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Borne in the same vein as titles such as Tony Hawk's Pro Skater and even Z-Axis' own Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX, Aggressive Inline is an extreme inline skating title with an emphasis on tricks, combos, and outlandish stunts. The game offers ten professional skaters to choose from in addition to a handful of original characters. In Career mode, players can select a virtual avatar from the likes of Jaren Grob, Taig Khris, Chris Edwards, Franky Morales, Sven Boekhorst, Sam Fogarty, Matt Lindenmuth, Matt Salerno, Eito Yasutoko, and Shane Yost and take him through seven levels, with the aim of improving skills and attributes along the way.
Each character has a rating in seven different categories, ranging from jump to speed to wallride. By repeatedly performing specific tricks and moves, the relative attributes will gain more character points than other less-used attributes. Continued use of specific moves will thus improve the skill of your chosen skater.
Numerous objectives must be completed in each stage, with points being awarded upon their completion. More points are awarded for the successful completion of harder tasks and by accumulating enough points, successive stages can be unlocked for play. Completion of specific objectives will result in both minor and major alterations to the landscape, which in turn offer new objectives and challenges for the player. Levels feature no time limit, but instead, players must continually fill what's known as the "Juice Meter." Doing tricks fills this meter, however, should it become empty, the game will be over.
Integrated into the game is a park editor, which enables players to design new areas and create specific challenges. A multiplayer mode allows for split-screen, head-to-head competition between two players, while the FreeSkate mode offers access to previously unlocked levels far removed from the strains of the Career mode. The soundtrack features a wealth of talent, with the likes of P.O.D., Saliva, Hoobastank, Black Sheep, Sublime, Pharcyde, Reel Big Fish, Boy Hits Car, Eric B. & Rakim, the Vandals, the Ataris, and Student Rick. ~ Gavin Frankle, All Game Guide