• Publisher: Namco
  • Release Date: Jan 28, 2002
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  • Summary: No Wheels, No Waves, No Snow, means NO LIMITS! Features an awesome mission-based Story Mode, unbelievable tricks and stunts, and even a Party-Play mode for up to 8 players. Experience the extreme physics of AirBladeTM and find out just how much fun you've never had! [Namco]
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
  1. It's a wild, insanely challenging, and great-looking game.
  2. Game Informer
    80
    The levels can be passed only by finishing all of them in one perfect run. For this fact, AirBlade is at turns fun and frustrating, but a ride well worth taking. [Mar 2002, p.78]
  3. 80
    The controls will definitely take a while to familiarise with, but the rewards are rich in gameplay and visual splendour.
  4. Without the camera's awkward behavior and minor flaws in the story AirBlade would have easily found a slightly higher score.
  5. PSM Magazine
    70
    Although AirBlande's refreshing look and feel scores it kudos, it doesn't even come close to matching the quality of the THPS series. [Mar 2002, p.27]
  6. 67
    The levels themselves are nothing short of spectacular, and in freestyle mode, there's moments of real joy to be had tricking off everything and finding secret areas and high wires to grind down. But for us, the lack of skaters, levels, and actual fun in the Story Mode left us sobbing for Tony.
  7. NAMCO is asking fifty bucks for the privilege of having our fingers sore and our pride hurt from playing a virtual masochist's dream come true.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. PeterB.
    Jul 26, 2009
    10
    rly good game. lots of fun and the anonymous dude who gave it a 0 is some 13 year old snot who hasn't even played it.
  2. Asger
    Jan 24, 2002
    10
    It is so good I can't stop playing it on my demo.
  3. MikeH.
    Jun 7, 2002
    9
    If any one gives dis game anything lower than a 4 they need some mental help.
  4. Elmo
    Feb 1, 2002
    7
    No Tony Hawk but realy good fun. You won't find the class in this game till you have 7 mates over, all drunk up to your eye-balls and No Tony Hawk but realy good fun. You won't find the class in this game till you have 7 mates over, all drunk up to your eye-balls and sling the disc in to jam on Party Mode. It's at this point that you wish you had drunk less so you stay on to the final. It looks good too. If you are drunk alot, buy this, if not buy Tony Hawk. Expand
  5. Mar 30, 2020
    7
    The game has some really nice sides, the graphics are cool, the hover board really feels like hovering und runs very smoothly, the levelThe game has some really nice sides, the graphics are cool, the hover board really feels like hovering und runs very smoothly, the level design is great and it's a nice idea to have a story mode which is nice and cheesy 90s boarder-style. But the story mode is too linear and much to difficult. So often I slammed my controller somewhere because it seems impossible to do the mission within so few seconds and if you fail with one objective of the last part of the level you have to restart all over again. This much to high difficulty seems to have the function to make the pretty short game very long: Since months I replay the game from time to time and still not have finished it. But that is a very frustrating way to have a long gaming experience.
    They should have just built more and bigger levels with a lot more missions and tasks which should have been more non-linear to choose to do the easy ones first until you feel ready for the difficult ones. But, as that is not how it is, this pretty good start for the game ends pretty bad, even though, when you are a patient person with a faible for hovering boards and not easily frustrated, the is some fun for you.
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  6. [Anonymous]
    Mar 9, 2002
    0
    It sucks.
  7. WesP.
    Oct 8, 2009
    0
    This sucks. Gameplay problems, sensitive controls, lousy plot, steep difficulty curve. This game looks good but it is nothing but faults.