By: Brennan Ieyoub
ever found yourself in a dark, cold room, naked, covered in
your own feces, watching Point Break on VHS time after
time again, wishing that you could somehow live out a surfer’s
adrenaline charged life instead of devoting more wasted hours
to your own mundane existence? Well, here’s your chance
cowboy, as Infogrames are bringing their critically acclaimed
XBox surf spectacular "TransWorld Surf" to the PS2,
with some noteworthy exclusive additions. Finally we’ll all
have a chance to act young, dumb, and full of… come on and
lets get to the spicy details.
of you unfamiliar with Transworld Surf: It’s a
freestyle extreme sports game that operates on goal oriented
gameplay and also consists of stringing together trick combos
for gnarly points. For those of you unfamiliar with surfing:
Ball up your fist and punch yourself in the stomach.
game I just described reminds you of another blockbuster title
called, how do you say…Tony Hawk 3, give yourself 10
points for being on top of things (and I’ll give myself 20
points for being on top of your MAMA!! BAM!! LETS KICK IT UP A
NOTCH!). Yes the mother of extreme sports gaming has given
birth to yet another run-about trickfest, and this time the
apple has fallen so far from the tree dat it gone landed in da
ocean mon. Prepare to get wet.
roster of 13 real life surfers, you’re free to shred waves
in real life locations based in Hawaii, Australia, and new to
the PS2 version Todos Santos, Mexico. Also, the surfing
sponsors and licenses will be updated for this version. You
can choose to surf a single session, play out an entire
pro-tour, or surf freely with no clock or objectives. If you
get a few buddies together, you can participate in four player
competition as well.
mentioned before, the overall control scheme is very much like
Tony Hawk. You can perform grab tricks, grind tricks (riding
the lip with a balance meter), and pull off 360’s and such
if you manage to get some big air. The goals you’re faced
with in pro-tour mode are entertaining and challenging as
well. Be prepared to free dolphins from tuna nets, and dodge
man-eating sharks. All the action will run quite fluidly due
to the addition of the helpful reef-girl, who with the tap of
a button will zip you to any wave on the beach you might want
to rip up.
Graphics are bitchin' too. The waves and water effects are
beautifully rendered, and the riders are animated with great
attention to detail. The game is also loaded with interviews
and surfing videos of the all star cast. BONUS!!!!
You can expect this
mean monkey of a game this spring, but until then stay tuned
for future updates. COWABUNGA MI HERMANO!!!!!!!!