What: "Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding"
Publisher: Microsoft Corp.
Developer: Microsoft Corp.
Format: DVD for Xbox™ video game console
Availability: Fall 2001
"Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding" is the first snowboarding game focused
on freestyle riding down real mountains. Jib and spin off of a huge
variety of jumps and rails for a different ride every time. Players
pull insane tricks in front of roaming sponsors and camera crews to
get their face on magazine covers and in videos. The game's goal is
simple: achieve enough international exposure to become one of the world's
snowboarding media superstars.
Â· Open freestyle riding - players can forget miles of barren wasteland
and tight tunnel racers. Trick off of a huge variety of jumps and rails
on wide-open mountain runs. Jib, bonk or spin between runs to hidden
areas and cool jump sequences designed for trick combos. Mountains are
alive with crashing boarders, flying pros and roaming photographers.
Â· Spectacular real mountains - players ride the runs on real mountain
resorts: Utah's Brighton, Vermont's Stratton and California's Snow Summit.
See jaw-dropping mountain graphics built for - not ported to - the Xbox.
Unlock international fantasy venues designed by world-renown terrain
architect Chris Gunnerson.
Â· Be a snowboarding media star - players earn exposure points to become
one of the World's Top 10 snowboarding media superstars. Pull tricks
in front of roaming spectators to gain exposure - multipliers depend
on who sees the tricks and how good they look. Take on challenges like
"follow the pro" or shred the bark off trees to gain exposure and unlock
Â· More in-game choice for maximum replayability - players make their
gameplay choices on the mountain, not in a menu of disconnected events.
Players start at the top of a peak and decide how to win. Jump between
120 different runs packed with rails, kickers and half-pipes, each with
six unique challenges, hidden areas and a rotating stream of spectators,
for a different ride every time. Experience true freestyle multiplayer-when
not showing-off, players can taunt or throw snowballs at friends in
freestyle multiplayer competitions.