of the first racing titles to appear on the PSX, ESPN offered the player the
chance to swap a roaring engine for the choice of a skateboard, mountain bike,
street luges or roller skates, change the racing circuit for a street course and
switch the customary homing missile for a straight left hook.
two modes of play, Exhibition or a Season. The latter being a collection of
races for both points and cash. Similar to Road Rash you may exchange your cash
prizes for upgraded racing equipment.
ESPN has five different tracks on
offer from varying worldwide locations and a Bonus Cash Course for those
skillful enough to pass through every single gate. The gates that appear
throughout the race are color coded to highlight their use of either a cash,
points or bonus awards. There are a number of obstacles dispersed throughout
the course which must be avoided by swerving around or jumping over while your
opponents can be kicked or punched from their transport with spectacular effect
(well they graze their knees actually).
The graphics are superb with
the tracks ranging from downtown San Francisco, the mountains of Utah, the
countryside of Tahoa, the forests of South America, and the picturesque setting
of Italy. The sounds are excellent with the grunts and groans of the riders as
they force their way through the pack, while a connection with a barrier results
in a breathtaking thud that will leave you winded just watching it.