Splashdown (video game)

Splashdown is a water racing video game developed by Rainbow Studios and published by Infogrames originally for the PlayStation 2 and was later ported to the Xbox. It was released under the Atari brand name.

Splashdown
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European PlayStation 2 cover art
Developer(s)Rainbow Studios
Publisher(s)Infogrames[a]
Platform(s)PlayStation 2, Xbox
ReleasePlayStation 2
  • NA: November 5, 2001
  • EU: November 9, 2001
Xbox
  • NA: June 25, 2002
  • EU: August 30, 2002
Genre(s)Jetski Racing game
Mode(s)Single Player, Multiplayer

It received a sequel, Splashdown: Rides Gone Wild, in 2003, and was published by Rainbow Studios' new owner THQ.

GameplayEdit

Splashdown is quite similar to Nintendo's Wave Race series. Players take control of a personal water craft as they race against each other on various courses. Players must pass the correct side of buoys on the way, or the personal water craft may stall as a penalty.

ReceptionEdit

Reception
Review scores
PublicationScore
PS2Xbox
AllGame     [1]N/A
EGM7.33/10[2]N/A
Famitsu28/40[3]N/A
Game Informer9/10[4]9.25/10[5]
Game RevolutionB+[8]N/A
GamePro     [6]     [7]
GameSpot7.6/10[9]8.2/10[10]
GameSpy85%[11]     [12]
GameZone9.5/10[13]N/A
IGN8.8/10[14]7.3/10[15]
OPM (US)     [16]N/A
OXM (US)N/A8.6/10[17]
The Cincinnati EnquirerN/A     [18]
Aggregate score
Metacritic84/100[19]78/100[20]

Splashdown received "generally favorable reviews" on both platforms according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[19][20] In Japan, where the PlayStation 2 version was ported for release on July 11, 2002, Famitsu gave it a score of 28 out of 40.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Miller, Skyler. "Splashdown (PS2) - Review". AllGame. All Media Network. Archived from the original on November 14, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  2. ^ EGM staff (January 2002). "Splashdown (PS2)". Electronic Gaming Monthly. No. 150. Ziff Davis. p. 220.
  3. ^ a b "Splashdown (スプラッシュダウン) [PS2]". Famitsu (in Japanese). Enterbrain. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  4. ^ Leeper, Justin (December 2001). "Splashdown (PS2)". Game Informer. No. 104. FuncoLand. p. 95. Archived from the original on September 19, 2008. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  5. ^ Helgeson, Matt (August 2002). "Splashdown (Xbox)". Game Informer. No. 112. FuncoLand. p. 86. Archived from the original on November 15, 2004. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  6. ^ Air Hendrix (November 15, 2001). "Splashdown Review for PS2 on GamePro.com". GamePro. IDG Entertainment. Archived from the original on February 12, 2005. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  7. ^ Air Hendrix (August 6, 2002). "Splashdown Review for Xbox on GamePro.com". GamePro. IDG Entertainment. Archived from the original on February 14, 2005. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  8. ^ Gee, Brian (November 2001). "Splashdown Review (PS2)". Game Revolution. CraveOnline. Archived from the original on September 10, 2015. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  9. ^ Varanini, Giancarlo (November 16, 2001). "Splashdown Review (PS2) [date mislabeled as "May 17, 2006"]". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  10. ^ Varanini, Giancarlo (June 26, 2002). "Splashdown Review (Xbox) [date mislabeled as "May 17, 2006"]". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  11. ^ Hodgson, David (November 18, 2001). "Splashdown (PS2)". GameSpy. IGN Entertainment. Archived from the original on February 17, 2005. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  12. ^ Collins, Derek (July 5, 2002). "GameSpy: Splashdown (Xbox)". GameSpy. IGN Entertainment. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  13. ^ Bedigian, Louis (December 4, 2001). "Splashdown Review - PlayStation 2". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 6, 2008. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  14. ^ Zdyrko, David (November 6, 2001). "Splashdown (PS2)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  15. ^ Goldstein, Hilary (June 24, 2002). "Splashdown Review (Xbox)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  16. ^ "Splashdown". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. Ziff Davis. January 2002. p. 136.
  17. ^ "Splashdown". Official Xbox Magazine. Future US. September 2002. p. 96.
  18. ^ Saltzman, Mark (July 30, 2002). "'Splashdown' whets gamers' appetites (Xbox)". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Gannett Company. Archived from the original on March 16, 2006. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  19. ^ a b "Splashdown for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  20. ^ a b "Splashdown for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  1. ^ Released under the Atari brand name

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