Supercross 2000

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Supercross 2000
Supercross2000.JPG
Box art
Developer(s) MBL Research
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts (EA)
Composer(s) Jerry Martin
Platform(s) Nintendo 64, PlayStation
Release date(s) PlayStation
  • NA October 31, 1999
  • EU 1999
Nintendo 64
  • NA October 31, 1999
  • EU February 2000
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer

Supercross 2000 is a racing game for the Nintendo 64 and PlayStation based on the motorbike racing sport of supercross. It was released at the end of 1999 by EA Sports, and includes campaign and multiplayer modes, as well as a "free play" feature for practicing tricks, similar to many other trick containing sports games. Supercross 2000 supports all of Nintendo's Pak peripherals. Controller Pak support is included to save settings, seasons and ghosts. Rumble Pak support is available to feel all the jumps and bumps. Expansion Pak support in the form of a high-res mode is also included.

It is not the same game as Jeremy McGrath Supercross 2000 (by Acclaim), despite their similar names.

Gameplay[edit]

Supercross 2000 offers a range of race and freestyle modes. Quick Race is available for gamers who want to race without worrying about options. Similarly, a Quick Freestyle option is included. Additionally, there are Single Race, Freestyle, Practice and Season modes. Single Race lets one or two players race on 16 Supercross or five amateur tracks. The Freestyle mode is a timed competition for one or two players to see who can pull off the most stunts. Practice is for some solo action and includes an option for saving a ghost. Finally, there is a Season mode for one player to compete in the entire 16-track EA Sports Supercross Series.

Supercross 2000 is licensed by the AMA and by Pace Motor Sports. It includes all 16 real stadium tracks from the EA Sports-sponsored series, as well as 25 of the top Supercross and freestyle riders from the 1998 season and features play-by-play commentary from Art Eckman of ESPN.

Features[edit]

  • Authentic factory bikes like the Honda CRs, Kawasaki KX, Yamaha YZ and Suzuki RM.
  • Picture-in-picture stunt camera shows close-ups of midair acrobatics in the middle of stunt jumps.
  • Play-by-play announcing from David Bailey.
  • Advanced motorcycle physics models.
  • Stunt jumps include heel-clickers, nac-nacs, pancakes and the fender grabs.
  • Three dedicated stunt arenas.
  • Season, Career and Freestyle stunt mode.
  • Tracks wear down and change as a race progresses, developing grooves and ruts.
  • Split-screen two-player racing.

Riders[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
N64 PS
AllGame 3/5 stars[1] 2.5/5 stars[2]
EGM N/A 4.38/10[3]
GameFan 82%[5] N/A
Game Informer 6.75/10[4] N/A
GamePro 3.5/5 stars[6] 3/5 stars[7]
GameSpot 6.2/10[8] 4.7/10[9]
IGN 8.1/10[10] 4.2/10[11]
Nintendo Power 7.4/10[12] N/A
OPM (US) N/A 1.5/5 stars[13]
The Cincinnati Enquirer 3/4 stars[14] 3/4 stars[14]
Aggregate score
GameRankings 73%[15] 58%[16]

The game received "mixed or average reviews" on both platforms according to video game review aggregator GameRankings.[15][16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McCall, Scott. "Supercross 2000 (N64) - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 16, 2014. Retrieved March 10, 2016. 
  2. ^ Wigmore, Glenn. "Supercross 2000 (PS) - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 14, 2014. Retrieved March 10, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Supercross 2000 (PS)". Electronic Gaming Monthly. 2000. 
  4. ^ Reppen, Erik (January 24, 2000). "Supercross 2000 (N64)". Game Informer. Archived from the original on May 17, 2000. Retrieved March 10, 2016. 
  5. ^ "REVIEW for Supercross 2000 (N64)". GameFan. November 24, 1999. 
  6. ^ "Supercross 2000 (N64)". GamePro. 2000. 
  7. ^ "Supercross 2000 (PS)". GamePro. 2000. 
  8. ^ Gerstmann, Jeff (December 13, 1999). "Supercross 2000 Review (N64)". GameSpot. Retrieved March 10, 2016. 
  9. ^ Gerstmann, Jeff (December 23, 1999). "Supercross 2000 Review (PS)". GameSpot. Retrieved March 10, 2016. 
  10. ^ Boulding, Aaron (December 3, 1999). "Supercross 2000 (N64)". IGN. Retrieved March 10, 2016. 
  11. ^ Nix, Marc (November 19, 1999). "Supercross 2000 (PS)". IGN. Retrieved March 10, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Supercross 2000". Nintendo Power 128: 144. January 2000. 
  13. ^ "Supercross 2000". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. 2000. 
  14. ^ a b Braxton-Brown, Justin (January 14, 2000). "Real-life cycle". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Archived from the original on July 1, 2001. Retrieved March 10, 2016. 
  15. ^ a b "Supercross 2000 for Nintendo 64". GameRankings. Retrieved March 10, 2016. 
  16. ^ a b "Supercross 2000 for PlayStation". GameRankings. Retrieved March 10, 2016. 

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