Splashdown: Rides Gone Wild

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Splashdown: Rides Gone Wild
Splashdown Rides Gone Wild.jpg
Cover art
Game general and emulation properties:
ESRB rating: E (Mild Language, Mild Lyrics)
PEGI rating: 12+
Widescreen supported natively
Progressive scan supported
Software rendering only
Supports up to two local players
Languages supported:
English: SLES-51681 & SLES-51680 & SLUS-20686 & SLUS-29054
German: SLES-51681
French: SLES-51681
Spanish: SLES-51680
Italian: SLES-51680
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-20686
SLUS-29054 (Demo)
Release date: August 5, 2003
CRCs: 0xF7CE4DB8
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-51680
SLES-51681
SLES-51925
Release date: October 17, 2003
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Rainbow Studios
Publisher(s): THQ
Genre: Racing
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: Metacritic80/100
Game description: Get ready for the big waves, swift currents, and treacherous downhill rivers of watercraft racing. Inspired by theme parks and thrill rides, Splashdown: Rides Gone Wild offers an even wilder experience than the original with imaginative locales, surprising events, and a stylized look. The Splashdown series evolves with indoor stadium courses, a freestyle stunt mode, and a new technical time-trials mode. The game combines realistic physics and controls with arcade fun, creating a watercraft experience for all types of racers.
Inspired by theme parks and thrill rides, Splashdown: Rides Gone Wild offers an even wilder experience than the original with imaginative locales, surprising events, and a stylized look.


Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:


Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC-U Windows 7 64bit, 4GB ram
  • Intel Core i5-750 @ 2.67GHz
  • NVIDIA Geforce GTX280
0.9.8 GSdx 4600 (MSVC 15.00, SSE2) 0.1.16
  • SPU2-X r4600m 1.4.0
  • LilyPad svn (r4510) 0.10.0
BIOS: USA v2.20 (10/02/2006), HACKS: "Aggressive" preset Extradessert
NTSC-U Windows
  • I5 3330
  • HD radeon 6850
1.3 Git 5 of June GSDX
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
USA v02.20(10/02/2006), EE/VU Clamp: Standard, EE/VU Rounding: Standard, Hardware mode have a lot of lines(blacks),software mode its fine.


Trivia

  • Also known as Splashdown 2: Rides Gone Wild (EU)



Known Issues

Polygons glitch

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Serious
  • Description: Gets into menus, but any races will display black screen, crap FPS speed (5 or less) and fail to run.
  • Workaround: Use software mode.

The gallery

Public compatibility forum links