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Whirl Tour (PS2/NGC) - Music LineUp

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2002 @ 7:32 p.m. PDT

Crave Entertainment and Vivendi Universal Publishing today announced the lineup of musicians slated for inclusion in Whirl Tour, their upcoming arcade platformer/trick sports game.

Whirl Tour is being developed by Papaya Studio for the Nintendo GameCube(TM) and PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, and is scheduled to ship this November.

Whirl Tour will include approximately 33 songs, covering four different musical styles: Electro, Punk, Hip-Hop and Rock. These tunes have been provided by a variety of up-and-coming bands signed to both major and independent record labels.

"With the help of GoBig! Entertainment, we have compiled a great lineup of music for Whirl Tour," said Crave Entertainment Senior Producer Rob Sandberg. "This collection of songs provides a great complement to Whirl Tour's unique style of gameplay. Based on what I've heard, I bet that radio stations will be playing more tunes by these talented artists."

Music from the following bands is slated for inclusion in the game:

Punk

  • Autopilot Off
  • Gob
  • Bodyjar
  • The Skeletones
  • Big In Japan
  • Squirtgun
  • Hey Mercedes
  • The Eyeliners
  • Zoinks!

Rock

  • Pressure 4-5
  • Boy Sets Fire
  • Midtown
  • The Movielife
  • Stretch Princess
  • Lo Pro
  • Pretty Girls Make Graves
  • Plain White Tees

Hip Hop

  • Peanut Butter Wolf
  • Lootpack
  • Deltron 3030
  • DJ Cheapshot
  • III Harmonics
  • L.A. Symphony

Electro

  • Thunderball
  • Ming & FS
  • Contagion
  • Dominic Kelly

In Whirl Tour, players assume the role of Wasa B., the roadie for the rock band Flipside. After the band is mysteriously kidnapped during a concert, Wasa B. must rescue his friends and uncover the mystery of their capture. The action takes players through eight, colorfully rendered, interactive levels, including a castle, a theme park, a movie set and even a floating city.

Players will utilize a variety of gas, electric, and rocket powered scooters to navigate through the game levels. Throughout the game, the player will collect CD-style icons that will add the music tracks to an in-game "jukebox" which functions as a customizable play list.

Trick skills and puzzle solving are key aspects of the game as players battle crazy boss characters, pull off a variety of tricks, unlock hidden bonus areas, uncover bonus game levels and "mini" games, acquire new scooters, and save captured band members. As they are rescued, band members become playable characters, and introduce new tricks to the player's arsenal.

Whirl Tour will offer seven different modes including, monster trick, split-screen versus, and a cooperative story mode.

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