Game Boy / Nintendo

Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure (GBA): a Disney skating game using the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 engine

I had no idea about this game but it covers two things I enjoyed as a kid: Disney and skateboarding games. Disney’s Extreme Skate Adventure was released in 2003 and developed by Toys for Bob and published by Activision for GameCube, PlayStation 2 and Xbox. A different company called Vicarious Visions ported it to the GBA. It was the first of its kind to put Disney characters in a skateboarding game and it used Neversoft’s Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 game engine to great effect.

You could play as Ryan Holleran or Mallie Ann Torres (two IRL child skaters), a variety of Disney characters including ones from Toy Story, Tarzan and The Lion King, or you could create your own human skater. There were three main modes:

  • Adventure – where you do skate challenges across three different worlds
  • Free Skate – where you can skate freely without the challenges
  • Versus – where two players compete against each other

The game received favourable reviews when released and you can watch a playthrough video above.

(h/t Pea)

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