X Games SnoCross

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X Games SnoCross
X Games SnoCross PS2 cover.jpg
PS2 box art
Developer(s) Konami (PS2, Xbox)
2XL Games (mobile)
Raw Thrills (arcade)
Publisher(s) ESPN
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, Xbox, iOS, Arcade
Release 2002, 2010, 2012
Genre(s) Racing
Cabinet Sit-down

X Games SnoCross may refer to three racing games licensed by ESPN. Each of the three, based on the X Games' Snocross events, were released in 2002, 2010 and 2012.

2002 game[edit]

ESPN Winter X Games Snocross was released on January 17, 2002 for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. One of two snowmobile racing games released that year, along with EA Sports Big's Sled Storm, the game was developed by Konami.[1] Among the six available riders is X Games gold medalist Tucker Hibbert.[2] The tracks have destructible environments and players can also find shortcuts while racing.[3]

The game has two modes: Snocross and Arcade. Snocross allows for players to compete in X Games-style racing, while Arcade has players attempting to record high scores. X Games Snocross has multiplayer capabilities, though the PS2 version only has two-player racing while the Xbox version can have up to four players.[2][4]

Mobile game[edit]

X Games Snocross is a Snocross game from ESPN and 2XL Games that was released on January 18, 2010. Snocross was the first game demoed on the Apple iPad on stage January 27, 2010 by Scott Forstall.[5]

The game has six tracks to race on and allows players to design their own rider; X Games competitors Levi LaVallee and Heath Frisby also appear in the game.[6] In single-player, the game features an Arcade and Career mode, along with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth multiplayer capabilities.[7]

Arcade game[edit]

In 2012, an arcade game titled Winter X Games Snocross was released. Developed by Raw Thrills, the game debuted in 2012. After a race, players receive a QR code that they can scan to upload their scores to Facebook.[8] When players scan the code, the location of the machine is registered to allow for marketing. Additionally, Raw Thrills created a leaderboard that features stats like best times, best tricks, takedowns, jump distance, airtime and games played.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ESPN Winter X-Games Snocross Preview". PSXextreme. Retrieved August 13, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "ESPN WINTER X GAMES SNOCROSS". IGN. December 5, 2001. Retrieved August 13, 2016. 
  3. ^ Ahmed, Shahed (November 28, 2001). "Konami announces ESPN Winter X Games Snocross". GameSpot. Retrieved August 13, 2016. 
  4. ^ "ESPN WINTER X GAMES SNOCROSS". IGN. November 19, 2001. Retrieved August 13, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Gaming on iPad". IGN. January 27, 2010. 
  6. ^ "ESPN Releases First Ever X Games SnoCross Mobile App". Fox Racing. January 26, 2010. Retrieved August 13, 2016. 
  7. ^ "YOU’LL JUMP FOR X GAMES SNOCROSS FOR IPHONE". Touch Reviews. Retrieved August 13, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Winter X Games SnoCross". Raw Thrills. Retrieved August 13, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Winter X Games Snocross Arcade Begins Production Monday". Arcade Heroes. October 26, 2012. Retrieved August 13, 2016. 

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