During the E3 2013 press conference PlayStation’s Jack Trenton assured PS Vita owners of the continued supported for the portable console. Many people believe that key to the Vita platform becoming a huge success, is the systems ability to deliver on exclusive content. With OlliOlli, indie developerRoll7 brings the PS Vita crowd an exclusive game which seems to be equal parts fun and addicting.
Gameplay & Controls
OlliOlli is a 2D side scrolling skateboard game and looks like the mix of an endless runner and a Tony Hawk game, topped off with a pixelart sauce.
Levels are traversed from left to right while the player pulls of crazy tricks and grinds. The game is about timing and control (like any good skateboard game should be) pulling of big tricks and combos.
Now here is where things get tricky because it is the act of landing your trick, without “slamming your face" in the dirt, that actually rewards you the points. This risk versus reward mechanism as well as the simple to learn hard to master controls sets players up for some twitch type gameplay.
The left stick is used to determine which trick your skater does, the (L ) and ( R) buttons for spinning and the (X) button is used for landing your trick.
With one-life gameplay , 120 tricks and grinds to pull off across 50 levels, 250 Challenges, Spots Mode and Daily Grind OlliOlli can become a nice time sink. And if that’s not enough completing all challenges unlocks the super skillful RAD Mode.
OlliOlli is scheduled for a November release.
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