Outlaw Volleyball

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Outlaw Volleyball
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Developer(s) Hypnotix
Publisher(s) Simon & Schuster Interactive
TDK Mediactive (Xbox EUR)
Global Star Software (PS2)
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, Xbox
Release Xbox
  • NA: July 9, 2003
  • JP: October 23, 2003
  • PAL: November 7, 2003
PlayStation 2
  • PAL: April 8, 2004
  • NA: May 17, 2005
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) multiplayer video game
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Outlaw Volleyball is a video game based on the sport of volleyball. It was originally published for Xbox and included a sampler CD of tunes by cover band Diffuser. It was later ported to PlayStation 2 with two new courts and a handful of additional player costumes, accessories, etc. under the title Outlaw Volleyball Remixed. The game features Steve Carell as the announcer.

Gameplay[edit]

The game follows the normal rules of volleyball and a standard game with standard rules can be played. However, there are a number of different modes that mix up the standard formula. One example is Hot Potato, where the ball is played as a timer ticks down, and once it runs out the ball explodes upon impact of the nearest player. Another is "Casino Round", where the longer the volley, the more money the scoring team on that play gets. Individual settings can also be altered within these modes, such as adjusting whether only the serving team can score a point ("side out" rule) or any team who wins the volley gets a point.

Fighting with other characters in an option before a serve where a player can choose to fight an opponent on the other side of the net. If the player wins they earn the victim's momentum bar. Beating tokens are earned after great plays and a turnover of the serve.

Locations on the Tour:

Characters[edit]

16 characters are available in this game, most representing a stereotype of a nationality, culture, or archetype, exaggerated for comedic effect:

  • Leon, an African-American jock.
  • Lizzy, a punk girl.
  • El Suave, a sort of "Don Juan".
  • Shawnee, a Native American young woman.
  • Ice Trey, a R'n'B Singer.
  • Doe Joe, a Japanese fan of Elvis.
  • Summer, a blonde stripper/physicist.
  • Clem, a hillbilly man.
  • Donna, a sort of Italian "queen bee".
  • Chica, a proud Puerto Rican woman.
  • Natasha, a cold Russian soldier.
  • Harley, a biker chick.
  • Harvest, a hippie girl.
  • Killer Miller, a bad assassin.
  • Nikki, a rock'n'roll fan.
  • Scrummy, an alcoholic Irishman.

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Released as a rental-only exclusive for Blockbuster, and meant to serve as a side game to the original rather than a full-fledged sequel. The game is set in Hell and contains only one court, the "Pit of Hell", which wasn't in the original Outlaw Volleyball. Returning characters also had slight outfit variants to reflect the setting, like red horns and devil wings. The game can now be found at many used game retailers.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
PS2 Xbox
AllGame N/A 3.5/5 stars[1]
EGM N/A 7.83/10[2]
Game Informer N/A 8.25/10[3]
GamePro N/A 4.5/5 stars[4]
Game Revolution N/A B[5]
GameSpot 5.8/10[6] 7/10[7]
GameSpy N/A 3/5 stars[8]
GameZone N/A 8.5/10[9]
IGN N/A 8/10[10]
OXM (US) N/A 8.2/10[11]
The Cincinnati Enquirer N/A 3.5/5 stars[12]
Playboy N/A 50%[13]
Aggregate scores
GameRankings 63.65%[14] 78.49%[15]
Metacritic 57/100[16] 77/100[17]

Reviews ranged from positive to very mixed. GameRankings and Metacritic gave Outlaw Volleyball a score of 79% and 77 out of 100,[15][17] and also gave Outlaw Volleyball Remixed a score of 64% and 57 out of 100.[14][16]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marriott, Scott Alan. "Outlaw Volleyball - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 15, 2014. Retrieved November 21, 2014. 
  2. ^ EGM staff (September 2003). "Outlaw Volleyball". Electronic Gaming Monthly (171): 132. 
  3. ^ Mason, Lisa (September 2003). "Outlaw Volleyball". Game Informer (125): 120. Archived from the original on June 24, 2008. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  4. ^ Tokyo Drifter (July 18, 2003). "Outlaw Volleyball Review for Xbox on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on February 12, 2005. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  5. ^ Liu, Johnny (July 2003). "Outlaw Volleyball Review". Game Revolution. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  6. ^ Davis, Ryan (June 22, 2005). "Outlaw Volleyball Remixed Review". GameSpot. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  7. ^ Davis, Ryan (July 16, 2003). "Outlaw Volleyball Review". GameSpot. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  8. ^ Meston, Zach (July 26, 2003). "GameSpy: Outlaw Volleyball". GameSpy. Archived from the original on January 9, 2006. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  9. ^ Valentino, Nick (July 27, 2003). "Outlaw Volleyball - XB - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 1, 2007. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  10. ^ Boulding, Aaron (July 10, 2003). "Outlaw Volleyball Review". IGN. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Outlaw Volleyball". Official Xbox Magazine: 80. September 2003. 
  12. ^ Saltzman, Marc (August 12, 2003). "Outlaw Volleyball fun for older players". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Archived from the original on October 1, 2007. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Outlaw Volleyball". Playboy: 34. July 2003. 
  14. ^ a b "Outlaw Volleyball Remixed for PlayStation 2". GameRankings. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "Outlaw Volleyball for Xbox". GameRankings. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "Outlaw Volleyball Remixed for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  17. ^ a b "Outlaw Volleyball for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 

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