GripShift

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For the bike gear-change method, see Grip Shift.
GripShift
PSP-GripShift-FrontCover.jpg
Developer(s) Sidhe
Publisher(s) Red Mile Entertainment,
Platform Publishing,
Ubisoft Entertainment
Sony Online Entertainment (PSN)
Sidhe (XBLA)
Designer(s) Andy Satterthwaite
Engine PhyreEngine
Platform(s) PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Network, Xbox 360 (XBLA)
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Puzzle, Platformer, Driving, Action
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer

GripShift is a hybrid title video game that was developed by Sidhe and co-published by Red Mile Entertainment, Sony Online Entertainment and Ubisoft Entertainment for the PlayStation Portable handheld in 2005. The game was later released for download on PlayStation 3 via the PlayStation Store (it is no longer available for purchase since 2014), and for the Xbox 360 via Xbox Live Arcade. GripShift is a cross between a platform/puzzle game like Super Monkey Ball and a driving game like Stunt Car Racer.[2]

Gameplay[edit]

GripShift is a racing video game. The PSP version features official downloadable tracks at the official website. The "Turbo Expansion Pack" downloadable content was released on February 13, 2008 exclusively for the Xbox 360 version. The content adds new single-player and multiplayer modes, eight Race Tracks, eight Deathmatch Arenas, and eighteen new music tracks.[3]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
PS3 PSP Xbox 360
Edge N/A 7/10[4] N/A
EGM N/A 5.5/10[5] N/A
Eurogamer N/A 7/10[6] 8/10[7]
Famitsu N/A 27/40[8] N/A
Game Informer N/A 8.25/10[9] N/A
GameSpot 6.5/10[10] 6.5/10[11] N/A
GameSpy N/A 3/5 stars[12] N/A
GameZone N/A 7.8/10[13] 8/10[14]
IGN 7/10[15] 7.5/10[16] 7/10[17]
OPM (US) N/A 3.5/5 stars[18] N/A
OXM (US) N/A N/A 5.5/10[19]
The Sydney Morning Herald N/A 4/5 stars[20] N/A
Aggregate score
Metacritic 67/100[21] 70/100[22] 72/100[23]

The game received "average" reviews on all platforms according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[23][22][21] In Japan, Famitsu gave the PSP version a score of three sevens and one six for a total of 27 out of 40.[8]

At the 2005 Australian Game Developers Conference GripShift won "Best Handheld Game", "Best Level Design" and "Best Game Design".[citation needed] In late 2005 IGN awarded GripShift runner-up to Lumines for the most innovative design for a handheld game in their annual Game of the Year Awards.[citation needed] GripShift also won "Best Handheld Game" in the 2005 Sumea awards.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GripShift Release Information for PSP". GameFAQs. Retrieved August 17, 2015. 
  2. ^ Eberspecher, Tom (December 10, 2007). "Arkadian Warriors and Gripshift Coming to Xbox LIVE Arcade". Gamerscore. Archived from the original on December 12, 2007. Retrieved August 17, 2015. 
  3. ^ Berardini, César A. (February 13, 2008). "GripShift Gets Turbo Expansion Pack. New Screens Inside". TeamXbox. Archived from the original on July 20, 2013. Retrieved August 17, 2015. 
  4. ^ Edge staff (December 2005). "GripShift (PSP)". Edge (156): 110. 
  5. ^ EGM staff (October 2005). "GripShift (PSP)". Electronic Gaming Monthly (196): 122. 
  6. ^ Bramwell, Tom (December 12, 2005). "Gripshift (PSP)". Eurogamer. Retrieved August 18, 2015. 
  7. ^ Bramwell, Tom (December 17, 2007). "GripShift (X360)". Eurogamer. Retrieved August 18, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b Gantayat, Anoop (March 1, 2006). "Now Playing in Japan (Page 2)". IGN. Retrieved October 20, 2016. 
  9. ^ "GripShift (PSP)". Game Informer (150): 150. October 2005. 
  10. ^ Thomas, Aaron (January 8, 2007). "GripShift Review (PS3)". GameSpot. Retrieved August 17, 2015. 
  11. ^ Navarro, Alex (September 14, 2005). "GripShift Review (PSP)". GameSpot. Retrieved August 17, 2015. 
  12. ^ Steinberg, Steve (October 4, 2005). "GameSpy: GripShift (PSP)". GameSpy. Retrieved August 18, 2015. 
  13. ^ Lafferty, Michael (October 15, 2005). "GripShift - PSP - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 6, 2008. Retrieved August 18, 2015. 
  14. ^ Woodward, Stephen (December 19, 2007). "Gripshift - 360 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 6, 2008. Retrieved August 18, 2015. 
  15. ^ Haynes, Jeff (January 8, 2007). "Gripshift Review (PS3)". IGN. Retrieved August 17, 2015. 
  16. ^ Castro, Juan (September 13, 2005). "GripShift (PSP)". IGN. Retrieved August 17, 2015. 
  17. ^ Ahearn, Nate (December 12, 2007). "GripShift Review (X360)". IGN. Retrieved August 17, 2015. 
  18. ^ "GripShift (PSP)". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 108. October 2005. 
  19. ^ "GripShift". Official Xbox Magazine: 65. January 2008. 
  20. ^ Hill, Jason (January 19, 2006). "Gripshift (PSP)". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved August 18, 2015. 
  21. ^ a b "GripShift for PlayStation 3 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved August 17, 2015. 
  22. ^ a b "GripShift for PSP Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved August 17, 2015. 
  23. ^ a b "GripShift for Xbox 360 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved August 17, 2015. 

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