Evolution Skateboarding

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Evolution Skateboarding
Evolution Skateboarding.jpg
Developer(s) Konami
Publisher(s) Konami
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube
Release date(s) PlayStation 2
  • NA October 9, 2002
  • JP December 12, 2002
  • PAL February 21, 2003
GameCube
  • NA November 17, 2002
  • JP December 12, 2002
  • PAL February 21, 2003
Genre(s) Sports game
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer

Evolution Skateboarding is a 2002 skateboarding video game released by Konami for the PlayStation 2 and GameCube. It consists of several popular skateboarders, such as Rick McCrank, Arto Saari, Kerry Getz, and Danny Way. There is also a create-a-skater feature and an unlockable character for every skater the player completes the game as. There are also sets of level specific songs such as the metal-remix of the Metal Gear Solid theme and a Castlevania theme after unlocking the Vampire Hunter. Levels are unlocked by beating a certain amount of objectives in a current level, such as collecting items like boots and other objects, performing tricks in certain areas of a level, and the occasional grinding a certain amount of meters. This game includes music by Agent Orange and H2O. The Evolution Skateboarding engine was used in the bonus skateboarding mode included in the PlayStation 2 version of Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance.

Reception[edit]

Scores
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings GC: 58.1% (7 reviews)[6]
PS2: 49.7% (20 reviews) [7]
Metacritic PS2: 44% (14 reviews)[8]
GC: 44% (5 reviews) [9]
Review scores
Publication Score
Famitsu GC: 31 / 40[1]
PS2: 31 / 40[2]
GameSpot 4.0 / 10[3]
IGN GC: 4.3 / 10[4]
PS2: 3.0 / 10 [5]

The game received mixed to negative reception by most media. It is mostly considered as a bland rip-off of the Tony Hawk's series of skating games.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ニンテンドーゲームキューブ - Evolution Skateboarding. Weekly Famitsu. No.915 Pt.2. Pg.102. 30 June 2006.
  2. ^ プレイステーション2 - Evolution Skateboarding. Weekly Famitsu. No.915 Pt.2. Pg.94. 30 June 2006.
  3. ^ "PlayStation 2 review at GameSpot". 
  4. ^ "GameCube review at IGN". 
  5. ^ "PlayStation 2 review at IGN". 
  6. ^ "Aggregate score for GameCube at Game Rankings". [dead link]
  7. ^ "Aggregate score for PlayStation 2 at Game Rankings". 
  8. ^ "Aggregate score for PlayStation 2 at Metacritic". 
  9. ^ "Aggregate score for GameCube at Metacritic". 

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