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"Fun, origional game"
4 stars"

Gripshift is everythign you have read about it. It balences Puzzle and driving perfectly. The beginner levels teach you everythign you need to know about the kinds of tricks and traps you will find in the levels making for a nice smooth transition into the game.
The graphics aver very smooth and the framerate will never drop to a stutter. The soundtrack is entirely NZ music by groups such as shapeshifter, misfits of science, filterbrats and the fast crew.
All in all this game is great fun and will have you replaying over and over to get the perfect scores, actually is will FORCE you to play over and over for the perfects scores, my only gripe would be that I think the points requirements for advancement through the levels may stop some people from completing the game.
By the time you get up to the “hard” levels, its not joking, it gets pretty hard but never stops being fun. This is a must own game, or at least must play and give it a go. Unless you hate platformers or driving games you will love it.

"Great all-rounder from NZ"
5 stars"

Now, I'm not a driving game fan, being more into puzzle and platform titles on console, so you might not think this game was really my cup of tea, but it's one of those wonderful genre-busters that comes along so rarely. It doesn't really matter what sort of games you usually buy; odds are you'll like Gripshift.

It was developed by Sidhe in Wellington, and they've done us kiwis proud. The game is slick, fun, and perfectly suited to the pick up/put down aspect of PSP, as well as prolonged play. They've outdone a lot of much better-known studios in terms of production values, innovation, and polish. I'd consider Gripshift a must-have for any PSP library.

You'll find yourself replaying levels, and the zero load-time between attempts puts a smile on the dial, and even the initial loads are very short.

The game has good sound, great levels, good art, and brilliant design, forcing some lateral thinking (and driving), and keeping interest piqued with its platformer/puzzler elements.

This is in my top three for PSP. Buy it.


GripShift is the first video game for the PSP portable entertainment system to combine high-flying stunt driving and unique puzzle-solving action in an all-out, pedal-to-the-metal driving experience. Players will race as one of six unique characters in supped-up vehicles as they stunt their way through insane twisting levels while collecting power-ups, avoiding traps, beating the clock and challenging friends. Featuring enhanced aerial physics with an intuitive control system, players will perform awesome aerial jumps for massive hang time in puzzle-like driving challenges with multiple routes, short-cuts, loops, jumps and power ups. Compete in single player race mode against the CPU, or enjoy multiplayer action with your friends in head-to-head wireless multiplayer. Create and design custom levels to share with your friends or play in one of eight bonus games for outrageous fun. It's an original break-thru combination of stunt driving, platform action and puzzle solving, designed exclusively for the PSP system.
  • Original Combination of Genres: Stunt Driving, Platform-Action and Puzzle Solving genres combined offer the ultimate on-the-go driving experience.
  • Vibrant 3D Environments: Stunt through more than 100 diverse levels in 4 themed worlds (Desert, Jungle, Ice and Horror) that come alive with brilliant 3D graphics, stunning lighting and dynamic visual effects
  • Puzzle-like challenges: Multiple routes, short-cuts, loops, jumps, ramps, power-ups and dangers to avoid will challenge the most skilled drivers
  • Exciting Race Mode: Additional racing circuits provide action for players to race against the CPU or human drivers
  • 8 Bonus Games: Penguin Bowling, Bomb Pool, Soccer Crazy, Snaker, Ice Hockey and more offer new challenges for you to conquer solo or with up to 3 of your friends.
  • Wireless Multiplayer Gameplay: Single player or multiplayer action for up to 4 players through the PSP system's wireless feature
  • Customizable Levels: Create custom levels with the in-game Track Editor and share them wirelessly with friends
  • Six Playable Characters: Play as one of 6 playable characters and customize your vehicles for a unique look
  • Intuitive control system: Optimized gameplay and aerial physics allow for awesome jumps with massive hang-time
  • Release date NZ
    November 18th, 2005
    Game Platform
    • PSP
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