1080 Avalanche was released December 1, 2003 and many
fans snatched up the game from such retailers as GameStop, Target and
Kmart. But few people know that select Wal-Mart stores received a special
version of 1080, which came with a slightly alternate packaging and
a bonus DVD which contained about thirty minutes of game and real life
snowboarding footage, played along with music from the game. Check out
the game in the photos below.
This is the cover. All that's different is the red sash
in the lower right corner with information about the bonus DVD that's
The special edition was released in a two disc Gamecube
game case. The DVD itself is a mini-dvd, packaged along with the actual
game disc. Despite what many players assumed, it will not play in a
Gamecube, but in a standard DVD player instead.
If you'd like to obtain the Special Edition for yourself,
you can either try eBay, where they pop up from time to time, or you
can even see if your own local Wal-Mart still has any copies. I've been
to several stores where they still have plenty left over. Just be sure
to check the back of the racks as well, since the older copies tend
to be pushed towards the rear.