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  • Summary: Say goodbye to the traditional skateboarding experience and embrace a game that will take skaters to levels never before imagined. From the neon streets of Tokyo to the dungeons of a European castle, Evolution Skateboarding enables virtual skaters to grab air and perform over 70 death-defying tricks and continue the challenges with the exciting new "Boss Skate" mode - the first ever featured in a skateboarding game. [Konami] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 14
  2. Negative: 7 out of 14
  1. Not a total disappointment. Konami did a wonderful job with the graphics and sound. Unfortunately, the rest needs some work.
  2. Sluggish at best and the controls leave a lot to be desired. Very often this game looks like it is moving at half speed, and you never get that visual feeling of speed that you get from other titles.
  3. This is a much improved effort by Konami, but it's not going to out-"Tony Hawk" Neversoft. No way. [Dec 2002, p.42]
  4. The level design is uninspired, the controls ... well don't, and the game's sense of speed is nonexistent.
  5. A game's strength is not found in its replays nor its deck editing. It's found in its gameplay, which is precisely where Evolution Skateboarding falters.
  6. The fact that you have to hold down the manual button to keep it going is simply preposterous; it's nearly impossible to transition to a grind or another trick. [Dec 2002, p.90]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5