If you loved
Skate on the PS3 or XBox 360, than Skate It will be your
skating cup of tea. As opposed to those convoluted skating games
already available on the iPhone and iPod Touch, EA have actually
made one of the world's first real skating games for this portal
device... dare I even say flawless?
Featuring two strong
gameplay modes that include "Freeskate", the ability to skate
anywhere in the game without any boundaries or "Career" which allows
you to create your own skater and move your way up the skating
ranks, both modes are fun to play and you can really tell that the
developers have some strong programming from the ground up.
The main difference
between freeskate and career is that in career mode, there are
several challenges/missions that you need to complete from
ridiculous grinding scenarios to taking that perfect skating
snapshot. And as you progress, your skater slowly starts to make his
way up in the world of skaters and those elusive tricks now become
part of your trick list. Freeskate is equally just as fun and great
to fine tune your skills or just to try different thing.
Add in a variety of
tricks from grinding to kickflips and quite a bit more and Skate It
is easily the most engaging skating game on this format. Best of
all, controlling your skater is a breeze, thanks to virtual stick in
the bottom left hand corner of the screen, a skating shoe on the
right hand corner of the screen to help you move and finally the
tricks which is done using the touch screen and your fingers.
To successfully pull
off a skating manoeuvre, all you need to do is ensure that your
skater is moving and then touch the screen in a particular shape or
direction. For example in order to do an ollie, you just slide your
finger up. For a kick flip, you just move your finger up but to the
left. It does get harder, such as the nollie laser flip that almost
creates Harry Potter like runes on your screens. Thankfully the game
doesn't throw you in the deep end because you slowly build up your
Apart from skating
in a variety of cool locations, you can even save your replays for
playback or show them to your friends at another date. I've played
my fair share of skating games in my life and I never thought a
skating game would be this good on a mobile device. It may not be
100% perfect but is it close. This is one game that I can foresee
myself playing for a very long time.
graphics and a pumping skating soundtrack, Skate It is one game
you'll be coming back to more and more in order to beat those scores
and hopefully succeed beat those sometimes impossible tricks. The
more you practice, the better you will become at Skate It, so what
are you waiting for? Go iTunes this game now and become the best
damn skater in your virtual neighbourhood!