Press Release - PlayStation:
DAVE MIRRA FREESTYLE BMX FLIPS, JUMPS AND GRINDS ON TO RETAILER SHELVES TOMORROW, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14th
MOST ANTICIPATED AND ONLY BMX GAME TO FEATURE 10 BMX SUPERSTARS, 1,300 BMX TRICKS, 12 LEVELS, A KILLER SOUNDTRACK, AND MOTION-CAPTURED MOVES
GLEN COVE, N.Y., September 13, 2000 - Acclaim Max Sports, a division of Acclaim Entertainment (NASDAQ:AKLM), announced that Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX video game for the PlayStation game console will be on retail store shelves nationwide tomorrow, Thursday, September 14th. Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX is the only BMX game featuring 10 BMX superstars, 1,300 BMX tricks, 12 fully interactive levels, a killer soundtrack and authentic motion captured BMX moves.
"Tomorrow, gamers across the country will finally be able to get their hands on this eagerly anticipated game. Their wait will have been worth it," stated Steve Felsen, brand director of Acclaim Max Sports.
Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX focuses the aggressive spirit and tremendous energy of BMX riding into an accessible, trick-based action game for the PlayStation game console. Riders are given an open track, a set of tricks, a bike, and the rest is up to them. The challenge: Take their rider from zero to hero in their very own freestyle BMX career.
Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX, developed by Z-Axis, features: 10-Time World Champion Dave Mirra, along with nine other BMX superstars (Ryan Nyquist, Leigh Ramsdell, Mike Laird, Troy McMurray, Kenan Harkin, Joey Garcia, Shaun Butler, Chad Kagy and Tim Mirra); an innovative open trick system with over 1,300 possible BMX tricks; 12 interactive environments, 6 competition-based and 6 objective-based levels focused on vert, dirt and street riding; a soundtrack featuring Sublime's "What I Got," Cypress Hill's "Dust," Rancid's "Maxwell Murder," Social Distortion's "Don't Drag Me Down," Deftones' "Be Quiet and Drive (far away)," Primer's "Loose," Pennywise's "Greed," Dropkick Murphys' "Never Alone," 59 Times the Pain's "Got It All In Sight" and Swingin' Utters' "Stupid Lullabies;" and authentic BMX tricks motion-captured by Dave Mirra and Ryan Nyquist.
Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX is backed by a five month nationwide television, print and online campaign; a dedicated website on www.acclaimmaxsports.com; a comprehensive in-store merchandising program, including pre-sell video, window posters, valence cards and comp boxes; and cross-promotions with Slim Jim, UGP, Dog on a Bike Films, and Split.
Acclaim Entertainment Background Information:
Acclaim Entertainment, Inc., is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and mass marketer of software for use with interactive entertainment platforms including Nintendo, Sony Computer Entertainment America and Sega hardware systems, and PCs. Acclaim owns and operates six studios located in the United States and the United Kingdom, and publishes and distributes its software directly in North America, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain and Australia. Acclaim also distributes entertainment software for other publishers worldwide and publishes comic books and software strategy guides. Acclaim's headquarters are in Glen Cove, New York, and Acclaim's common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol AKLM. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.acclaim.com.
Contributed by skl (1149) on Mar 17, 2004.
Remember BMXing? Well, it's back to excite us once more. No longer a poor relation to trendy skating, BMXing has evolved, and Dave Mirra is its world champion.
Press release ad blurb:
This game features 10 pro bikers and 12 different environments. You'll be amazed at some of the tricks the guys in this game can pull off - they seem to defy gravity. Watch in wonder as your biker flies through the air in a range of spectacular stunts, working your way up higher levels to end at Woodward, Dave's own park.
With appeal for bikers and skateboarders alike, this game is biking at its bumpy best!
Contributed by Grant McLellan (546) on Sep 12, 2001.
The only game endorsed by BMX freestyle champion Dave Mirra, Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX focuses the aggressive spirit and tremendous energy of BMX riding into an accessible, trick-based action game for the PlayStation® game console, Sega Dreamcast, and Game Boy Color. Riders are given an open course, a set of tricks, and a bike, and the rest is up to them. The challenge: Take their rider from zero to hero in their very own freestyle BMX career. Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX also stars two-time X-Games medalist Ryan Nyquist and is due to be released in Fall 2000.
Web site ad blurb:
May 8, 2000
Contributed by Epu (127) on Aug 04, 2001.
There are no shaved legs and skinny tires in this kind of biking. This is about busting big air tricks and landing them hard with the slap of your wheels. It's about pushing yourself to the edge and savoring the rush when you finally nail that new freestyle move. It's about the most intense, work-the-bike-for-all-it's-worth athletes in competition today. This is a game about BMX.
The only BMX game to feature the current king of BMX, 10-Time World Champion Dave Mirra, and his heir apparent, 1999 Dirt Circuit Champion, Ryan Nyquist. Authentic BMX moves featured in game were motion captured by Mirra and Nyquist at Woodward Camp.
Ride as Mirra, Nyquist or 8 other top pros leading the sport in the new millennium: Leigh Ramsdell, Mike Laird, Troy McMurray, Kenan Harkin, Joey Garcia, Shaun Butler, Chad Kagy and Tim Mirra.
Innovative open trick system lets you start with basic tricks and modify them to create new moves using the modifier button: Expand your repertoire to more than 1,300 different high scoring moves. Mix any trick with any other trick for endless possibilities!
Riders choose their own stylized lines. With no pre-existing tracks to follow, you have the freedom to explore environments at your own pace and discover hidden areas.
Spin, grind and stall your way through 12 interactive environments focused on vert, dirt and street riding, including the San Jose Ramp Club, Dave Mirra's own Eastwood Ramp Park and Camp Woodward's famed "Lot 8," well known as the best indoor park in the world.
Multiple objectives per level challenge even the most accomplished players.
Easy to learn, hard to master. Simple, intuitive controls make it easy for anyone to pick up the game, while the increasing level of difficulty and trick complexity make it hard to master.
Z-Axis's proprietary Skeletal Dynamics System (SDS) generates real-time crashes that are different every time. You won't just see your crashes, you'll also feel them with the DUALSHOCK(tm) analog controller.
Ten different multi-player games including B-M-X (a variation of the HORSE basketball game), Longest Grind, Sickest Trick, Gnarliest Crash and more.
Individual rider and bike attributes extend replay and balance the game.
More than 30 authentic in-game sponsors are an integral part of the gameplay: as you master levels, each pro earns his own respective sponsors and upgrades from a used, rusty bike to a slick pair of wheels. Slim Jim, Adidas, UGP, Maxxis, Pro-tec, Haro, Specialized and many more!
Sophisticated replay camera showcases your smooth athletic art in the air and on the ground.
Pick your own song to ride to from a killer soundtrack: Sublime, Cypress Hill, Rancid, Social Distortion, Deftones, Pennywise, Dropkick Murphys, 59 Times the Pain, Primer 55 and Swingin' Utters!
Available now for the PlayStation® game console, Sega Dreamcast, PC and Game Boy® Color.
Most written before porting to Win9x, DC. Last line modified later with success of franchise.
Contributed by Epu (127) on Aug 04, 2001.