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Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure (Xbox)

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www.xbox.com:
    In Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure™,everyone's favourite movie characters are hopping on their skateboards and taking it to the streets.

    Do ollies through the world of Disney's The Lion King, catch big air in the jungle of Disney's Tarzan™, and become a rail-grinding Woody in Walt Disney Pictures' presentation of Pixar Animation Studios' Toy Story 2.

    Incorporating Activision's powerful Tony Hawk's Pro Skater™ 4 game engine, Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure is the only game that allows you to test your skateboarding skills in such large and imaginative worlds. With Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure, you can perform skating tricks just like the pros, but as your own unique Create-a-Skater kid or favorite character. You can even use non-traditional boards, like bamboo rafts and frying pans, and solve puzzles along the way.

    • Create a skater: Design your own game character, then send him or her through both real world and movie locales. Discover secret areas and collectibles in each level.
    • Movie locations: Enter the worlds of The Lion King, Tarzan, and Toy Story 2, and skate and solve puzzles in many of the exciting places you have seen in the movies—such as Pride Rock, Tarzan's Treehouse, Pizza Planet, and more.
    • Movie characters: For the first time ever, you can skate as one of 12 different characters from Toy Story 2, Tarzan, and The Lion King, such as Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Young Tarzan, and Simba. Plus, you can interact with 15 other non-playable Disney friends and foes throughout your adventure.
    • Pro moves: Skate like the best, incorporating sweet tricks like ollies, rail grinds, spins, and other expert balance moves. Show off your stuff on a traditional skateboard, Victorian mirror, frying pan, and some other cool foot ride. You can also pull off tricks on any of the surfaces in each world. Grind on dominoes in Andy's Room, spin a board off trees in the Jungle Treehouse, and ollie over bones in the Elephant Graveyard.
    • Multiple modes: Practice tricks in Free Skate mode, complete goals in Adventure mode, and compete against friends in split-screen, two-player mode. Multiple difficulty settings make it fun for everyone.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (14688) on Jun 24, 2010.

www.nintendo.com.au – GameCube:
    In Disney’s Extreme Skate Adventure for Nintendo GameCube, everyone’s favourite movie characters are hopping on their skateboards and taking it to the streets as they ollie through the world of Disney’s “The Lion King,” catch big air in the jungle of “Disney’s Tarzan” and rail-grind as Woody in Walt Disney Pictures’ presentation of Pixar Animation Studios’ “Toy Story 2.” Disney’s Extreme Skate Adventure is the only game that allows players to test their skateboarding skills in these large and imaginative worlds while incorporating Activision’s powerful Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 game engine. Disney’s Extreme Skate Adventure lets players perform skating tricks just like the pros – but using non-traditional boards like tiki masks and frying pans, solving puzzles as they go.

    KEY FEATURES: · Movie characters – For the first time ever, gamers can skate as seven different characters from Walt Disney Pictures’ presentation of Pixar Animation Studios’ “Toy Story 2,” “Disney’s Tarzan” and Disney’s “The Lion King,” such as Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Young Tarzan and Simba. In addition, several non-playable Disney friends and foes interact with players throughout their adventure.

    · Movie locations – Fans enter the worlds of Disney’s “The Lion King,” “Disney’s Tarzan” and Walt Disney Pictures’ presentation of Pixar Animation Studios’ “Toy Story 2” as they skate and solve puzzles in many of the exciting places they have seen in the movies such as Pride Rock, the Human’s Camp, Pizza Planet and more. Secret areas and collectibles can be found throughout all the levels and new collectibles can be earned when replaying each of the levels.

    · Pro Moves – Gamers can skate like the best, incorporating sweet tricks like ollies, rail grinds, spins and other expert balance moves. They can also try their stuff on traditional skateboards, futuristic hover boards, frying pans and other cool foot rides. Skate moves can be performed on any of the surfaces in each world, such as grinding on dominoes in Andy’s Room, spinning a board as players jump of trees in the Jungle Treehouse, and ollieing over bones in the Elephant Graveyard.

    · Multiple modes – Fans can unlock new levels by completing goals in Story Mode, pushing skills to the limit when competing for high scores in Single Session games and then go head-to-head with friends to outscore them in Multiplayer Mode.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (54192) on Oct 02, 2005.

www.nintendo.com – Nintendo GameCube:
    Popular Disney characters bust crazy tricks while exploring silver screen locales in this skating game from the folks who brought you Tony Hawk's Pro Skater. Really.

    The Happiest Skate Park on Earth

    No Mickey or Minnie here: the characters and stages are taken from the hit movies Tarzan, Toy Story 2 and The Lion King. These movie-sets turned skate parks are stuffed with clever challenges, like beating hyenas in a high-score contest in the Elephant Graveyard, liberating toy soldiers in Andy's Room or grinding vines in the Jungle Treehouse.

    Completing these goals will increase character stats and unlock hidden areas.

    Fans will have no problem finding a favorite among the 12 cinematic skaters:

    * Buzz Lightyear
    * Woody
    * Jessie
    * Zurg
    * Tarzan
    * Tantor
    * Jane
    * Terk
    * Timon and Pumbaa
    * Simba
    * Rafiki
    * Nala

    You can also play as one of the real-life kids picked in a series of widely publicized auditions. You can also create your own skater, choosing from a bevy of faces, haircuts and accessories.

    More Spinning than the Tea Cups

    The game engine is based on that in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4. Although some modifications have been made, the controls and trick system mirror those in Tony's stellar series.

    Simplifying basic tricks to a single button-press makes performing combos a breeze for beginners. Dedicated Hawk-fans will still be pleased by the variety of tricks that have been given a zany Disney twist.

    Skaters' moves reflect their personalities. Tarzan can rip off a Gorilla Grind or Smell My Feet Grab, while Buzz wows 'em (and knowing Buzz, himself) with the Gamma Quadrant Grind.

    The animation for these comical moves is what you'd expect from a Disney game: great! For example, while Pumbaa rides the board, partner Timon will fly through the air, balance on Pumbaa's snout or perform other over-the-top moves.

    Graphics and Sound

    Animation and character models look great. The levels are immediately recognizable, but could use more detail.

    For reasons that probably have something to do with stiff licensing fees, the soundtrack leans heavily on aggressive punk. No movie themes have been included. It's unnerving to not hear Hakuna Matata's dulcet tones while Timon and Pumbaa tear up the Pride Lands.

    Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure delivers lively Disney action backed by the renowned Tony Hawk game engine. Sounds like the Magic Kingdom gang shrugged their collective shoulders and said, "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em."

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (54192) on Jul 24, 2005.

Press Release:

    Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure From Activision Grinds Onto North American Retail Shelves

    Santa Monica, CA - September 3, 2003 - Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) and Disney Interactive, a publishing label of Buena Vista Games, Inc., announced today that Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure video game is available at retail stores nationwide. The game gives skateboarding a magical new twist. For the first time ever, kids can skate as their favorite characters from the imaginative worlds of Walt Disney Pictures' presentation of a Pixar Animation Studios' film "Toy Story 2," Disney's "Tarzan" and "The Lion King." Powered by the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 engine technology, the game includes a Create-A-Skater option where players can customize a youthful skater's "look" by selecting clothing and accessories. Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure is rated "E" ("Everyone" - content suitable for persons ages 6 and older) by the ESRB and is available now for a suggested price of $39.99 on the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCube and for $29.99 on the Game Boy Advance.

    "Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure is the first game to allow gamers to skate through multiple movie locations while perfecting their skateboarding skills along the way," said Larry Goldberg, executive vice president, Activision Worldwide Studios. "Players can skate as either Disney/Pixar's Buzz Lightyear or Woody, or as Disney's Simba or Tarzan, while listening to a great song line-up designed to appeal to all ages."

    "Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure is a perfect example of combining beloved characters with sophisticated game play to create a great video game," said Graham Hopper, senior vice president and general manager, Buena Vista Games, Inc. "The game combines the power of the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 engine technology with the environments and characters from successful film properties for an experience the entire family can enjoy."

    Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure marks the first time Buzz Lightyear and Woody from Walt Disney Pictures' presentation of Pixar Animation Studios' "Toy Story 2," Young Tarzan and Terk from Disney's "Tarzan" and Simba and Rafiki from "The Lion King" have been showcased in the same video game. Players skate as their favorite characters, performing moves such as ollies, rail grinds, spins and other expert balance moves. The characters from the films can skate through each of their respective worlds, such as Simba and Rafiki in Pride Rock, Young Tarzan and Terk in the "Jungle Treehouse" and Disney/Pixar's Buzz Lightyear and Woody in Pizza Planet, and interact with the other characters that live in those worlds. The game also provides an abundance of fun and offers players unique skateboards that resemble items found in their respective worlds including bamboo rafts, frying pans and other themed items. Beyond the skateboard challenge there are puzzles to solve, secret areas to explore and collectibles to find on each level of the game.


    In addition to being able to perform fun and unique skating tricks as their favorite movie characters, kids can also skate in a real world inspired locale, "Olliewood," as their own customized Create-A-Skater or as a member of the "Extreme Skate Crew," a 10-member team of real kids who were chosen from nationwide casting calls to have their likeness animated in the game. Both "Extreme Skate Crew" members and Create-A-Skater characters can skate through "Olliewood" as well as be magically transported into environments from the three films, where they can solve puzzles and interact with non-playable characters like Hamm from Disney/Pixar's "Toy Story 2" and Zazu from Disney's "The Lion King."

    About Disney Interactive
    Disney Interactive is the award-winning publishing label of Buena Vista Games, Inc. The label produces high quality children's and family-oriented interactive video games and CD-ROMs based on Disney properties. Buena Vista Games, Inc. is the interactive entertainment arm of The Walt Disney Company's Consumer Products business unit. For more information on Disney Interactive's products, visit www.disneyinteractive.com.

    About Pixar Animation Studios
    Pixar Animation Studios (Nasdaq: PIXR, http://www.pixar.com) combines creative and technical artistry to create original stories in the medium of computer animation. Pixar has created five of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time: Academy Award-winning Toy Story (1995); A Bug's Life (1998); Golden Globe-winner Toy Story 2 (1999); Academy Award-winning Monsters, Inc. (2001); and Finding Nemo (2003). Pixar's five films have earned more than $2.1 billion at the worldwide box office to date. The Northern California studio's next two film releases are The Incredibles (November 5, 2004) and Cars (holiday 2005). Pixar's films are released by Walt Disney Pictures.

    About Activision, Inc.
    Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $864 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003.

    Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, Australia, Scandinavia and the Netherlands. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's World Wide Web site, which is located at www.activision.com.


    Contributed by skl (1140) on Mar 07, 2004.

Back of Case - PlayStation 2/Xbox/GameCube:

    Skate like a pro!



    Hop on your skateboard and zoom through Pizza Planet as Buzz Lightyear, jam across Pride Rock as Simba or catch big jungle air as young Tarzan. Plus, create your own skate and find the magic doorways to grind and shred from the real world into the movie worlds.


    Skate as 12 different characters from Disney/Pixar's Toy Story 2, Disney's The Lion King or Disney's Tarzan.

    Create endless combinations of cool skaters. Choose from tons of boards, clothing, hairstyles and gear.

    Use the power of the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 game engine to pull off trick combos just like the pros.

    Complete adventure goals to unlock new characters and levels. Plus, compete against friends in split-screen, 2-player mode.

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69780) on Nov 14, 2003.