Kayaking is the use of a kayak for moving across water. Kayaking and canoeing are also known as paddling. Kayaking is distinguished from canoeing by the sitting position of the paddler and the number of blades on the paddle. A kayak is defined by the International Canoe Federation (the world sanctioning body) as a boat where the paddler faces forward, legs in front, using a double-bladed paddle. Most kayaks have closed decks, although "sit-on-top" kayaks are growing in popularity, as are inflatable kayaks which come without decks but which have air chambers surrounding the boat.
Wild Rapids is the first ever PlayStation game to deliver the adrenaline hit that is white water kayaking. An out and out arcade game rather than a kayaking sim, Wild Rapids nonetheless delivers a realistic physics model giving just the right balance between player control and being buffeted by the water.
Experience the extreme thrill of white water rafting in this, the first EVER kayak experience for the Playstation.
Use skill, judgement and become utterly fearless as you negotiate the volcanic landscapes of Japan, the alligator infested waters of teh US and deadly icebergs in Northern Europe.
Risk your life to become the ultimate Wild Rapids champ either on your own or against the skills of your friends, but remember - once in the water, nothing can stop the raw terror of nature.
- Third person perspective
- 3D Graphics
- Cartoon Graphics
- Kajak Racing theme.