Release Date: 4/16/2010
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The Good: Smooth controls, fluid animations, varied levels, easy yet fun controls
The Bad: Trial and error, controls may be too simple for some
Skateboarding games have always involved complex controls and setups, but Stick Skater lets you feel like a pro skater with ease. The game consists of only two buttons. Push and trick. Since the game is a side scroller you really only need two buttons. Despite the simplicity, the game is very smooth with rail grinds and jumps. Each level has more and more obstacles to master, but it’s the fluidity of how the game works that makes it feel great.
Of course, if you want something a bit more challenging you can change the trick button into an 8-way trick stick. There are tons of levels and each has different kinds of obstacles. You could have a rail then a gap and some stairs. The game never gets old because each level is so different from the last. Of course, since this is a side scroller you can’t see ahead so there are some trial and error involved here. Landing trick gives you points and you can collect up to 5 coins each level, but these don’t really do anything.
Stick Skater’s graphics are very fluid and have that doodle art style to it. If you love skateboarding or just side scrollers Stick Skater is well worth your dollar.