"Satisfying arcade skate-'em-up that's fun from the off…" - 82/100 - PC Gamer
"...OlliOlli is as good now as Tony Hawk's Pro Skater was fifteen years ago. It might even be better." - 9.5/10 - Destructoid
"Elegant, understated and yet with the capacity for wild showboating, OlliOlli is a twitch classic, a startling debut from a young British indie" - 9/10 - Eurogamer
OlliOlli mixes addictive one-life gameplay with over 120 tricks and grinds across 50 deviously crafted levels, 250 Challenges, Spots Mode and Daily Grind. Not enough for you? Complete all challenges to unlock the super skillful RAD Mode! Rack up the biggest and coolest combos along the way then time your landing to perfection to rule the leader-boards. Just don’t slam on your face*. Compete across the world in all modes to get the highest scores on every Level and Spot. Daily Grind gives you 24 hours to challenge the world at a randomly selected Spot. You can practice as many times as you like, but you only get one chance to set your score.
*You will slam on your face.
Quad Modal: Four Game Modes - Career, Spots, Daily Grind and RAD mode - will have you grinding for months to come
Press to Land: Perfect landing and grind mechanic that rewards you for timing tricks to perfection, lock this down and mainline your brain into skateboarding's rhythm.
Showboating: Battle online for the number one spot on every mode, squeeze in that one extra trick for world dominance.
Ride the World: Five different stages, each with their own unique levels and obstacles, grind over JCBs in the junkyard and heelflip over Dinosaurs in Neon!
Precision Fingering: Over 120 tricks and grinds, from boardslides to nosegrinds and kickflips to impossibles - your digits will never get bored!
Horizontally Challenged: An astounding 250 unique and cunning challenges, honing your skills, pushing you harder and harder - will you step up?
Silverware: Capture various gold, silver, and bronze to put on your digital mantlepiece for ultimate bragging rights.
Muzak: Sick hand-picked soundtrack including the Qemists, Dorian Concept and Flako. Who'd have thought jazz and skateboarding would go so damn well together?
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OlliOlli feels very much like a 90's SNES arcadenport. It's very akin to the skating games then, focused more on side-scrolling and navigating around and over obstacles than tricks and timed challenges. You can still pull off tricks for extra points, but it's at times difficult enough to just get past some levels that you'll want to get comfortable with that before trying for those high scores. There's not a massive amount of depth, but it's fun and the challenge will keep you going for a quite a bit.
I miss the side-scrolling skating games. I've played too much of these back in my youth, spending a ton of time in those sites that collect free Flash games. It's nice to see a well designed and equally fun and crazy game like this on Steam. It's a league better than the Flash games, for sure. The music is really fun to listen to. I also like the way the physics handle. It seems "realistic" enough, while giving me enough "unrealistic" physics to chain some pretty sick tricks and combos in midair. Oh, and can I talk about the sick tricks and combos?? This game is mad and it's a lot of fun. I think I would recommend it to people. It's pretty good.
OlliOlli is a throwback or retro title to say the least. It has been years since any skateboarding game was trendy. The THPS series died out years ago, as did EA's Skate franchise, so it's a welcome comeback for the dying skateboarding subgenre. The fact is though that this is not a skateboard simulator like the above mentioned games. It's a retro 2D platformer type game, but instead of walking or running, you skateboard around levels in different game modes, doing as many tricks as you can, as flawlessly as you can in order to achieve level goals. The graphics are what stand out with OlliOlli. They look dated as is the case with most indie titles -- but this isn't necessarily a bad thing. They add a sort of charm to the game. It's a bit like Hotline Miami meets Trials, or any number of similar looking titles available today on the indie scene, like Broforce. The music in the game isn't much to my taste. The sound effects are good though, with the typical clicks and scrapes that one would expect from a skateboarding session being perfectly audible. The controls are a bit iffy, and the PC probably isn't the best platform for it. If you do play it, you'll want a controller. And the game does have its share of bugs. It crashes quite a lot, at least for me. OlliOlli isn't the skateboard simulator that I was hoping for, although it is nearly as ludicrous in its "realism" as any THPS entry. It's an arcade-like platformer with character that will probably keep you amused for a few hours, but it will become repetitive after a short while though. Nevertheless, it's good for killing a bit of time if nothing else.
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