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ATV: Quad Power Racing 2 (GameCube)

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3.9
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5 point score based on user ratings.

Advertising Blurbs

www.nintendo.com:
    Grab your helmet, your 'tude and hold on tight. It's gonna be a bumpy ride.

    Power in Numbers

    In ATV: Quad Power Racing 2, Acclaim four-wheels off the straight and narrow and into an off-road wilderness of improbable tricks and hyperaggressive maneuvers.

    The 20 riders are split equally between real pros and fictional characters. World famous racers include Dana Creech, Kory Ellis and Tim Farr.

    The real stars of the game, though, are the ATV quads (four-wheel all-terrain vehicles, to you over-sophisticated urbanites). Although Acclaim has no manufacturer's licenses, each vehicle is uniquely rated for Top Speed, Acceleration, Handling, Air and Stability.

    ATV Tricky

    Responsive controls allow you to slide through corners, perform more than 20 different tricks and preload your suspension while racing for maximum jump distance. A handy display shows your preload amount so you can judge jump length for a smooth takeoff and landing. You can reel off two-wheeled balancing tricks right out of the starting gate.

    When you successfully perform tricks, you are awarded a speed boost. Deploying one gives a cool motion-blurring effect. A speed boost is best spent to clear an especially long gap or to pass a rival.

    To promote a little unfriendly competition, the game also rewards you for kicking rivals off their ATVs with your Z Button. Successfully dethroning another rider increases your boost meter.

    Races take place in five environments: Forest, Swamp, Dunes, Glacier and the Works, an urban construction zone. Each of the 15 tracks is dotted with huge jumps, tight turns and unique landscape details. You can practice your tricks in Freestyle mode's pair of arenas.

    Modes

    Rookies should start out at the ATV Academy. In Control Training, you learn the basics of handling your ATV. Trick Training schools you on bending the laws of physics.

    Once you have learned the finer points of ATV racing you can go for a spin on any unlocked track by choosing Single Race or Time Trial. In Single Race, aggressive opponents populate the course. The Time Trial pits you against the clock.

    To unlock more tracks, riders and vehicles, you must earn medals in Career and Arcade modes. These lengthy circuits challenge you to climb to the top rankings as a pro rider.

    In Challenge mode you are faced with two different types of skill tests, Ground and Tower. Ground challenges include timed slalom runs and more specific goals, like trying to ride a wheelie while going off a ramp.

    The Tower is a time-based challenge to ascend a steep obstacle course. You must traverse narrow bridges, steep slopes and tight turns without falling.

    Two players can compete head-to-head in multiplayer mode. There's nothing quite like shoving your best buddy into the nearest lake at 40 mph!

    Graphics

    Unique details add color to each environment. Log cabins line the mountain trails in the Forest and sailboats cruise the Dunes shorelines. You must also navigate thick mud in the Swamp and splash through the occasional puddle or river in all environments. A realistic touch comes from the authentic sponsor logos lining the tracks.

    The ATVs range from larger, more stable models to small and quick ones that are tougher to control. The riders sport different outfits to suit their personalities, but other than gender there is little variety to the body types.

    Bottom Line

    ATV: Quad Power Racing 2 features a fun physics engine and a smorgasbord of gameplay modes. High-flying tricks and a boost meter give this game a strongly arcade flavor.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66236) on May 08, 2005.

de.playstation.com:
    Übersicht

    Das Original ,ATV Quad Racer" kam 2001 auf der PSrone heraus und brachte damals die Vierrad-Arcade-Action in eine neue Dimension. Acclaim hatte daraufhin noch ein weiteres heisses Allrad-Eisen mit dem exzellenten ATV Off-Road im Feuer. Und jetzt kommt das ultimative Off-Road-Abenteuer, komplett mit atemberaubender In-Game-Physik, herrlicher neuer Grafik und einem Freestyle-Tricks-Modus für wahnsinnige Vierrad-Stunts.

    Details

    ATV: Quad Power Racing 2 beinhaltet die gleiche leicht zu erlernende Steuerung, wie das Original ATV. Hiermit könnt ihr einige wahrhaft atemberaubende Sprünge und Bewegungen und mehr als 20 Freestyle-Tricks machen. Es gibt auch ein All-Star Aufgebot an professionellen Fahrern, aus denen ihr wählen könnt, einschliesslich den weltberühmten Meistern Dana Creech, Kory Ellis und Tim Farr. Wenn ihr euren Charakter ausgewählt habt, könnt ihr eine von 17 gewaltigen Strecken in fünf Umgebungen wählen, die sich in verschiedenen Ländern auf der Welt befinden. Ist dies erledigt, dann ist es an der Zeit, sich hinters Lenkrad zu setzen und richtig Gummi zu geben.

    Zusätzlich zu den Kariere-, Wettbewerbs- und Freestyle-Modi, gibt es einen Multiplayer-Modus, um gegen eure Kumpels zu kämpfen und einen Time-Trial-Modus für halsbrecherische Speed-Action. Fans des Original ATV Quad Power Racing werden in dieser Fortsetzung viele beliebte Dinge finden und Off-Road-Neulinge können süchtig werden - nach nur einer einzigen Spritztour ...

    Features

  • Mit über 20 Freestyle-Tricks könnt ihr mit euren besten Quad-Steuer-Fähigkeiten angeben

  • 17 riesige Strecken für Rundenrennen, die in 5 unterschiedlichen Umgebungen stattfinden

  • Unglaubliche, leicht zu erlernende Steuerung und Spielphysik, für absolut spektakuläre Bewegungen

    Contributed by Xoleras (66236) on Sep 18, 2004.

Acclaim US website - PS2/Xbox/GC:
    FEATURES

    ATV: Quad Power Racing 2 is all about big tricks, big boots to the face and big finishes. It's arcade ATV racing like you always wanted it to be. ATV Quad Power Racing 2 combines 10 of the top pro riders in the world and 40+ real-life sponsors with the fast, edge of your seat, arcade gameplay the fans of the original know and love. Get ready to get injured, ATV Quad Power Racing 2 is coming in February 2003 from AKA Acclaim.

    FEATURES:

  • Ride as 10 of the top professional riders from all over the world including Dana Creech, Kory Ellis, Tim Farr and others plus 10 stylized characters to get the best of both worlds.

  • Featuring 15 massive tracks in 5 different globe-spanning environments plus two packed freestyle arenas to show off your wild side.

  • Fight your way to the finish with kick attacks that teach your competitors not to even think about passing you. (Check out a movie! (http://www.acclaim.com/games/atv2/movies/index.html))

  • Over-the-top control system and physics model give you the power pull huge air and ridiculously fun power slides.

  • 20+ freestyle tricks letting you express your wild side while tearing past the competition.

  • 2-person multiplayer mode (4 on Xbox) lets you rip it up with your friends without the hassle of leaving the house.

  • Real-life sponsors make ATV Quad Power Racing 2 the most realistic licensed ATV game ever.

    PRESS

    PRESS PREVIEWS:

    From OPM magazine:

    "The sequel rocks hard."
    ". . . this game feels more realistic than the Off Road Fury series."
    "Very satisfying."
    "It's certainly not worth passing up the kick-ass game."

    Armchair Empire (8/10):
    "A good visual presentation, great trick system and tough races make ATV: Quad Power Racing 2 a good addition to the Xbox racing library."

    IGN.com:
    "ATV 2 is a solid, trick-based arcade racer that is surely guaranteed to surprise. Thanks to the intense physics engine and refined balance of tricks, this game offers an experience well worth your while."

    Play Magazine:
    "Chicks and quads...that is a recipe for success if I've ever seen one."

    Play Magazine:
    "Acclaim's ATV brand is closing in on greatness."

    PRESS RELEASES:

    Acclaim Ships ATV: Quad Power Racing 2 for Nintendo GameCube(tm) and Microsoft Xbox(tm)

    Driving into retail outlets nationwide with an action-packed sequel to its 700,000 unit-selling off-road racing franchise, AKA Acclaim announced that it has shipped ATV: Quad Power Racing(TM) 2 for the Microsoft XBOX(TM) and Nintendo GameCube(TM). Developed by Climax Studios, ATV: Quad Power Racing 2 contains new features and an entirely new game engine that delivers rich graphics and incredible four-wheel arcade racing action for the first and only ATV experience available for the Microsoft XBOX(TM) and Nintendo GameCube(TM). (full story: http://www.acclaim.com/company/pressReleases/product/ATV2GCNXBOXShips.html)

    Acclaim Ships ATV: Quad Power Racing 2 for PlayStation®2
    Racing into retail outlets nationwide with an action-packed sequel to its 700,000 unit-selling franchise, AKA Acclaim announced that it has shipped ATV: Quad Power Racing(TM) 2(TM) for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. Developed by Climax Studios, ATV Quad Power Racing 2 features an entirely new game engine that delivers rich graphics and incredible four-wheel arcade racing action. (full story: http://www.acclaim.com/company/pressReleases/product/ATV2PS2Ships.html)

    Contributed by Xoleras (66236) on Sep 02, 2004.

Back of Case - PlayStation 2:
    Compete as the world's top ATV riders including Dana Creech, Tim Farr, Kory Ellis & more!

    Punish opponents on 15 massive tracks that span 5 different locations across the globe!

    Kick it! - Stomp the comp with an arsenal of vicious fighting moves!

    Big air, big tricks, BIG FUN!

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69643) on Apr 05, 2004.