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Sunny Garcia Surfing (PlayStation 2)

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Description

Building upon the gameplay featured in Krome's Championship Surfer, Sunny Garcia Surfing is an updated and improved surfing simulation that takes you to twelve locales where you will ride the ocean's wild waves.

Choose to control one of eight celebrity surfers (Sunny Garcia, Tim Reyes and Rochelle Ballard among others) to surf at world-famous beaches. Video Motion Capturing technology was used to recreate the persona of each surfer and their individual moves. Not all of the courses and surfers are available at the beginning of the game but can be unlocked as you gain experience and points. Also unlockable are various types of surf boards which can effect your performance.

There are many different modes of play including Championship, Rumble, King of the Waves, Time Attack and Free Surf. Each mode has difficulty settings. In certain modes, choose the size of the waves and the weather effects.

Speed and direction is controlled with the analog stick and there are buttons for tricking, paddling, diving and cutbacks. Each surfer has more than 50 tricks that can be performed, the most elaborate ones scoring the highest points.

Licensed music by well-known punk rock bands forms the basis of the soundtrack. In addition to the single-player game, Sunny Garcia Surfing has a multiplayer games offering play against a friend or eight of them using two multi-taps for the Playstation 2.

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Sunny Garcia Surfing PlayStation 2 The game records high scores for all combinations of difficulty and game mode
Sunny Garcia Surfing PlayStation 2 It is possible to zoom in/out of the action which can help when riding a wave. Here a good take-Off has scored 4000 points and the text is just fading
Sunny Garcia Surfing PlayStation 2 At the wave builds under the player they press cross to mount their board. There are different kinds of mount which are worth more or less points depending on difficulty
Sunny Garcia Surfing PlayStation 2 As the wave builds the player uses the UP control to paddle and gain speed

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The Press Says

GameZone Dec 06, 2001 7.9 out of 10 79
Consoles Plus Dec, 2001 78 out of 100 78
Futuregamez.net Feb 11, 2002 75 out of 100 75
IGN Oct 30, 2001 7 out of 10 70
4Players.de Feb 04, 2002 64 out of 100 64
GamePro (US) Oct 23, 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Playstation Illustrated Nov, 2001 60 out of 100 60
Gamezilla Nov 14, 2001 59 out of 100 59
GameSpot Nov 29, 2001 5.9 out of 10 59
All Game Guide Nov, 2001 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Jeanne (75617) added Sunny Garcia Surfing (PlayStation 2) on Aug 12, 2009