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The Simpsons Skateboarding (PlayStation 2)

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Description

In The Simpsons Skateboarding, players take the four members of the Simpsons family plus Otto, Chief Wiggum, Professor Frink, Nelson and Krusty the Clown to ten skating locations around Springfield.

Gameplay is similar to the Tony Hawk series, though the trick system is slightly different with some moves involving Street-Fighteresque quarter rolls of the d-pad.

Each level has three kinds of objectives. Skillz school mode has challenges that involve doing specific tricks. There are five untimed goals and a final timed goal in each level. At first it serves as a tutorial of sorts, but it gets difficult later on.

In skatefest, players are assigned five goals per level. Each level has one goal where you spell a word, one where you collect items, one where you find clocks in something similar to a checkpoint race and two miscellaneous goals.

The final mode is a timed trick contest mode, where the objective is to get a given score within a time limit.

All of these modes earn money, which is used to upgrade the characters' skating abilities. There are also various secret items to find or to unlock by completing objectives.

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The Press Says

TotalVideoGames (TVG) Dec 06, 2002 5 out of 10 50
4Players.de Jan 26, 2003 43 out of 100 43
Joypad Feb, 2003 4 out of 10 40
All Game Guide 2002 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
GameSpot Nov 26, 2002 3.9 out of 10 39
GameZone Nov 24, 2002 3 out of 10 30
IGN Nov 19, 2002 2.5 out of 10 25
Eurogamer.net (UK) Jan 01, 2003 2 out of 10 20
GameSpy Dec 02, 2002 18 out of 100 18
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2002 1 out of 10 10

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Ace of Sevens (4229) added The Simpsons Skateboarding (PlayStation 2) on Aug 15, 2006