Go! Go! Hypergrind

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Go! Go! Hypergrind
Go! Go! Hypergrind
Cover art
Developer(s) Poponchi
Publisher(s) Atlus
Director(s) Kazuma Nishiwaki
Producer(s) John Yamamoto
John Kricfalusi
Designer(s) Tadayuki Konno
Programmer(s) Tadashi Maki
Platform(s) Nintendo GameCube
Release
  • NA: November 18, 2003
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single-player, Local Multiplayer

Go! Go! Hypergrind is a skateboarding video game for the Nintendo GameCube that was developed by Team Poponchi at Atlus Japan and published by Atlus USA.[1] It was released in North America on November 18, 2003.[1] Animation studio Spümcø of Ren & Stimpy fame contributed character designs and animations to the game.

Plot[edit]

In the game, Spümcø is holding auditions in the "Toon World" for a new skateboarding cartoon called Go! Go! Hypergrind. In the Story Mode, you choose one of the cartoon star hopefuls and attempt to impress Spümcø and pass the audition.

Gameplay[edit]

The game allows players to select one of several whacky cartoon characters and skateboard through a variety of cel-shaded levels. The objective of the game is to steer characters into a variety of classic cartoon "mishaps" (usually involving inflicting pain on the character in some way) and then chaining one mishap directly into another to create combos.

There is also a versus mode offering five different game types, which can be played with two players or against the computer.

Reception[edit]

Go! Go! Hypergrind received "mixed" reviews according to the review aggregation website Metacritic, holding an average score of 67.[2] GameSpot gave the game a 7.9 praising the humor and presentation,[3] while IGN gave the game a 5.1 criticizing the skateboarding mechanics for its simplicity.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Go! Go! Hypergrind Ships". GamersHell. Retrieved November 16, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Go! Go! Hypergrind for GameCube Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved November 16, 2016. 
  3. ^ Navarro, Alex (November 14, 2003). "Go! Go! Hypergrind Review". GameSpot. Retrieved November 16, 2016. 
  4. ^ Irwin, Mary Jane (November 17, 2003). "Go! Go! Hypergrind". IGN. Retrieved November 16, 2016. 

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