From my own personal experience, skateboarding isn’t an easy activity. It requires an enormous amount of balance, something which only some of us are blessed with. Therefore, for those of you who find skateboarding rather simple, don’t take it for granted that you won’t have the board slip out from right under your feet.
If you’re someone who doesn’t have the balance necessary, have no fear. You can still enjoy everything that has to do with skateboarding as long as you have the right game for your mobile device. The developers over at Miniclip have a game on their website which was popular enough for it to be worthwhile for them to make a mobile version of the game. Now, you can practice your skateboarding skills wherever you are!
About Extreme Skater
Extreme Skater is a game for iOS devices in which you complete obstacle courses in order to gain coins and move on. You learn how to operate the game over the course of several levels, which serves as the game’s tutorial. You satisfactorily complete each level by reaching the end of the course without falling off your skateboard.and
Of course, there are other extras which you can try to complete in order to gain more benefits. There are plenty of levels for you to complete, so there’s lots of stuff you can do!
When you start the game, the main screen should look like the screenshot. There’s not a whole lot you can do besides jump into the game — the options only allow you to turn on/off the music and sound effects, and the store lets you buy plenty of items which I’ll talk about in a bit.
So, go ahead and hit Play. The game takes an approach similar to Angry Birds where there are a couple of different regions from which to choose from, and within are a handful of levels to complete. Starting out in the jungle at the first level is highly advisable, as that series of levels makes up the tutorial for the game.
Essentially, some simple tasks for controlling the game include tilting your device to the left or right to maintain balance and the correct angle, as well as swiping up on the screen. Again, as mentioned above, you can continue to the next level if you reach the finish without falling off your skateboard, but there are coins which you can collect within each level as well as varying objectives to gain extra coins. You can use all collected coins for the game’s store.
There’s a good number of items which you can buy from the store. These items include new tricks which your rider can use during a level, new appearances for your rider, new skateboard designs, and level skips for if you’re having difficulties with a certain level. You may also buy coins with actual money so that you have a higher in-game balance of coins to buy new items.
These items offer quite a bit of customization, so it’s worth checking out if you’re interested in it. As far as I can tell, however, none of the items provide any sort of advantage besides the level skips.
The game can be easily installed by searching your respective app store for “extreme skater“. You may also follow this link for Android or this link for iOS devices to go directly to the app. Please note that the game is free for Android, but $0.99 for iOS. The game is currently at 28MB, so it can take a few moments for it to download and install.
While the game doesn’t have a whole lot of features, it is very visually appealing and uses some controls that plenty of other games leave out — tilting. If you like skateboard-themed games or other similar online games that use a bike instead of a skateboard, you’ll definitely enjoy this game. Plus, if you’re an Android user, go ahead and take it for a spin! You can always remove it if you don’t like it.
What other sporty games do you enjoy? Which sports games can you recommend? Let us know in the comments!