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Surf's Up
6.5 out of 10

Surf's Up

Innovative arcade and surf feeling with players performing a v Read more

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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 5
5.0
Gameplay 7
7.0
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 6
6.0
Funfactor 5
5.0

Surfs Up

ME Gamers
10 August 2007
  • Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Surf’s up is the game based on the animated comedy from Sony pictures. The movie itself is about some surfer penguins competing against other surfers in the annual "Reggie Belafonte Big Z Memorial Surf Off" tournament held in Pen Gu Island. Cody Maverick along with all the other famous faces from the movie is present here for you to choose and play and also some unlockable characters like Big Z himself are accessible when you meet certain...
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Surf's Up

uk.gamespot.com
1 June 2007
  • Conclusion: Surf's Up deserves a bit of credit for turning in something that isn't just a cakewalk action platformer that does a lousy job of retelling the film's story. Sure, it would have been nice if the developers had included any story to speak of, but from a gameplay perspective, the surfing-on-rails mechanic works better than you'd expect and provides periodic moments of legitimate fun.
  • Pros: Solid gameplay design complemented by a decent trick system, Good visuals and voice acting.
  • Cons: Wii version is missing a trick style, Championship mode can be beaten in 90 minutes, and there are barely any supplemental modes, Physics and animations can sometimes get kooky and glitchy, Lame soundtrack.
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Overall 6
6.2

Expert Review

GameSpot
1 June 2007
  • Summary: Thank god for the occasional bucked trend. Surf's Up could very easily have been yet another lamely produced platformer or action adventure game based on an animated film. Instead, it's an oddly competent surfing game. The game eschews any attempts at retelling the film's story, and is instead content to act purely as a companion piece, letting you play as all the key characters from the film in a game that feels like a combo of Kelly Slater and Wave Race for kids.
  • Pros: Solid gameplay design complemented by a decent trick system, Good visuals and voice acting
  • Cons: Wii version is missing a trick style, Championship mode can be beaten in 90 minutes, and there are barely any supplemental modes, Physics and animations can sometimes get kooky and glitchy, Lame soundtrack
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