Jackass: The Game

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Jackass: The Game
Jackass Game front.jpg
Developer(s)Sidhe (PS2, PSP)
Sensory Sweep Studios (DS)
Publisher(s)Red Mile Entertainment (DS)
Empire Interactive (PS2 and PSP)
MTV Games
Platform(s)PlayStation 2
Nintendo DS
PlayStation Portable
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)Action-adventure, extreme sports

Jackass: The Game is a video game based on the television series Jackass. It was developed under license by Sidhe for the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable. The Nintendo DS version of the game was developed by Sensory Sweep Studios in.

All of the Jackass cast (excluding Bam Margera, who does not appear in the game due to contractual commitments with Activision) and crew provided their own voices and supply their likenesses for the game, according to Sidhe Interactive. 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. He does, however, voice his in-game character. Johnny Knoxville and other members of the Jackass team also provided stunt ideas to the developer based on unused stunts from the show.[1]

Gameplay[edit]

In an article by IGN.com, 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. Jason "Wee-Man" Acuña 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.

Storyline[edit]

After Jeff Tremaine is hospitalized due to suffering (in the words of Johnny Knoxville) a "vagina sprain" (it is shown in the first cutscene between stages that Tremaine had slipped on a banana peel and crashed crotch-first into a fire hydrant as a result of a prank), the crew calls upon you to step up and fill the role as director of Jackass. Your 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 modes and Features[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, you 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.

Playable Characters[edit]

  • Johnny Knoxville - One of the four characters that you immediately unlock at the start of the game. Three unlockable costumes.
  • Ryan Dunn - One of the four characters that you immediately unlock at the start of the game. Three unlockable costumes.
  • Steve-O - One of the four characters that you immediately unlock at the start of the game. Two unlockable costumes.
  • Chris Pontius - One of the four characters that you immediately unlock at the start of the game. Three unlockable costumes.
  • Preston Lacy - Unlocked in Episode 2. Three unlockable costumes.
  • Dave England - Unlocked in Episode 5. Three unlockable costumes.
  • Ehren McGhehey - Unlocked in Episode 4. Four unlockable costumes.
  • Leeza Gibbons - The host of an Entertainment Tonight type celebrity gossip show that appears throughout the cut scenes. One unlockable costume.
  • The Attendant - A nerdy employee at a variety of locations in the game. Appears in the Party Boy stunt and the Golf Rally stunt. One unlockable costume.
  • Jeff Tremaine - The director of the Jackass TV series and movies.
  • Dimitry Elyashkevich - The camera operator of the Jackass TV series and movies.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
PublicationScore
DSPS2PSP
1UP.comN/AD+[2]C[3]
EurogamerN/A5/10[4]N/A
Game InformerN/AN/A6.25/10[5]
GameProN/AN/A2/5 stars[6]
GameSpotN/A6.5/10[7]6.5/10[8]
GameZoneN/A7.2/10[9]7/10[10]
IGN4/10[11]6/10[12][13]6.8/10[13]
PALGNN/AN/A6/10[14]
PSMN/A6/10[15]6.5/10[15]
X-PlayN/A2/5 stars[16]N/A
Aggregate score
Metacritic35/100[17]58/100[12]58/100[18]

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]

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  3. ^ Sharkey, Scott (2007-10-11). "Jackass: The Game (PSP)". 1UP.com. Archived from the original on 2013-03-10. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  4. ^ Lyon, James (2007-11-24). "PS2 Roundup Review". Eurogamer. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  5. ^ Reeves, Ben (November 2007). "Jackass: The Game (PSP)". Game Informer. Archived from the original on 2008-01-11. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  6. ^ Son Of The Shining Path (2007-09-24). "Review: Jackass: The Game (PSP)". GamePro. Archived from the original on 2007-10-11. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  7. ^ Davis, Ryan (2007-10-01). "Jackass the Game Review (PS2)". GameSpot. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  8. ^ Davis, Ryan (2007-10-03). "Jackass the Game Review (PSP)". GameSpot. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  9. ^ Platt, Dylan (2007-10-30). "Jackass: The Game - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 2008-10-04. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  10. ^ Folkers, Brandon (2007-10-31). "Jackass: The Game - PSP - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 2008-10-05. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  11. ^ Harris, Craig (2008-01-17). "Jackass the Game DS Review". IGN. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  12. ^ a b c "Jackass the Game Critic Reviews for PlayStation 2". Metacritic. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  13. ^ a b Roper, Chris (2007-09-21). "Jackass: The Game Review". IGN. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  14. ^ Luke (2007-10-26). "Jackass the Game Review (PSP)". PALGN. Archived from the original on 2012-05-13. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  15. ^ a b "Review: Jackass: The Game". PSM: 86. November 2007.
  16. ^ Marriott, Scott Alan (2007-10-30). "Jackass: The Game (PS2)". X-Play. Archived from the original on 2008-11-22. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  17. ^ a b "Jackass the Game Critic Reviews for DS". Metacritic. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  18. ^ a b "Jackass the Game Critic Reviews for PSP". Metacritic. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  19. ^ IGN: Game of the Month: September 2007
  20. ^ "TUANZ - 2007 Awards Finalists". Archived from the original on 2008-02-13. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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