Surf's Up (video game)

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This article is about the video game. For the film, see Surf's Up (film).
Surf's Up
European Wii version cover art
European Wii version cover art
Developer(s) Ubisoft Montreal / Ubisoft Quebec
Publisher(s) Ubisoft
Sony Computer Entertainment America (PS2, PS3, and PSP)
Engine Unreal Engine 2.5 (PC, MAC and consoles)
Onyx Engine (PSP and DS)
Platform(s) Game Boy Advance, GameCube, Nintendo DS, PC, Mac OS X, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
Release date(s)
  • NA May 30, 2007
  • EU August 3, 2007
  • AUS August 30, 2007
Nintendo DS
  • NA May 30, 2007
  • EU August 3, 2007
  • AUS September 6, 2007
Game Boy Advance
  • NA May 30, 2007
  • AUS August 30, 2007
Windows
  • NA June 1, 2007
  • EU August 3, 2007
  • AUS August 30, 2007
GameCube
  • NA June 1, 2007
Genre(s) Sports (Surfing)
Mode(s) Single-player

Surf's Up is the video game based on the Sony Pictures Animation film of the same name. Surf's Up the video game follows the basic story of Cody Maverick in the movie. This game was developed by Ubisoft and is available for PC and for various console platforms.

A signature feature has Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Bridges, Zooey Deschanel, Mario Cantone, Diedrich Bader, and Sal Masekela reprising their roles from the movie.

Gameplay[edit]

As the name indicates, Surf's Up is a surfing style game (using mechanics often seen in most skateboarding video games) set at the annual "Reggie Belafonte Big Z Memorial Surf Off" as seen in the film. Players choose from one of 10 characters from the film "Surf's Up" to play as (including one guest character from Open Season), and will experience various spots on Pen Gu Island, from North Beach, to the Boneyards, as well as Cody's home of Shiverpool as they progress in the contest.

The players are given a set of objectives to meet in each match, including finding and collecting a set number of trophies scattered throughout the level, gaining enough points from performing tricks while surfing, and maneuvering through large gates. Each course has a large wave on either the left or right side of the screen that follows the player throughout, allowing the surfer to ride up and perform a trick as well as to garner speed for certain obstacles and ramps.

Soundtrack[edit]

  1. A - "Something's Going On"
  2. Plain White T's - "Down The Road"
  3. A - "The Distance"
  4. Elbow - "Forget Myself"
  5. Mull Historical Society - "Live Like The Automatics"
  6. Silverbullit - "Grass Hopper"
  7. Simple Plan - "Jump (Instrumental Version)"
  8. Jamie Christopherson - "Boneyards"
  9. Linkin Park - "In the End"
  10. Home Grown - "Tomorrow"

Characters[edit]

Playable at start[edit]

  • Cody
  • Lani
  • Chicken Joe
  • Rory

Unlockables[edit]

  • Tatsuhi
  • Arnold
  • Tank
  • Geek
  • Big Z

Secret Character[edit]

Reviews[edit]

Surf's Up achieved a Metacritic average of 61%, with mixed reviews.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Greg Miller. "Surf's Up Review - Xbox 360 Review at IGN". Xbox360.ign.com. Retrieved 2011-11-15. 
  2. ^ Whitehead, Dan (2007-08-08). "Surf's Up •". Eurogamer.net. Retrieved 2011-11-15. 
  3. ^ "Surf's Up on Xbox 360, PC, PlayStation 3, Wii, DS, PSP, PlayStation 2, GameCube and Game Boy Advance". GameSpot.com. Retrieved 2011-11-15. 

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