Speed Kings for Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2)
Speed Kings takes street racing to high-speed extremes as players can mount more than 20 bikes, each with specific ratings for top speed, acceleration, handling, and braking. Environments are interactive and motorbikes suffer real-time damage -- avoiding collisions is a necessity to score big points. Players must also avoid, kick, or punch other riders, and the cops, on the way to victory. Arcade-like physics and control let riders perform outrageous tricks, including wheelies (standing and surfing), "endos," surfing and handstand power downs, leaping over a line of traffic, donuts, and power-sliding under big trucks and obstacles. Six single-player modes include Single Race, Meets (options for mirrored tracks and traffic), Time Attack, Trick Attack, Head-to-Head against computer-controlled racers, and Grand Prix. Several of the same modes are available in multiplayer (Single Race, Meets, Trick Attack, and Head-to-Head (without computer opponents)), but others, including Grand Prix and Tag, must be unlocked. The PlayStation 2 version allows up to two players in multiplayer action and includes 18 Respect Challenges.