges. Don’t worry if you fail a Challenge the fi rst time because you can repeat them ‘till you get it right.

On the road to snowboarding fame, your fi rst challenge is getting attention. Word of mouth is your best friend for hooking media and potential sponsors; fellow boarders, people on chairlifts, you gotta blow ‘em away. The blue bar under the

trophy icon on the top-leftside of the screen is your High Score goal, and each mountain has three.

Score

Also pivotal to getting your career rolling is impressing the

one thing on their minds: getting the sickest shot of the day.

media

media. All over the mountain there are photographers with just

Kill it in front of them, and you can guarantee that they’ll talk about it later. Get media points by tricking near media icons. Each mountain has three Media Score Challenges.

Sponsor

sponsors will come. If a sponsor approaches you, it’s a

 

Impress the locals, get the media stoked, and the

chance to impress them and maybe get free stuff. You’re told who the sponsor is and what trick types they like. Just relax, do the tricks they like, and try hard not to crash.

Photo

When you start to get your name out there, you’ll have the

Shoot

through all the colored rings and beat the listed score to

 

media knockin’ down your door to get shots of you. Make it

 

pass the challenge.

pro

If you’re lucky, you’ll meet a local pro who likes your stuff and wants

to go riding. They’ll be your best friends, and you can learn sweet

tricks from them, but you’ve got to prove yourself. Follow their line and trick where they trick. Colored circles indicate where you start a trick (green = easy, blue = moderate, yellow = hard, red = really hard). Miss three tricks, or the last trick of the run, and you fail.

To really get to know a mountain, you have to spend some time

exploring. There are three Own the Mountain Challenges—Snowmen,Tricks, and Gaps. At any time, press the START button to pause the game and select Challenge Checklist to display your Own the Mountain Challenges.

Snowmen—Thereare eight snowmen on each mountain that you have to fi nd and hit. Some are inhard-to-reachplaces; but if you like to explore, you’ll track them down. The best way to fi nd them? Use your ears and if you hear a really strange voice, you’re getting close!

Tricks—Thereare fi ve Trick Challenges on each mountain. They may be simple tricks (Mute Grab), scores (do a 10,000 point trick), or advanced tricks (do a 20,000 point style trick).

Gaps—Eachmountain has fi ve gaps that you have to jump. Gaps are indicated on the mountain by a colored arc. A gap is completed if you make the jump and don’t crash.

events

Event. Events are all-importantin taking that next step in

 

If you’re good enough, you’ll be invited to compete in an

your career. Place in the top three to pass the Challenge and progress to the next career level.

legend

What’s left to do? If you’re driven, you have the chance to

 

So you’ve completed every Challenge. You’re ranked #1.

earn a place among the greatest ever and become a legend. Each mountain has a Legend Challenge, but be warned, you haven’t seen anything like them, and there’s no shame in quitting, but no glory either!

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STYLE & LANDING

STYLE

Style in Amped 2 is a way to get lots of points for controlled, smooth tricks. A big air with a single 360, a single fl ip, or a long railslide where you have controlled rotation are all moves that could have buckets of style. Style isn’t about the craziest trick, but about who can make it look the best.

How ItWorks

Style is about control. Jam the Left thumbstick, or try to go for max rotation, and you won’t get any Style points. Perform the move by holding the Left thumbstick about halfway between the edge and the neutral position.

Tweaked grabs have lots of style. Slowly pull and then release the triggers to tweak your grab in a stylish way.

Avoid quick direction changes in the air, and keep your movement consistent for maximum Style points.

LANDING

Landings can help or hurt your overall trick score, so make sure your board is pointed the right way and is aligned with the surface you’re landing on. There are four types of landings in Amped 2:

When you land perfectly, you get this and a hefty point bonus.

Sick landings are still better than average and earn you a decent point bonus.

So-So

No icon appears for so-solandings. You break even (no extra points) with this kind of landing.

Shoots your score right in the foot. You’ll lose a portion of your points for landings this bad.

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ELEMENTS

Name: Bjorn Jon Leines

Sponsors: Forum,

Volcom, Oakley, Celtek,

Circa, Wildcats

Born: Minnesota

Resides: Salt Lake

City, UT

Shout Outs: WC and

Smith Camp.

Back when I still mostly skied, a friend and I went up for a quick session before work and I found myself staring in horror off this beast of a cornice in the middle of a crazy Utah blizzard.

It was his favorite spot; a quiet run, way off the west side of the

uppermost bowl. Few are willing to cut across runs and through trees to get there, so usually it’s just him.

My fi fth time up (count ‘em, 5) and I’m faced with this. I was panicked, but I just took a breath, settled my nerves, and slid off the edge… right into perfect, thigh-deeppowder.

It was a defi ning moment, silent and splendid. I leaned back, pointed my deck downhill and let gravity do its stuff. It was effortless.

I was elated, hooked. Sold.

Deep in my closet, where my skis live now, there’s this huge wolf spider who’s spun a web into their bindings. I don’t see any reason to bother her. I’m not using them anymore.

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TIPS

Hold onto grabs as long as possible.

The longer the grab, the more it’s worth.

Tricks will be worth less if they’re repeated on the same run. Mix it up to keep the scores coming.

Wanna see your aerials earn you more points? If your stance is switched when you take off, you’ll earn bonus points.

Hitting a jump’s sweet spot (just before the jump’s lip!) gets you the most air.

To transfer from rail to rail, move your Balance Meter to one side and then pressAto Ollie off the rail. To control your balance, move the Left thumbstick Left or Right.

To get out of ahalf-pipe,click and hold the Left thumbstick button as you approach the lip to go over it instead of launching straight up.

CASCADE SPONSOR>HIGH GRAVES PHOTO>TREVOR

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Game Software Development

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User Experience

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Print

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