In this outdoor sports simulator you take part in skateboard, roller skate, surf board, BMX bike, foot bag and flying disc events. Ride the half-pipe. Keep a foot bag in the air. Surf the waves. Skate the beachfront. Navigate the BMX obstacle course. Throw a disc as far as you can. Try to beat your personal best or compete against a friend.
|Compete in All Events||Compete in all six events, in this order: Half Pipe, Foot Bag, Surfing, Skating, BMX Racing, Flying Disk.|
|Compete in Some Events||Compete in only the chosen events.|
|Compete in One Event||Compete in a single event.|
|Practice One Event||Practice a single event. Score is not kept.|
|View High Scores||Shows the high scores.|
|View Title Screen||Shows the opening title screen and credits.|
It’s time to get air on the half pipe. Skateboarding is definitely an awesome event, combining strength and coordination—often with amazing results. You’ll be riding a skateboard in a specially built half pipe. You’ll have 1 minute and 15 seconds, or three falls, to build up speed and successfully complete stunts, which earn points.
You score points for each successful stunt. Score increases with how long you hold a stunt, but if you hold too long you will fall, failing the stunt.
This is probably the most laid back event, but don’t lose your cool, it isn’t easy. The Foot Bag event is like juggling with your feet. In this event, you have to keep a juggling bag in the air for 1 minute and 15 seconds using your legs and feet. Success is all in the timing. If you time your kicks correctly, you’ll keep the bag bouncing high in the air. Score extra points by performing stunts.
|Half axle||Any two kicks with a half spin in between||250|
|Full axle||Any two kicks with a full spin in between||500|
|Horseshoe||Left back kick + right back kick||500|
|Double arch||Left outside kick + right outside kick + left outside kick||2500|
|Doda||Left outside kick + head butt + right outside kick||5000|
|Catch||Catch from off-screen||1500|
Surfing began as the sport of Hawiian kings, now it rules the California coastline. From Santa Cruz to Rincon Point, surfers and their colourful boards dot the miles of sun-splashed beaches, and you’re about to join them. You’ll shoot the curl, shred the tube and probably even eat a little sand (when you wipe out). It’s going to be hot. You’ll be there, and you’ll be awesome.
Competition surfing is a game of staying near the curl of the wave and maneuvering your board smoothly at high speeds. Ride the face of the wave, moving back and forth, in and out of the tube. “Use” as much of the wave as you can before your ride comes to an end.
You get 1 minute and 30 seconds for the event, or 4 wipeouts.
You’re scored for the length of your ride, the number of turns you make, and your speed each time you turn. You can also earn high points for riding in the tube (underneath the curl of the wave), and riding near the break. To “catch air” (which earns extra points) ride up to the top of the wave until the end of your board clears the crest, then turn and continue your ride.
Roller skating is hot. Anyone can skate, and almost everyone does, with a feeling of freedom unlike any other sport. The trick is to skate down a beach boardwalk without falling. You’ll have to avoid cracks in the sidewalk, grass, sand, puddles of water, shoes lying in your path, and more. You’ll even have to jump over missing pieces of the sidewalk!
You are disqualified if you fall three times.
|Avoiding an obstacle||10–30|
|Jumping over an obstacle||20–60|
|Spin jumping over an obstacle||40–120|
BMX stands for Bicycle Motocross. It also stands for radical action and challenging competition. In this event, riders use strong, lightweight bicycles to race on an action-packed course in the California desert. There are plenty of jumps, bumps, and dips. Rows of low bumps are called “Whoop-ti-dos”. You’ll need speed, a good sense of timing, and a heavy dose of endurance.
You have 2 minutes to complete the course. You are allowed one “serious” fall (falling on your head) or three other falls before you’re disqualified.
To serious competitors, the plastic saucer invented by two Californians in 1947 is called a “flying disk”. Of course, you may know it by another name. Originally spelled “Frisbie”, the disk’s most popular name originated at Yale University, where students first started tossing empty pie plates made by the Frisbie Pie Company over a century ago. Now molded from light and flexible plastic, the flying disk is a common sight whirling through the air at beaches and parks everywhere in California.
You get three attempts to throw and catch the disk.
Points are awarded for the accuracy and height of the throw. For the catch, the following points are awarded:
|Catch while running right||150|
|Catch while running left||250|
|Catch while diving right||250|
|Catch while diving left||350|
|Overhead standing catch||350|
|Aerial turn / Kick turn|
|Start / Handplant|
|Start / Kick / Head butt|
|+ / + / + / + / + / +||Sharp turn|
|Start / Squat / Jump|
|Wheelie / Jump / Backward flip|
|Start / Speed up / Forward flip|
|Hop / Stop|
|Throw / Run|
|Start / Dive|
“Hey, thrasher! Dontcha ever wear knee pads?” “Didja see that? He caught some air on the half pipe! Radical!”
Welcome to California, home of the most radical sports in the world. Rad, bad and aggro. You’re about to hit the beaches, parks and streets of the Golden State to go for trophies in everything from surfing to bike racing. California Games gives you the hottest sports, and the most aggro competition. You even get to pick your own sponsor.
So pull on those knee pads, you’re about to get into the most fun you’ve had since Mom hid your skateboard. California Games is going to take you from the surf to the turf, from the pipe to the parks. Are you gonna love it, or what?
We’ll start you off in the heart of Hollywood, with skateboards in hot competition on the radical Half Pipe. Then we’ll rocket up to San Francisco for the high-flying Foot Bag and some really wild footwork. After that, it’s all down to the beach for two of the coolest sports we’ve got in California. There’s an awesome Roller Skating obstacle course, followed by the king of coastal competition: Surfing. You’ll be shooting the tube and carving the biggest breakers around.
Over at the dirt track, you’ll pump the pedals of a BMX racing bike, and your moves better be bad. For the grand finale, you’ll go to Yosemite where you’ll be flinging the fantastic Flying Disk. That’s six massive events. You’re going to have your hands full, not to mention your feet.
You’re about to get into the wildest games of them all… California Games. It’s only, like, the most totally awesome game in the world.