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  • Summary: 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. [Activision] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. 91
    I actually dig this game. It's so good, I can even deal with the cutesy characters. [Oct 2003, p.60]
  2. Hands down this is the best child-oriented game I've ever had the pleasure of playing and that's because Disney Extreme Skate Adventure goes to great lengths NOT to insult the gamers intelligence and skills.
  3. Much like the wholesome Kix breakfast cereal, Disney’s Extreme Skate Adventure has seemingly been "kid-tested, mother-approved" for quality. It’s not just kid stuff, mind you.
  4. Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure's ingredients are like those of a delicious cake. You've got high-quality eggs, flour and milk (the Tony Hawk engine); rich, irresistible chocolate (Tony Hawk-style gameplay); and a sugary-sweet frosting that's too good to miss (Disney characters).
  5. 78
    One of the best examples of a game that appeals and caters to a younger age bracket while still maintaining a level of gameplay quality and intellectual decency lacking in so many other "kids games."
  6. Not only is it fun for Disney lovers, it's a good time for skateboarding fans looking for creative environments or a more forgiving learning curve. [Oct 2003, p.123]
  7. To say that Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure has the worst soundtrack of any game EVER, is an understatement.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. BobtheBuilder
    Feb 6, 2004
    This game is really fun to play. The levels and characters are well thought out and kid friendly. The people that say this game is stupid, that is nonsense. I play this game all the time! Expand
  2. JohnS.
    Jan 9, 2004
    Great game for kids & adults. Easy gameplay for kids, & tougher objectives for the "Big Kids."
  3. JimJ.
    Oct 13, 2003
    Well-designed and highly-entertaining. A fun skating game with great animations and big levels. Hawk fans, especially younger ones, will have a great time playing. Expand
  4. Mar 4, 2012
    This is one of the best games I've seen on the PS2. It combines EXTREMELY easy gameplay for younger kids, and adds challenges and tough tricks for older kids and adults. This is quite possibly the best family game out there that I have seen, so get it today. Expand
  5. Jan 18, 2011
    Not as good as Tony Hawk or all them but for little kids, this game stands out.
  6. Mar 16, 2011
    Good game for kids and adults, but kinda sucky controls. I mean, i know the game is for little kids and they can't really do the tricks that are on the Tony Hawk games so that's their way of trying to make the game easier. I kinda wished that the characters can do more tricks like on the Tony Hawk games, but otherwise this game is very good. Plus, the soundtrack isn't that good, maybe a couple songs are alright, but otherwise, it sucks. Expand