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Trickstyle (Dreamcast)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.4
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.4
Overall MobyScore (5 votes) 3.2

The Press Says

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Shin Force
An excellent value for one’s money; everyone should at least try this game. **A VMU save is an absolute must to get the most out of it though! High points: graphics amazing, art design an inspired fusion of hip-hop/rave underground and futuristic vision, sound effects good with trash-talking a plus, excellent electronic score, 15 tracks and almost 20 challenges (ranging from racing to stunting to fused mix of both), challenging track design with secrets throughout and floating AI difficulty (not a plus for everyone), fun practice area, and an approachable system for stunt combos integrated into racing. Improvements expected for next game: additional moves and differing animations of moves, more signature moves, more insane tracks (but preferably as secrets), statistics between surfers meaning more, a 2 player mode with DC-to-DC link connection, and network capacity with online arenas and tracks.
Gaming Target
I was very satisfied with Trickstyle. It made me and made me a “believer” in games that don’t exactly look that interesting, yet there is always more in Trickstyle, you always want more. My advice is making this one of your first buys.
Consoles Plus
Cette très belle course futuriste contient de bonnes idées, le mode Multijoueur en ligne allongera sûrement la durée de vie assez faible.
Shin Force
Unbelievable graphics with realistic control, techno-pop music and challenging gameplay make for a great first round effort by Criterion. For me, the load time is long and the frustration level is above normal (partly because of the realistic control). However, if you put the time in, you'll surely reap the rewards you seek...
Super Play
Som helhet är Trick Style ett stycke imponerande grafisk produktion som ännu en gång visar datorkraften och potentialen hos Dreamcast. Och det handlar inte bara om yta utan även om ett visst djup. Men ännu är det en bit kvar till det perfekta brädspelet.
Mega Fun
Wenn Sega den Third-Party-Hersteller Acclaim nicht an Land gezogen hätte, wäre die Dreamcast-Welt nur halb so schön. Technisch kann man Trickstyle als gelungen bezeichnen. Die Grafik ist knallig, sehr detailliert und transportiert genial das moderne Flair der Zukunft. Leider ist die Framerate nicht 100%ig stabil. An einigen wenigen rechenintensiven Stellen fällt sie unter 30 fps, was sich jedoch nicht nachteilig auf das Fahrverhalten auswirkt. Ebenfalls negativ anzumerken ist der vereinsamte Zweispieler-Modus, bei dem keine CPU-Gegner mit an den Start gehen. Dennoch bietet Trickstyle alles, was ein Racer bieten muss, und noch viel mehr.
Spel för Alla
Den totala åkkänslan i Trick Style är ett lysande bevis på vad Dreamcasten kan åstadkomma. Allt flyter underbart bra och de detaljerade omgivningarna imponerar verkligen. Ett stort antal banor gör att det tar ett tag att slita ut spelet, dessutom finns det nio olika karaktärer att spela och 400 olika trick att lära sig. Det är bara att njuta.
Gamezone (Germany)
Die Grafik ist sehr sauber und recht ansehnlich. Auch das Fahr-Feeling, mit einer guten Steuerung, ist sehr gelungen. So kommt das Gefühl, in der Luft zu schweben recht gut rüber. Fazit: Action, Speed und unglaubliche Tricks, was will man mehr!
Power Unlimited
TrickStyle hoort thuis op een console en niet op de PC. Het spel is nog steeds niet écht een heel geweldige gebeurtenis maar speelt gewoon lekker weg.
Ce genre de jeu sur Dreamcast aura de la concurrence, plus que sur PC, attendons nous donc à voir mieux assez rapidement. Trickstyle offre malgré tout un bon gameplay, à relativiser à cause de problèmes d'animation (vitesse, saccades). Mais comme disait un certain homme politique, c'est "globalement positif" ! :o)
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Not only does TrickStyle prove to be the technological showcase I expected, the game also comes up ahead on several counts, proving to be one of the most entertaining “boarding” titles I’ve ever come across. Still, for all I found to love about it, this product doesn’t manage to capture the level of fun and excitement that would be inspired by a true classic, and also lacks much of the depth and variety which graces its competitors on other platforms. If a sequel is in the works, then let’s hope it addresses some of the control issues, adds some personality and character to the game, and conveys a true sense of speed to the player. For now though, what we’ve got in TrickStyle is a perfectly playable title that needs a little work, making it a prime rental candidate if nothing else.
Planet Dreamcast
In the end, the four stunt bowl maps are much more fun than competing in the fifteen races. The great graphics are hampered by an inconsistent frame rate and although the physics modeling allows for some great stunts, the game can get old quite fast. Still, even though it is repetitive and shallow, I do find myself going back to the stunt bowls trying to pull of that 1080 mid-air back flip!
The Video Game Critic
The control is average at best. Taking tight turns to be problematic, and it's hard to ride the rails. These problems are amplified in the challenge stages, where you're expected to pull off a series of tricks with precision. The futuristic music is appropriate, but somewhat unpleasant. Trickstyle is entertaining enough, but it's not a standout title.