|Mode(s)||Single player, 2 player multiplayer|
Street Sk8er - known as Street Skater in PAL territories - is a skateboarding video game for the PlayStation. It was first released in Japan in 1998 under the name Street Boarders, then was licensed by Electronic Arts for distribution in America in 1999. It was re-released later in Japan as part of the Simple 1500 series of budget games. On 6 May 2008 it was released on the PlayStation 3 in Europe as a download via the PlayStation Store.
Players attempt to clear each track by scoring a minimum number of points within a set time limit. The tracks consists of obstacles to perform tricks on, including rails, benches, half-pipes etc. By clearing a stage the player earns experience points that can be used to make the skater faster, more agile, able to jump higher, etc.
The game's soundtrack features music by various punk bands, including:
- H2O - Everready & Thicker Than Water
- Less Than Jake - Sugar in Your Gas Tank & All My Best Friends Are Metalheads
- The Pietasters - Out All Night
- I Against I - Maybe Tomorrow & Ordinary Fight
- Gas Huffer - Rotten Egg
- Straight Faced - Against
- All - Honey Peeps
- Weston - Liz Phair
- Plastilina Mosh - Monster Truck & Encendedor
- Bow & Arrow - World Is Breaking (This appears on the demo stage)
All other music composed by Toshiyuki Kakuta.
The game disc could be inserted into any CD player with the entire soundtrack playable.
Street Sk8er 2 - known as Street Skater 2 in Europe and Street Boarders 2 in Japan - is the official sequel to Street Sk8er, and received better reviews than the original. It was released on February 29, 2000 in North America, on August 10, 2000 in Japan and in 2000 in Europe again only for the PlayStation. On March 12, 2009 it was released on the PlayStation Network in Europe.
The UK Official PlayStation Magazine rated Street Skater 8 out of 10.
- Deftones - My Own Summer (Shove It) (Mid Winter Mix)
- Ministry - 10/10
- Static-X - Push It
- Citizen King - Under The Influence & Better Days (And The Bottom Drops Out)
- Shootyz Groove - Blow Your Top & Mad For It
- 8Stops7 - My Would Be Saviour & Satisfied
- Showoff - Coalition
- Del the Funky Homosapien - Catch All This
- The Chick Magnets - Fear of Girls
- "GameStats: Street Sk8er".
- "PS3 Fanboy: European PSN Store PlayStation Day 2008 update".
- Official PlayStation Magazine, Future Publishing issue 44, page 106, (April 1999)
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