Pocket Gamer writes: "Sports games are often hamstrung by laborious control methods. Most of us can manage to kick a round English football or throw an ovoid American football without too much difficulty, whereas the complex combinations of joystick, D-pad and/or button presses required for their in-game equivalents are generally much less intuitive.
When it comes to skateboarding games, however, the trick is reversed. Now abstract button presses result in a complicated dance between environment and in-game dude. Even better, accidents become something to be savoured and replayed, not events marked by a trip to A&E and months of physical therapy."