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Activision and Disney have joined forces to create a skateboarding game targeted specifically at children ages 6 to 14. Using the engine from Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4, Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure takes players through such famous locales as Pride Rock, Pizza Planet, and Tarzan's Treehouse as they guide characters from films The Lion King, Toy Story 2, and Tarzan. Modes of play include Adventure and split-screen Multiplayer. Players can also design their own likeness using the Create-A-Skater option.
Four characters from each film are represented, including Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Tarzan, Terk, Simba, and Rafiki. Players can also choose from a group of ten real-life skaters (ages 6 to 14) who were winners of a nationwide casting call sponsored by Activision. The Create-A-Skater option lets players customize nearly every facet of their onscreen counterpart, including hair color, clothing, shoes, helmet, board, and hairstyle. Once a character is selected, players will be able to perform such popular moves as flip tricks, grabs, grinds, manuals, and a variety of other stunts.
Adventure mode is the heart of the game, where players interact with movie characters and accomplish a wide assortment of goals throughout nine levels inspired by all three films. Levels are accessed from a real-world venue named Olliewood, which features its own set of objectives. Since many of the featured settings are not conducive to "traditional" skateboarding, players will be able to guide characters atop modified boards in the shape of bamboo rafts, frying pans, and more. In addition to completing objectives, players will also solve puzzles, uncover secret areas, and find a variety of items to collect on each level. Xbox-specific features include HDTV and Dolby Digital support as well as the ability to import songs and save them on the hard drive. ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game Guide