Skate It DS

Skate It Image
Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics What's this?

User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Skate It has Nintendo players riding with the skate pros, owning the best spots in San Vanelona and pulling off the sickest tricks using the popular FlickIt controls. Loaded with all-new gameplay features, Skate It breaks new ground by introducing innovative support for the Wii Balance BoardSkate It has Nintendo players riding with the skate pros, owning the best spots in San Vanelona and pulling off the sickest tricks using the popular FlickIt controls. Loaded with all-new gameplay features, Skate It breaks new ground by introducing innovative support for the Wii Balance Board which gives players a fresh way to create their own signature skateboarding style. Skate It unleashes the FlickIt revolution on to the Nintendo platforms, letting gamers use the Wii remote or the Nintendo DS stylus to string together their best tricks for the ultimate skate line. The Wii remote becomes a skateboard and reacts to gestures that mirror actual skate flips and moves. Players can also deepen this experience by planting their feet on the Wii Balance Board. Skate It brings the Skate franchise to a new level of creative ingenuity and gameplay excellence. [Electronic Arts] Collapse
Buy On
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 80
    Skate It's fun comes from the using the Stylus in creative ways to pull off tricks that aren't really exaggerated at all. Sure, grinding is a little easier on this version of the game than any other console, but most of the other tricks could be seen on any standard skate video. The uniqueness of this game comes from how you play, not what you pull off. Skate It isn't perfect, but it's no poser either.
  2. 79
    Skate It turned out really well on the Nintendo DS, and offers the same challenge and sense of satisfaction that the design did on the consoles. It also has an enormous amount of features to bulk up its list of things to do.
  3. This is a great opportunity for boarders and the gamers who love them to learn an innovative control scheme, pull off some tricks, and design their dream skate parks.
  4. Games Master UK
    72
    Less accessible and trickier to control, but it offers similar satisfaction to the console Skates. [Feb 2009, p.82]
  5. Skate It for Nintendo DS offers a fresh and successful take on skating controls. The story mode is not so deeply but the multiplayer mode has a lengthy list of features. The realistic skating action comes to the NDS.
  6. Your enjoyment of Skate It on DS will largely be determined by your enjoyment of skateboarding in general. The controls are fiendishly difficult but, if you're into the sport, they're rewarding to master.
  7. Nintendo Power
    55
    You spend more time keeping a grip on the handheld than dealing with the game's challenges. [Jan 2009, p.90]

See all 13 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. DarrenZ.
    Dec 17, 2008
    6
    Using the stylus to perform different tricks is surprisingly intuitive, more so than having to remember a few dozen button combinations.Using the stylus to perform different tricks is surprisingly intuitive, more so than having to remember a few dozen button combinations. Unfortunately, the DS version of Skate It suffers from poor stroke recognition, so while it's easy to pull off tricks, it's difficult to pull off the trick you want. Add to that muddy graphics that make it hard to discern the environment ("Is that a shadow or curb? Oops, my skater just fell over, so I guess it was a curb."), occasional framerate slowdown, and some nasty pop-in and you have a game that's hard to recommend. Expand

Awards & Rankings

#78 Most Discussed DS Game of 2008
#28 Most Shared DS Game of 2008