Freaky Flyers

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Freaky Flyers
The game's cover art.
PAL region cover art
Developer(s)Midway Games
Publisher(s)Midway Games
Director(s)Kevin Munroe
Designer(s)Tom Tanaka
Composer(s)David Norris
Platform(s)PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube
ReleasePlayStation 2 & Xbox
  • NA: August 5, 2003
  • PAL: October 10, 2003
GameCube
  • NA: August 8, 2003
Genre(s)Racing game
Mode(s)Single-player, Multiplayer (2 players)

Freaky Flyers is an air racing game video game developed internally by Midway San Diego for Xbox and PlayStation 2 while the GameCube version was developed by Point of View, Inc. and published by Midway Games.[citation needed]

Gaming modes[edit]

  • Freaky Flyers adventure mode follows multiple character histories, each character has a story which develops as the player completes various challenges and missions.
  • Racing Mode can be played by either one or two players, as the game has been designed for comical effect many of the tracks contain impossible missions and unorthodox challenges.
  • Dog Fight mode is duelling, this mode is only available in two player mode. The idea is to shoot your opponent out of the sky before they can blow you up.

Mini-games are also included in the game. These involve various challenges such as shooting 'amigos' in the desert or rescuing non playable characters.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
PublicationScore
GCPS2Xbox
EGMN/AN/A4/10[1]
Game InformerN/A6/10[2]5.75/10[3]
Game RevolutionC[6]C[6]C[6]
GameProN/A4/5 stars[4]4/5 stars[5]
GameSpot6.6/10[7]6.6/10[8]6.6/10[8]
GameSpy3/5 stars[9]3/5 stars[10]N/A
GameZone7.3/10[11]7.3/10[12]7.2/10[13]
IGN7/10[14]7/10[14]7/10[14]
Nintendo Power3.8/5[15]N/AN/A
OPM (US)N/A3.5/5 stars[16]N/A
OXM (US)N/AN/A7.9/10[17]
Aggregate score
Metacritic69/100[18]66/100[19]64/100[20]

The game received "mixed or average reviews" on all platforms according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[18][19][20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Freaky Flyers (Xbox)". Electronic Gaming Monthly. No. 170. Ziff Davis. September 2003. p. 112.
  2. ^ Reiner, Andrew (August 2003). "Freaky Flyers (PS2) [score mislabeled as "7"]". Game Informer. No. 124. p. 91. Archived from the original on 24 February 2005. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Freaky Flyers (Xbox)". Game Informer. No. 124. August 2003. p. 98.
  4. ^ Simon Limon (4 August 2003). "Freaky Flyers Review for PS2 on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on 22 March 2005. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  5. ^ Simon Limon (4 August 2003). "Freaky Flyers Review for Xbox on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on 9 February 2005. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  6. ^ a b c Silverman, Ben (August 2003). "Freaky Flyers Review". Game Revolution. CraveOnline. Archived from the original on 12 September 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  7. ^ Gerstmann, Jeff (13 August 2003). "Freaky Flyers Review (GC)". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  8. ^ a b Gerstmann, Jeff (5 August 2003). "Freaky Flyers Review (PS2, Xbox)". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  9. ^ Fraioli, Alex (29 August 2003). "GameSpy: Freaky Flyers (GCN)". GameSpy. Ziff Davis. Archived from the original on 26 June 2007. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  10. ^ Fraioli, Alex (29 August 2003). "GameSpy: Freaky Flyers (PS2)". GameSpy. Ziff Davis. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  11. ^ Bedigian, Louis (18 August 2003). "Freaky Flyers - GC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 28 September 2008. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  12. ^ Wrentmore, John (14 September 2003). "Freaky Flyers - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 30 December 2008. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  13. ^ Romano, Natalie (18 August 2003). "Freaky Flyers - XB - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 25 May 2008. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  14. ^ a b c Dunham, Jeremy (5 August 2003). "Freaky Flyers". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  15. ^ "Freaky Flyers". Nintendo Power. Vol. 172. October 2003. p. 140.
  16. ^ Baker, Chris (September 2003). "Freaky Flyers". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. Ziff Davis. p. 93. Archived from the original on 1 April 2004. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  17. ^ "Freaky Flyers". Official Xbox Magazine. September 2003. p. 82.
  18. ^ a b "Freaky Flyers for GameCube Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  19. ^ a b "Freaky Flyers for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  20. ^ a b "Freaky Flyers for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 15 January 2018.

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