Gravity Games: Street, Vert, Dirt Is
Written By Style Rodriguez
Since 1986 BMX and freestyle bike riding has changed in many ways. We’ve seen
it in the movies, we’ve seen it on ESPN, as a matter of fact we have even seen
it on the Olympics, and over the past three years we’ve had it on videogames.
Speaking of videogames, Midway is now stepping up to the bat with their new
version of extreme riding with the game titled, Gravity Games Bike: Street,
Dirt, Vert. This title is in works for the X-Box and Playstation 2, and we have
not heard if the title will be developed for Nintendo’s Gamecube.
There have been many titles in the past, Dave Mirra’s version and of course
the great hit Matt Hoffman Pro Bmx, which was published by Activision. Gravity
Games is based on the bike competition that is well known for its extreme riding
that includes box and dirt jumping, and halfpipe comps. Here in this article we
show you game play screen shots of the X-box version. Just as aforementioned in
the other games, you will take the role of many different pro riders like Dennis
McCoy, Fuzzy Hall, and Leigh Ramsdell. Just as you would expect you will be able
to perform tricks like Backflips, 900’s, Indian Air, Rocket Air, and many
There are five different gameplay modes that include Graffiti mode, Horse, Best
Run, Team Comp, and High Five. From what we know, some of these modes will also
be available in two player modes. We are not sure how the two-player mode is
going to run, like if it will be split screen and link compatible. The link
compatibility would be great, this is one feature that I feel developers need to
take advantage of with the systems that allow for this type of programming. The
areas of Gravity games will feature places like Fuzzy Hall’s backyard dirt
jumps. Along with the dirt jump areas you will have areas that the Gravity games
are held at.
If this doesn’t sound good enough for you then here is a twist of this game
that might interest you. There are over 1,400 moves to perform in many different
fictional areas including a known comp grounds. From the names of the pros that
are known to be in the game we know that the list will end at around 21
different characters to choose from. As you read this you may think, "Darn
this is another Tony game or Hoffman," right? Wrong! Instead of inputting
command after command for different moves, in this game the combos are laid out
so that you can string them together, which gives you an incredible score.
One thing that is going to help make this a great game is the fact that there
have been over 400 motions captured to give a more realistic and human look to
the riders. Another thing that is set up to make this game give you a high
extreme feel is the insane tricks that you couldn’t pull off that real life
Gravity Games allows. Along with 21 pro riders there are a number of fictional
characters to choose from, though we don’t know how many, that is yet to be
determined. Since Midway was able to get the license to the Gravity Games that
also means that we will see banner ads from Gravity Game sponsors like Vans,
Standard Bikes, and more.
Does it sound like this is going
to be a great game??? I believe so! As more and more information is released we
will update you.
One or Two Players
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