TransWorld Surf
Genre Sport -> Sport
Today's Rank 23080
USA
Date N/A
Publisher Atari
UK
Date N/A
Publisher Atari
North America Retail Box ArtTransworld Surf was developed by Angel Studios, a game shop known for creating visually stunning outdoor environments. Therefore, it's no surprise that this extreme surfing game excels graphically. All 10 of the game's locations have a distinct look that properly reflects the conditions in each area. Also lifelike are the player models and animations. The sound effects aren't nearly as remarkable as the graphics, but the music is great. The diverse soundtrack features tracks from Nebula, Dr. Onionskin, Cali Agents, Anti-Flag, and Sum 41. Game modes include free surf, single session, multiplayer, and pro tour. The first three modes are self-explanatory, while the last consists of objective-based levels and competitions with the pros. Although the controls are responsive, timing tricks and combos is initially difficult. Unlike in skateboarding and BMX games, the player has to master each trick's timing while worrying about a constantly moving environment. While it may be too daunting for beginners, this is a deep and rewarding game that's a joy to behold. This is to surfing games what Tony Hawk's Pro Skater is to skateboarding games. --Raymond M. Padilla (This review refers to the Xbox version of this game.) Pros: Amazing graphics Responsive controls Good variety of surfers, beaches, and music tracks Cons: Relatively steep learning curve Hackneyed level objectives Middling sound effects
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