The Endless Summer Surfing Challenge – Gaming Review
The Endless Summer Surfing Challenge is a realistic surfing simulation sports game that allows gamers to enjoy the thrill of surfing big waves. It is a single-player game published by Bruce Brown Productions, developed by E Marx, and is available on PC and Xbox.
About the Game
The game offers five different Surfers and one Boogie Boarder that gamers can choose to use in the challenges. Each Surfer is unique as they have their own board and specific surfing style. I used all the Surfers, but I found out that I enjoyed the quicker surfing style which fits best with the character Ivana Kachawave. After the player picks their Surfer, they then go to the challenge screen where they have the choice to play 12 different challenges.
The variety of challenges consists of surfing fast, getting air, tube rides, and overall getting a high score. Players can increase their score by Schwacks, surfing fast, and riding waves for a long time. Also, there is a practice level where gamers can test their skills, and then when they are ready they can take on the many challenges. Finally, the game can be played in a two-player mode where the gamer will compete against another surfer at the same time.
The gameplay was pretty simple and easy to pick up as there were not a lot of controls to learn. Endless Summer Surfing Challenge is pretty straightforward that begins with a starting spot and then the Surfer tries to catch as many waves as they can to boost their score in that challenge before the time runs out. The actual action of surfing a wave feels smooth but sometimes there are glitches when getting caught under waves. It’s good that there is a “cheat” button that puts the surfer in the best position for the next wave, helping reduce the downtime between the action.
Also, it is easy to monitor your score when attempting a challenge. The controls and time are all present on the screen which helps maintain a calm and easy gaming experience. The music is nice and there are clear sound cues when the Surfer performs certain actions on the water. However, the graphics can be a bit hit or miss as the water looks good when riding waves, but the overall visuals can be a bit simple and plain.
I think the game is fun and I enjoyed trying to be a skilled Surfer. I am not that familiar with surfing in real life, and I have never played a surfing video game, so I found the game a nice and unique experience. The controls are easy to pick up, which means new gamers can have fun instantly, but there is still a level of competition to the game. It is easy to pass each challenge but there is still a score tracker on each level so gamers can go back to see how high of a score they can reach as they get better. However, I think the game can become a little redundant the more you play. The graphics and sound of The Endless Summer Surfing Challenge are good, but they may become bland over time.
The game has easy and fun controls, but it leaves gamers wanting more when it comes to overall entertainment and gameplay over a long period of time. However, even with its simple content, I think The Endless Summer Surfing Challenge delivers on being a realistic surfing game. Ultimately, I think the Endless Summer Surfing Challenge is a fun and relaxing game that is entertaining, especially, for only being four gigabytes.