Slick Anthology

A video game collection in blog form… a constant work in progress

Disney’s Extreme Skate Adventure

Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure Cover

System: PS2

Genre: Sports/Skateboarding

Release: 9/3/03

Completed: Partially

When the Tony Hawk franchise was big, Disney’s Extreme Skate Adventure was released. While it seemingly looked like a THPS ripoff, I, like many others, simply passed on the game for such reasons. Years later I acquired a copy of the game and gave it a go. Not only was it a fully realized game, it also uses the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 engine in it’s own gameplay! Because of that it’s a very capable skateboarding game. Toss in the Disney levels, simplified controls and gameplay to appeal to younger gamers, and a nice degree of polish and you’ve got a game that’s worth playing! When compared to Tony Hawk’s more recent gaming efforts, this game looks like the apex of the genre. And it lets you play as Zurg!

Check out the game in action!

Buy this game from Amazon.

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