Downhill Domination

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Downhill Domination
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Developer(s)Incognito Entertainment
Publisher(s)
Director(s)Scott Campbell
Producer(s)Scott Campbell, Rick Kane
Designer(s)Scott Campbell
Platform(s)PlayStation 2
Release
  • NA: July 23, 2003
  • EU: February 13, 2004
Genre(s)Racing
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Downhill Domination is a racing video game. The game was released for the PlayStation 2.

Gameplay[edit]

There are three options available at the main menu, single player, multiplayer and an options menu that allows players to modify gameplay elements such as difficulty and view unlocked items achieved during gameplay.

Initially, the player is introduced to six fictional racers displayed at the top of a mountain once single player mode is selected from the main menu of the game. By pressing the select button over an unlocked racer, additional info of the racer will be displayed, and by pressing the select button over a locked character which is represented by a statue, valuable info on how to unlock, the same will be displayed such as a specific career to finish. In addition to two other fictional racers, players can also unlock real-life professional racers like Eric Carter, Tara Llanes, Brian Lopes, Richie Schley and Missy Giove when specific tournaments are finished during gameplay.

Combat is also integrated into the game, in which the player can use two buttons to attack other racers, one for a left attack, and the other for the right. These attacks can be upgraded to more powerful attacks by performing tricks, taking out opponents, or collecting power-ups (known in-game as "pickups"). A bike shop with several unlockable items to purchase is available but is only accessible in one player mode. Up to four players can play the game, but when playing with more than two, the available tracks and modes are limited.

Reception[edit]

Downhill Domination received "generally favorable reviews" according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[1] In Japan, where the game was ported for release on May 20, 2004 under the name Bakusō Mountain Bikers (爆走マウンテンバイカーズ, Bakusō Maunten Baikāzu, lit. "Roaring Mountain Bikers"), Famitsu gave it a score of 30 out of 40.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Downhill Domination for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  2. ^ Edge staff (October 2003). "Downhill Domination". Edge. No. 128. Future plc. p. 102.
  3. ^ EGM staff (August 2003). "Downhill Domination". Electronic Gaming Monthly. No. 169. Ziff Davis. p. 121. Archived from the original on 1 April 2004. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  4. ^ a b "爆走マウンテンバイカーズ [PS2]". Famitsu (in Japanese). Enterbrain. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Downhill Domination". Game Informer. No. 124. GameStop. August 2003. p. 87. Archived from the original on 25 October 2003. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  6. ^ Dan Elektro (22 July 2003). "Downhill Domination Review for PS2 on GamePro.com". GamePro. IDG Entertainment. Archived from the original on 9 February 2005. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  7. ^ Silverman, Ben (August 2003). "Downhill Domination". Game Revolution. CraveOnline. Archived from the original on 9 October 2015. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  8. ^ Davis, Ryan (21 July 2003). "Downhill Domination Review". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  9. ^ Padilla, Raymond (30 July 2003). "GameSpy: Downhill Domination". GameSpy. IGN Entertainment. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  10. ^ Lafferty, Michael (21 July 2003). "Downhill Domination - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 6 October 2008. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  11. ^ Perry, Douglass C. (22 July 2003). "Downhill Domination". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  12. ^ Davison, John (August 2003). "Downhill Domination". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. Ziff Davis. p. 97. Archived from the original on 1 April 2004. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  13. ^ Porter, Alex (23 July 2003). "Downhill Domination". Maxim. Biglari Holdings. Archived from the original on 1 August 2003. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  14. ^ McNamara, John (21 February 2004). "Downhill Domination". The Times. News UK. Retrieved 10 April 2019.(subscription required)

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