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PlayStation2
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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  • Ride a board unlimited by wheels, waves, or snow
  • Cruise on the very air
  • Mission-based Story Mode
  • Incredible tricks
  • Consistent, believable physics
  • 1-8 players
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Game Information

  • Platform:   PlayStation2
  • ELSPA Minimum Age: 11
  • Media: Video Game

Product details

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  • ASIN: B00005NZSS
  • Item Weight: 113 g
  • Release Date: 9 Nov 2001
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,706 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Product Description

Ride a flying skateboard through vast cityscapes, sinister secret bases and storage facilities, and around the top of a 100-story skyscraper. Unimpeded by gravity or friction, Airblade lets you move faster, jump higher, and perform more breathtaking, outrageous stunts than any Earth-bound board. There are tons of tricks to master, and hidden "Round The World" combos. Airblade features 10 game variations: five single-player modes (including Story Mode, Score Attack and the top secret Stunt Attack) four head-to-head two-player modes, (including Ribbon Tag, Show-Off, and Trick List modes) and Party Mode for up to eight players.

Amazon.co.uk Review

Taking skateboarding sims to a new level, Airblade for the PlayStation 2 puts the player at the controls of an airboard in a near-future city. The future, it seems, is a dangerous place, and when a friend of yours invents an anti-gravity skateboard (the Airblade of the title) and is promptly kidnapped by an evil corporation for his trouble it's up to you to race to the rescue.

Imagine Tony Hawk's with no wheels and what you have in essence is Airblade. It's possible to perform tricks in the style of standard extreme sports games but with the added advantage that you use the air to your best advantage. This manifests itself in some of the tasks to be completed in story mode (read: the rescue of your best pal from the evil corporation). At one point there's a complicated set of hand grabs required to swing your way up the side of a set of buildings in order to dangle from the landing skis of a hovering helicopter. It sounds complicated but it's actually really good fun and very well executed.

Airblade is a real treat for the eyes. The cityscapes are large and colourful and there're plenty of surfaces you can trick from; if you can see it (and reach it) then you can also grind and jump it--essential in some of the gaming modes for racking up a reasonable points score. All in all, Airblade is consistent and entertaining; the tunes are a little forgettable but the action more than makes up for this failing and creates an atmosphere that will have you filled with just-one-more-go syndrome. --Chris Russell


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Customer Reviews

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A game that keeps on entertaining 30 Aug 2002
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As other people have said in their reviews, Airblade is similsr to a skateboard but floats in the air a foot or so above the ground. However, the key to mastering Airblade is to use the vertical effectively.
This is not an easy game to master and therein lies its addiction. Airblade takes good hand co-ordination, which once achieved rewards you with a challenging story mode that requires you to master five levels that see you grinding across cablecar wires between skyscapers. Speaking as someone who doesn't like heights, that was too realistic.
Once the story mode has been completed this unlocks the score attack part of the game, which brings all new challenges to overcome.
My 9 -year old daughter and I have enjoyed and continue to enjoy this game (She has completed the story mode and several of the score attack levels). The multiplayer option is great fun as well, unfortunately she's too good at it and wipes the floor with me on a regular basis.
The quality of the games is excellent, with well drawn graphics that are very realistic with the exception of where the trucks hit you and the frames don't quite work right.
This game will keep you coming back for months. I thoroughly recommend it.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dont listen to the 1 star review!!!! 23 Nov 2001
I rented this game last weekend and it is class!
It is not mind numbingly repetitive boarding at all! Tony hawks and SSX are great games I agree but this is completely different and not in anyway at all a bad game!
The gameplay is brilliant and there is loads to do, there are numerous multiplayer games which are a great laugh and the story mode although difficult at times just requires you to learn the level and tasks needed to be completed so you can get it all complete within the time limit set.
I agree it does get frustarting but it gives you a great sense of achievement when complete and playing the levels time and time again is not repetitive as they are so good and you can take a different route around them every time!
There are tonnes of tricks you can perform here too and for each that you pull off consecutively it adds to a combo bar. The more you do the higher your score, In two player mode this is great you can work your way up to a tall building pulling off grinds and spins then onceup there leap off flying to the ground doing all sorts of mad stunts on your marty mcfly hoverboard!
My next buy definitely, I love it, I`m getting TH3 as well but this is definitely a different genre of game.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This game is Awesome 30 Aug 2001
Floating about on your board, you have three main actions: grab, trick, and grind. These are mapped to the top three face buttons. The trick button performs body tricks, smoothly-animated moves like flips and handstands the sci-fi back to the future style setting removes many of the constraints imposed on a more realistic games, resulting in some way over-the-top maneuvers). Grind lets you slide along rails and edges. Grab is a multipurpose button, though -- most times it just does grab tricks, but if you do it near a horizontal or vertical pole, you can swing around it like a gymnast and then let go to launch yourself through the air.
That plays into several of the level goals -- Airblade includes a story mode where you play two oppressed boarders trying to escape some sort of evil corporate thing called GPC. In one story level shown, you have to evade surveillance, which means smashing cameras by swinging on their mounting poles and pulling tricks through "Wanted" billboards. Another demands that you hop up to the high perches where a series of snipers are ensconced.
It's a good deal more fun as yet to just wander around the levels, though. There are open plazas full of grindable edges and rails, bridges to ride up and over, buildings ringed with ledges, dead-ends full of quarterpipes, and strong line design throughout. Combos are easy to pull off, and the transitional animations for both riders and boards make them look very good, because each trick fades nicely into the next one. Link together lots of tricks and, in addition to the cool animations and big point scores, you fill up an SSX-style boost meter, which can give you the speed you need to finish a tough level goal.
It's surprising to see a boarding title that manages to impress at the same show as Tony Hawk 3.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A rocking Game, but not enough. 28 Nov 2001
I don't know what everyone seems to have against this game, it looks great, plays well, is a lot of fun and has no loading times! The only minus point is the difficulty increase in the last two levels. The game will last forever if you are always trying to beat your best score, but if you are only going to play through once you'll miss a lot of fun!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Could be better 25 Jan 2002
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I bought this game about a month ago and atfirst it was OK but when you get to higher levels the game gets way to hard. You need a bit of expirience with skateboading games to play it right. I think if there's going to be a sequel, the should have better music and a option say you can set it to how hard you want it. could be better, but overall quite a good game.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Airblade 25 Jan 2002
"Airblade" is like so many games put together you have "Tony Hawks" style of skate boarding and you have to try and solve what to do on each level. If you have a "PS2" I would buy it because it is totally wicked.Best game around out at the moment I hope there will be "Airblade2"
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Airblade
Amazing product came brand new in its original package mint condition and easy to use love the design and looks slick thumbs up
Published 15 months ago by Rittz89
4.0 out of 5 stars Fairly old but good once in a while
This game doesn't really have many things that make it amazing. The graphics are typical of any PS2 release game, and the story; short. Read more
Published on 15 April 2009 by Mr. Christian J. A. North
2.0 out of 5 stars Airbl.....ZZZZ
Why would anybody make a game about futuristic skateboards going at one mile per hour? Search me.
This wasn't necessarily a bad title, but why do you go so slowly? Read more
Published on 17 Feb 2008 by F E G
3.0 out of 5 stars Good idea...poor game play.
I liked this game at first. Good single player mode and good multiplayer mode!

It's not easy to pick up straight away so is hard to have a fun game against a first timer... Read more
Published on 22 Jun 2006 by Peter Ennals
2.0 out of 5 stars Sadly dissapointing
I bought this game and I had high expections. When reading the reviews from many websites and magazines, they pointed out a few faults but not enough to put me off buying the game. Read more
Published on 17 Dec 2001 by Alan W/ metamorphic2001@hotmail.com
2.0 out of 5 stars Buy Tony Hawks 3 Instead
Where shall i start?
Ok, the game looks pretty. The graphix are quite good but it has to be said thats about the only reasonable things about the game. Read more
Published on 19 Nov 2001
1.0 out of 5 stars Very, very disappointing
This game is a tragic waste. It all seems so enticing - a mix of the trick-based fun of SSX with the streetwise sass of Jet Set Radio. But no. It sucks. Read more
Published on 18 Nov 2001
1.0 out of 5 stars Airblade?
Don't buy this game, simple as that. Unless you enjoy mind numbingly repetitive boarding that is.
From the outset I was dissapointed, the game just didn't match up to the... Read more
Published on 10 Nov 2001
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