SX Superstar

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SX Superstar
North American Xbox cover art
North American Xbox cover art
Developer(s) Climax Studios
Publisher(s) AKA Acclaim
Platform(s) Xbox, GameCube, PlayStation 2
Release date(s) Xbox
  • NA: June 26, 2003
  • PAL: July 4, 2003
GameCube
  • NA: June 30, 2003
  • PAL: July 4, 2003
PlayStation 2
  • PAL: July 1, 2003
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

SX Superstar is a video game of the racing genre by Climax Studios and published by Acclaim under their AKA Acclaim brand. It was released for the Xbox, GameCube, and PlayStation 2. It was announced on April 22, 2003[1] and was released on June 26, 2003 for GameCube and on June 30, 2003 for Xbox in North America.[2]

Modes[edit]

  • Arena: As it sounds, this mode involves you racing through an arena, usually they have large jumps and sharp turns.
  • Baja: It is very similar in style to uphill as it has the player going through gates throughout the level, while racing against others.
  • Stunt: In stunt you attempt to accumulate as many points as you can in the given time.
  • World Record: This generally has the player attempting to do very difficult things. For example, jumping over the Grand Canyon.
  • Uphill: Has the player going through gates set throughout the level, an arrow guides the player.

Locations[edit]

SX Superstar has five different locations to choose from, each location will contain some of the above modes, not one level contains every mode. The locations and modes they contain are as follows:

  • UK: Contains Arena, Baja, Stunt, and World Record.
  • USA: Contains Arena, Baja, Uphill and World Record.
  • Italy: Contains Arena, Baja, and Stunt.
  • Jamaica: Contains Arena, Baja, and Stunt.
  • Egypt: Contains Arena and Baja.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
GC PS2 Xbox
EGM 3.83/10[3] N/A N/A
Game Informer 6/10[4] N/A 6.5/10[5]
GamePro N/A N/A 3.5/5 stars[6]
GameSpot 6.7/10[7] N/A 6.7/10[7]
GameSpy 2/5 stars[8] N/A N/A
GameZone N/A N/A 6/10[9]
IGN 3.6/10[10] N/A 3.6/10[11]
Nintendo Power 3.1/5[12] N/A N/A
OXM N/A N/A 3.7/10[13]
X-Play N/A N/A 2/5 stars[14]
Aggregate scores
GameRankings 56.59%[15] 62.45%[16] 52.13%[17]
Metacritic 59/100[18] N/A 53/100[19]

The game was met with mixed reception. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 63% for the PlayStation 2 version;[16] 57% and 59 out of 100 for the GameCube version;[15][18] and 52% and 53 out of 100 for the Xbox version.[17][19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Calvert, Justin (April 22, 2003). "SX Superstar announced". GameSpot. Retrieved November 28, 2014. 
  2. ^ Calvert, Justin (June 30, 2003). "SX Superstar ships". GameSpot. Retrieved November 28, 2014. 
  3. ^ EGM staff (September 2003). "SX Superstar (GC)". Electronic Gaming Monthly (170): 122. Archived from the original on January 1, 2004. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  4. ^ Helgeson, Matt (August 2003). "SX Superstar (GC)". Game Informer (124): 93. Archived from the original on August 27, 2004. Retrieved November 28, 2014. 
  5. ^ Barber, Chet (August 2003). "SX Superstar (Xbox)". Game Informer (124): 99. Archived from the original on November 15, 2004. Retrieved November 28, 2014. 
  6. ^ Fennec Fox (July 7, 2003). "SX Superstar Review for Xbox on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on February 14, 2005. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Varanini, Giancarlo (June 30, 2003). "SX Superstar Review". GameSpot. Retrieved November 28, 2014. 
  8. ^ Freeman, Matthew (June 28, 2003). "GameSpy: SX Superstar (GCN)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on December 1, 2005. Retrieved November 28, 2014. 
  9. ^ Valentino, Nick (July 16, 2003). "SX Superstar - XB - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on January 25, 2009. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  10. ^ Irwin, Mary Jane (August 13, 2003). "SX Superstar Review (GCN)". IGN. Retrieved November 28, 2014. 
  11. ^ Irwin, Mary Jane (June 24, 2003). "SX Superstar Review (Xbox)". IGN. Retrieved November 28, 2014. 
  12. ^ "SX Superstar". Nintendo Power. 171: 136. September 2003. 
  13. ^ "SX Superstar". Official Xbox Magazine: 83. September 2003. 
  14. ^ D'Aprile, Jason (July 24, 2003). "'SX Superstar' (Xbox) Review". X-Play. Archived from the original on February 6, 2004. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "SX Superstar for GameCube". GameRankings. Retrieved November 28, 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "SX Superstar for PlayStation 2". GameRankings. Retrieved November 28, 2014. 
  17. ^ a b "SX Superstar for Xbox". GameRankings. Retrieved November 28, 2014. 
  18. ^ a b "SX Superstar for GameCube Reviews [mislabeled as "Speed Kings"]". Metacritic. Archived from the original on September 13, 2008. Retrieved November 28, 2014. 
  19. ^ a b "SX Superstar for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved November 28, 2014. 

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