Summary: This is a racing game with a twist. You solve puzzles all the while trying to win a race. The graphics and gameplay are top notch. The replay value is high. Anyone who loves racing games should consider this diamond.
Summary: I was amazed with all of the fun I was having when I started playing Gripshift. Most handheld systems don't have beautiful graphics, aside from this and the Nintendo Ds or lite. I was getting pretty good at it, yet I kept on losing. I decided to go to the next level. That's another great thing about this game: you don't have to be stuck on one level forever. This game gives you some creative control. Choosing your car, driver etc. and I have always enjoyed that.
Summary: Presentation - 4.5 Colourful, funky, slick - the production values are high, and the game is attractive. Graphics - 4.0 This is a pretty game. I'm not entirely sure what the PSP is capable of, but I'm pretty happy with what I'm seeing. Frame-rates are solid. Sound - 4.0 Compulsive beats, and good effects - neither annoy me either, which in a game where you hear both often is a major bonus. I've a low tolerance for that. I'd say the whole sound package is solid.
Summary: Most of the reviews I have read about this game have been dead wrong. THey grade the game as a poor racer. Though I would take issue with that, this game is hardly a racer. It is much closer to a brilliant monkeyball game with a twist. Monkey ball is way fun, but monkeyball as a car on insane tracks is incredible. THis game is a complete rip off of the pc game track mania, which is a wonderful game.
Summary: First thing you must know, this game is not a racer. Everyone knows the PSP has enough racers, and this isn't in that category. It has some racing in it, but its so much more. Its been said before, but its a combination racer, platformer, and puzzle game. The game play is addictive and a lot of fun. Its one of those games where you want to play it for "just a few more minutes" and end up spending hours with it.
Summary: GripShift fits right in with a couple PC games I really enjoy, MarbleBlast and TrackMania. I don't know why some game sites aren't giving this game a better score. It's got a large variety of suspended tracks with various objectives: a) race throught to get the fastest time, b) pick up all the stars and make it to the end before the clock runs out, c) figure out how to navigate off the track, pick up a bonus and make it to the finish line in time.
Summary: The single player mode is where you spend most of your time. In this mode, you can choose to play the game many challenging track, or take on computer-controlled opponents Racing in typical fashion. You can also play a variety of bonus games which are open to the credit of the challenge tracks, but most of the bonus game is not much more than a pleasant diversion from the challenge mode.
Pros: detailed look of cars and tracks, variety of music in many diffrent tracks
Cons: little disappointed in the offbeat gameplay style of GripShift