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Midway Sports Asylum
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Midway's first title based on the Gravity Games — a sports event created in 1999 featuring contests in wakeboarding, skateboarding, inline skating, and more — focuses specifically on the BMX biking events making up the competition: Dirt, Street, and Vert. A total of ten freestyle courses are spread across the three events with 21 different riders to choose from, seven of which are professionals.
"Dirt" has riders taking on a series of jumps along a dirt course, while "Street" involves performing tricks as players race through an obstacle-laden street. "Vert" takes place on a halfpipe, where the name of the game is to catch huge air and pull-off stunts to impress the judges. Each rider can perform up to 1,500 tricks depending on the event, with the ultimate goal being to earn gold medals.
Two-player competition is also supported with its own series of four events: Graffiti, Race, Horse, and Team Attack. The featured pros include Dennis McCoy, Fuzzy Hall, Andre Ellison, Leigh Ramsdell, Jamie Bestwick, Reuel Erickson, and Matt Berringer. Over 400 motion-captured moves were filmed for added realism. ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game Guide