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]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
DS GBA GC PC PS2 PS3 PSP Xbox 360 Wii
Eurogamer 7/10[1]
Game Informer 6.5/10[2] 6.5/10[2] 6.5/10[2] 6.5/10[2]
GameSpot 6.5/10[4] 4.5/10[8] 6.2/10[6] 6.5/10[3] 6.2/10[5] 6.2/10[5] 5.5/10[7] 6.2/10[5] 6.2/10[5]
IGN 5.5/10[10] 6.2/10[9] 6.2/10[9]
Nintendo Power 6/10[11]
Official Nintendo Magazine 73%[12]
Official Xbox Magazine 5.5/10[13]
PC Gamer UK 61%[14]
PlayStation Magazine 4/10[15]
TeamXbox 5.4/10[16]
Aggregate scores
GameRankings 55%[23] 45%[25] 62%[19] 60.75%[20] 58.25%[22] 58.37%[21] 55%[24] 62.42%[18] 66.82%[17]
Metacritic 56/100[32] 45/100[34] 62/100[27] 62/100[28] 60/100[30] 59/100[31] 55/100[33] 61/100[29] 64/100[26]

The game was met with average to negative reception. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 66.82% and 64 out of 100 for the Wii version;[17][26] 62.42% and 61 out of 100 for the Xbox 360 version;[18][29] 62% and 62 out of 100 for the GameCube version;[19][27] 60.75% and 62 out of 100 for the PC version;[20][28] 58.37% and 59 out of 100 for the PlayStation 3 version;[21][31] 58.25% and 60 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version;[22][30] 55% and 56 out of 100 for the DS version;[23][32] 55% and 55 out of 100 for the PSP version;[24][33] and 45% and 45 out of 100 for the Game Boy Advance version.[25][34]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitehead, Dan (August 8, 2007). "Surf's Up (X360)". Eurogamer. Retrieved December 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d Reeves, Ben (August 2007). "Surf's Up (PC, PS3, X360, Wii)". Game Informer (172): 93. Archived from the original on June 16, 2007. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ Navarro, Alex (June 14, 2007). "Surf's Up Review (PC)". GameSpot. Retrieved December 2, 2014. 
  4. ^ Provo, Frank (June 29, 2007). "Surf's Up Review (DS)". GameSpot. Retrieved December 2, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c d Navarro, Alex (June 1, 2007). "Surf's Up Review". GameSpot. Retrieved December 2, 2014. 
  6. ^ Navarro, Alex (June 14, 2007). "Surf's Up Review (GC)". GameSpot. Retrieved December 2, 2014. 
  7. ^ Provo, Frank (June 29, 2007). "Surf's Up Review (PSP)". GameSpot. Retrieved December 2, 2014. 
  8. ^ Provo, Frank (June 29, 2007). "Surf's Up Review (GBA)". GameSpot. Retrieved December 2, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b Miller, Greg (May 31, 2007). "Surf's Up Review (X360, PS3)". IGN. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  10. ^ Harris, Craig (June 13, 2007). "Surf's Up Review (NDS)". IGN. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Surf's Up (Wii)". Nintendo Power 218: 96. July 2007. 
  12. ^ East, Tom (September 2007). "Surf's Up Review (Wii)". Official Nintendo Magazine: 77. Archived from the original on October 8, 2014. Retrieved December 2, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Surf's Up". Official Xbox Magazine: 81. August 2007. 
  14. ^ "Surf's Up". PC Gamer UK: 87. October 2007. 
  15. ^ "Review: Surf's Up". PSM: 84. September 2007. 
  16. ^ Tuttle, Will (June 7, 2007). "Surf's Up Review (Xbox 360)". TeamXbox. Archived from the original on July 20, 2013. Retrieved December 2, 2014. 
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  21. ^ a b "Surf's Up for PlayStation 3". GameRankings. Archived from the original on October 13, 2014. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  22. ^ a b "Surf's Up for PlayStation 2". GameRankings. Archived from the original on October 25, 2013. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  23. ^ a b "Surf's Up for DS". GameRankings. Archived from the original on October 16, 2014. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  24. ^ a b "Surf's Up for PSP". GameRankings. Archived from the original on October 15, 2014. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  25. ^ a b "Surf's Up for Game Boy Advance". GameRankings. Archived from the original on October 25, 2013. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
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  29. ^ a b "Surf's Up for Xbox 360 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  30. ^ a b "Surf's Up for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  31. ^ a b "Surf's Up for PlayStation 3 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  32. ^ a b "Surf's Up for DS Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  33. ^ a b "Surf's Up for PSP Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  34. ^ a b "Surf's Up for Game Boy Advance Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 

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