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  • Summary: OlliOlli: Switch Stance includes both OlliOlli and OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood - bringing together the defining Skateboarding Series of this generation! Making it’s Nintendo Switch debut, OlliOlli mixes addictive one-life gameplay with over 120 tricks and grinds to pull across 50OlliOlli: Switch Stance includes both OlliOlli and OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood - bringing together the defining Skateboarding Series of this generation! Making it’s Nintendo Switch debut, OlliOlli mixes addictive one-life gameplay with over 120 tricks and grinds to pull across 50 deviously crafted Levels, 250 Challenges, Spots Mode and Daily Grind. Not enough for you? Complete all Challenges to unlock the super skilful RAD Mode. Rack up the biggest and coolest combos along the way then time your landing to perfection to rule the Leaderboards. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Feb 19, 2019
    100
    For those looking for a challenging yet accessible platformer with deep mechanics and plenty of personality, there are few games that rival OlliOlli: Switch Stance. Whether you're a skateboarding junkie or haven't scaled a half-pipe in your life, Switch Stance is worth a place in your growing Switch library.
  2. Aug 15, 2019
    91
    OlliOlli: Switch Stance isn’t going to make you rethink anything you thought about them first time around — but if you thought they were great games back then, this package will serve as a nice reminder that they’re every bit as good as you may remember.
  3. Apr 10, 2019
    90
    OlliOlli: Switch stance is an awesome combination of two great games and packed with fun content. If you’re a skateboarding fan or you just like a good sidescoller then you’ll definitely want to check this one out.
  4. Feb 13, 2019
    80
    OlliOlli: Switch Stance is a fantastic package, bringing one of the best short-burst arcade experiences of recent times to a platform where it can really thrive. It's nearly the perfect package for the uninitiated to hop onto their boards with. Existing fans, too, may be tempted to double-dip, considering how great this version is for on-the-go sessions. From a mechanical point of view, the extreme demands and difficulty may put some off. However, it's worth persevering through the inevitable moments of frustration, as underneath is a hugely addictive arcade hit for the modern age.
  5. 80
    The sequel ups the ante, with more stylish graphics and an ‘Olliwood’ cinema theme that sees you flicking and tricking your way through fantastical film sets and hilarious puns. More so, it introduces manuals that allow you to extend combos between jumps and grinds for more intricate – and rewarding – play. There’s even a multiplayer mode and a single trick mode to vary things up. Short levels, swift load times and addictive gameplay make this perfect for gaming on the go.
  6. Feb 20, 2019
    80
    An inspired mix of skateboarding and 2D platforming that manages to combine a surprising level of realism with some enjoyably impossible level design.
  7. Feb 19, 2019
    50
    OlliOlli: Switch Stance is a 2D skateboarding simulator that refuses to lie to its players. You will struggle and you will experience pain. It is going to be difficult, but if you can pull it off, it can be incredibly satisfying… even if the execution of such tricks involved a healthy heaping of dumb luck and/or divine intervention.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jun 10, 2019
    8
    What a great surprise OlliOlli: Switch Stance was for me. It is really more a platformer and this version contains both the first OlliOlliWhat a great surprise OlliOlli: Switch Stance was for me. It is really more a platformer and this version contains both the first OlliOlli and the sequel. I beat all the Amateur levels (it was not easy) and a couple Pro levels.

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    Pros:
    - Gameplay is slick, fast-paced, and fun
    - Good build up of skills and good tutorials/practice areas
    - There were 10 areas of 5 levels each and all had fun themes

    Cons:
    - Didn't like you had to 5 star to open up the Pro levels, would have preferred the stars just as achievements
    - Could of used a bit more variety, maybe some more insane platforms or unique obstacles
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  2. Apr 16, 2019
    8
    If you like 2d arcade games, skateboarding, and no leniency whatsoever, then I feel like you will very much like OlliOlli. I feel like $15 isIf you like 2d arcade games, skateboarding, and no leniency whatsoever, then I feel like you will very much like OlliOlli. I feel like $15 is a bit much, but I definitely play this game time and time again. Expand
  3. Jan 20, 2021
    6
    I read a few reviews that said this was a disgraceful mess of a game, and I completely agree. The controls are ridiculously convoluted and theI read a few reviews that said this was a disgraceful mess of a game, and I completely agree. The controls are ridiculously convoluted and the word jank could have been invented for the process of landing a move. However it’s keeping me moderately entertained since I started playing an hour or so ago, although also quite angry. Expand