Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding
Due Fall 2001 for Xbox.
|Because a launch just
wouldnt be a launch without the creamy goodness of a snowboarding title, Amped:
Freestyle Snowboarding is going to bring the love to the Xbox. Operating on the solid
premise of "Trickin Snowboarder," but certainly with better technical and
"fun" qualities, youll be riding your butt off, trying to catch the eye of
photographers and sponsors in order to get as much international press exposure as
possible. Your basic goal is to become a well-known snowboarding superstar. No sweat.
runs on Amped come from real resorts. Utahs Brighton, Vermonts Stratton, and
Californias Snow Summit are represented. Add to the real-life locations some fantasy
venues, and youve got over 120 runs to explore. These runs are supposed to be
realistic, wide-open courses with plenty of obstacles to jib, bonk, grind, and air from.
In Freestyle Multiplayer, you will be able to punch or huck snowballs at your buddies, and
it sounds like four-player split-screen is going to be a blast.
Its a crowded market for snowboarding games, but Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding
has its hype in the right place. If it pulls off what its supposed to pull off, SSX
better watch its pretty little butt.