Aggressive Inline

Aggressive Inline takes the gameplay of the Tony Hawk series and applies it to inline skating, adding in an innovative skill progression system for good measure.

Overview

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Aggressive Inline is a third-person rollerblading stunt riding game developed by Z-Axis and published by Acclaim (under their "AKA Acclaim" label) for the PlayStation 2 (on May 28, 2002), Xbox (on July 29, 2002), and GameCube (on July 31, 2002). A handheld version was developed by Full Fat for the Game Boy Advance on August 27, 2002.

Based on Z-Axis's earlier Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX series, Aggressive Inline brings the stunt riding system to "aggressive inline skates", featuring real-life inline skaters Chris Edwards, Franky Morales, Jaren Grob and Taig Khris.

Gameplay

Essentially, Aggressive Inline is extremely similar to Tony Hawk's games, especially Tony Hawks Pro Skater 4. The player takes control of an inline skater in a small, but open, level, and can complete missions for various eccentric characters to not only increase game progression, but to increase the stats of the chosen skater. Some missions stick to generic skating game ideas, such as tasking the player with pulling off a high scoring trick, or racing somewhere in a particular time. However, some missions are decidedly crazier, such as helping a mad scientists achieve his ostensibly evil goals by performing sick-ass tricks. The game also featured a leveling system not unlike that seen in Final Fantasy 2, where the more a skater performs a particular style of trick, the more experience they get in that area, allowing them to perform better or longer (or more insane) tricks in that style.

Soundtrack

The game also featured a soundtrack with a slight Third-Wave Ska leaning.

  • Student Rick - Falling For You
  • Hoobastank - Crawling In The Dark
  • DJ Eric B & Rakim - Don't Sweat the Technique
  • The Ataris - Song 13
  • The Pharcyde - Passin' Me By
  • The Vandals - An Idea for a Movie
  • Student Rick - Monday Morning
  • P.O.D. - Youth of The Nation
  • Reel Big Fish - Sell Out
  • Sublime - Wrong Way
  • Boy Hits Car - I'm a Cloud
  • Black Sheep - The Choice Is Yours
  • Saliva - Your Disease