Jackass: The Game

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Jackass: The Game
Jackass Game front.jpg
Developer(s)
Publisher(s)Red Mile Entertainment
Platform(s)
ReleasePlayStation 2
  • NA: September 24, 2007
  • EU: November 23, 2007
  • AU: December 24, 2007
PlayStation Portable
  • NA: September 27, 2007
  • EU: November 23, 2007
  • AU: April 3, 2008
Nintendo DS
  • NA: January 8, 2008
  • EU: June 1, 2008
  • AU: September 19, 2008
Genre(s)Party
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Jackass: The Game is a party video game based on the television series Jackass. It was developed by Sidhe for the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable, while the Nintendo DS version was developed by Sensory Sweep Studios. The game was published by Red Mile Entertainment.

All of the Jackass cast (excluding Bam Margera, who did not appear in the game due to contractual commitments with Activision) and crew provided their own voices and supply their likenesses for the game. The game uses motion capture to replicate the cast's movements. However, Ryan Dunn did not participate in the filming of the motion capture due to him being diagnosed with depression because of a blood clot that he had since the end of filming Jackass Number Two. He does, however, voice his in-game character. Johnny Knoxville and other members of the Jackass team also provided stunt ideas to the developers based on unused stunts from the show.[1]

Gameplay[edit]

In an article by IGN, it was stated that the video game would consist of a set of 40 minigames that closely follow aspects of both the series and the movies. Wee Man has his own set of minigames in the video game. It is stated on the official game website that the DS version has an open environment with which players interact to pull off stunts.

Plot[edit]

After Jeff Tremaine is hospitalized, the crew calls upon the player to step up and fill the role as director of Jackass. The player's goal is to collect the best footage from up to 36 different stunts throughout the game to create an all-new season of Jackass for MTV. All stunts have a minimum requirement for content before MTV will approve an episode for broadcast. These requirements are broken up into specific objectives for each stunt. The new season requires seven episodes of Jackass footage.

Gameplay[edit]

Jackass: The Game offers two gameplay modes for players, as well as two bonus features:

  • MTV Story Mode: The primary campaign mode for Jackass: The Game. By playing through this mode, the player can unlock new content within the game, such as new characters and outfits.
  • Episodes: Stunts are collected into groups called "Episodes". Episodes in the game are similar to the format and structure of the TV series, collecting a series of five stunts which may or may not be related by a general theme. In each episode, the player is free to complete the stunts in any order.

Additionally, Jackass: The Game contains two bonus features within the game:

  • Director Mode: This mode gives players the ability to use their saved replays from various stunts and edit the footage as they see fit. Players are given a variety of different camera angles to edit each replay how they'd like. This feature is only available in the PSP version.
  • Theater: This feature contains actual stunts from the Jackass TV series for players to view. Theater mode includes stunts such as "The Vomelet", "Party Boy", and "The Cup Test". This feature also includes a special behind-the-scenes look at the Jackass cast recording their individual voice-overs for the game.

Reception[edit]

The PlayStation 2 and PSP versions received "mixed" reviews, while the DS version received "unfavorable" reviews, according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[12][17][18]

Jackass: The Game for PSP was awarded the IGN PlayStation Portable Readers Game of the Month for September 2007.[19]

The PSP version also won the award in the User Generated Content category at the TUANZ Business Internet 2007 Awards in November 2007 on the strength of its video capture, editing, and sharing tools.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jackass to painfully become a video game this September @ Gaming Target
  2. ^ Sharkey, Scott (October 11, 2007). "Jackass: The Game (PS2)". 1UP.com. Archived from the original on March 9, 2013. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  3. ^ Sharkey, Scott (October 11, 2007). "Jackass: The Game (PSP)". 1UP.com. Archived from the original on March 10, 2013. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  4. ^ Lyon, James (November 24, 2007). "PS2 Roundup Review". Eurogamer. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  5. ^ Reeves, Ben (November 2007). "Jackass: The Game (PSP)". Game Informer. Archived from the original on January 11, 2008. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  6. ^ Son Of The Shining Path (September 24, 2007). "Review: Jackass: The Game (PSP)". GamePro. Archived from the original on October 11, 2007. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  7. ^ Davis, Ryan (October 1, 2007). "Jackass the Game Review (PS2)". GameSpot. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  8. ^ Davis, Ryan (October 3, 2007). "Jackass the Game Review (PSP)". GameSpot. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  9. ^ Platt, Dylan (October 30, 2007). "Jackass: The Game - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 4, 2008. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  10. ^ Folkers, Brandon (October 31, 2007). "Jackass: The Game - PSP - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 5, 2008. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  11. ^ Harris, Craig (January 17, 2008). "Jackass the Game DS Review". IGN. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  12. ^ a b c "Jackass the Game Critic Reviews for PlayStation 2". Metacritic. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  13. ^ a b Roper, Chris (September 21, 2007). "Jackass: The Game Review". IGN. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  14. ^ Luke (October 26, 2007). "Jackass the Game Review (PSP)". PALGN. Archived from the original on May 13, 2012. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  15. ^ a b "Review: Jackass: The Game". PSM: 86. November 2007.
  16. ^ Marriott, Scott Alan (October 30, 2007). "Jackass: The Game (PS2)". X-Play. Archived from the original on November 22, 2008. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  17. ^ a b "Jackass the Game Critic Reviews for DS". Metacritic. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  18. ^ a b "Jackass the Game Critic Reviews for PSP". Metacritic. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  19. ^ IGN: Game of the Month: September 2007
  20. ^ "TUANZ - 2007 Awards Finalists". Archived from the original on February 13, 2008. Retrieved January 31, 2008.

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