ESPN / ESPN2 Extreme Games (1Xtreme)

ESPN / ESPN2 Extreme Games (1Xtreme)

Launch Day arrives and we're given some Extreme things to do.

Genre:
Extreme Sports
CDs: 1
(529 Megs)
Players:
1 to 2 Players
ESRB: Kids to Adult
Animated Violence
Publisher:
Sony
Retail Barcode:
7 11719 45032 0
Memory:
1 to 3 Blocks
Developer:
Sony
Sony ID:
SCUS-94503
Accessories:
None
Released:
September 9, 1995
PSRM:
000550

Insane sports for an extreme generation! Rip up courses on in-line skates, shoot for max speed on the street luge, pull serious air on the skateboarder, and shred courses on the mountain bike.

 

 

ESPN Extreme Games, 1xtreme is a racing title in which you must fend off skateboarders, street lugers, bicyclists, and in-line skaters with your fists and your speed. Here’s the neat part; you’re all going at it at once. Yup, you blow past that skater on your ten speed as you fly through the streets of San Francisco to the forests of South America.

A fun game, if not really just a poor man’s Road Rash. Still one of the only sports games I actually played on a regular basis at the time of its original release. That and NBA Jam: Tournament Edition. The sequels dropped in quality with each release.

 

 

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Variants

Jewel Case Variant

 

Greatest Hits release, as well as the renaming to 1xtreme. The ESRB was also updated to E for Everybody.

Trivia

  • ESPN was the only game in the series to allow you to race any mode of transportation against everyone else. In the sequels, they kept type of ride to their own races.
  • Launch day game! First ever skateboarding / rollerblade / biking game.
  • Renamed to 1xtreme to coincide with 2xtreme, or likely Sony didn’t feel like keeping up with the ESPN license.

The Verdict

6Good

The Good: Easily playable | Good Sense of Speed

The Bad: Tracks can sometimes feel too long