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New SPLASHDOWN info, screens

Infogrames answer to Nintendo's WAVE RACE

By James Stevenson     August 17, 2001
Source: Infogrames

Infogrames sent us some new info on its upcoming Playstation 2 water racing game, SPLASHDOWN.

Developed by Rainbow Studios, SPLASHDOWN features eight different characters and eighteen tracks ranging from real-world locations such as Hawaii, to the city of water, Venice. Sporting licensed SEA-DOO crafts and realistic wave physics, SPLASHDOWN also has over twenty tricks to master.[IMG2R]

SPLASHDOWN's features include:

  • Environments including Hawaii; Lake Havasu, Arizona; Venice, Italy; Nice, France; Tokyo, Japan and more

  • Water engine with unique rider and SEA-DOO® physics

  • Real-time water effects with "hydrodynamic" physics and interactive objects

  • Licensed watercraft models and equipment from SEA-DOO®

  • 18 racing courses

  • More than 20 stunts per rider including -- the heart attack, lazyboy, metronome and pommel horse and more

  • Eight different characters, each performing their own signature trick

  • User controlled camera angles and view points

  • Multiple game modes including Career, Countdown and Free Ride with three difficulty levels in each

  • Character dialogue during races

  • Wrecks and bails

  • High energy soundtrack

  • 2-person multi-player support

SPLASHDOWN looks to give Nintendo's WAVE RACE: BLUE STORM a run for its money this winter.


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