SSX Out of Bounds is the first handheld game in the series. Fully 3D, this snowboarding game allows you to race against computer-controlled opponents as well as locally against three other players, all requiring an N-Gage and this game. The game allows you to choose from ten different characters, each with their own strengths and weaknesses.
It also features a Shadow Racing mode that allows you to race against the best times of another player, downloaded from the N-Gage Arena, though no direct multiplayer can be played online. The N-Gage arena will also supply you with trick tips.
In order to unlock new areas and equipment, you must meet certain requirements that are achieved through performing various tricks and hitting certain high scores. Performing tricks involves simply shifting your body-weight while in the air, and pressing an additional button. The more varied your combos, the higher the score. Performing the same trick over and over again yields diminishing results. Tricks are also of use in the regular races, as they provide you with boost capabilities.