previews\ May 17, 2003 at 8:00 pm

Freaky Flyers - PS2 - Preview

E3 2003 - Hands On


One game that I checked out at Midway’s booth this year that I thought looked really good was Freaky Flyers, an aerial title that had some really cartoon style graphics … but dialogue written by the same person who did such groovy cartoons as The Tick to give it more of a grown up humor kind of spin.


Freaky Flyers allows players to hop on board with some really zany and whacked out characters and get into everything from aerial racing to stunt flying to dog fighting, all of which will be incorporated into the single player missions. One really unique thing about this title is the fact that the levels are absolutely huge, and fully explorable and interactive, allowing for a more open kind of feel and gameplay which won’t be as linear as a lot of other flying / racing games out on the market. The level that I played in had me zooming in and out of huge pipes, over jagged peaks, and through some really claustrophobic areas which had me tensing up while navigating through them. There will be 13 initial characters to choose from up front, and over 20 to unlock as you progress. In addition, there is over 90 minutes of animation so that each character will have their own detailed storyline to follow as you play.


Freaky Flyers is shaping up to be a fun title with some really good gameplay elements and hilarious jokes. Be looking for it to hit store shelves sometime this summer.

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