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  Extreme Boards & Blades
Mountain Dew and HeadGames Publishing have teamed up to bring us Boards and Blades, a game where you get to choose one of 20 different characters (depending on whether you like to rollerblading or skateboarding), pick from 15 unique arenas, and skate to your heart’s content, which unfortunately is only a couple of minutes until you feel like going nuts because you’re so frustrated. Although the graphics and tricks in this game are good, trying to master the controls is terrible. With most skateboarding games I’ve played there is usually one button you press to go. Simple, easy, and lets you concentrate on doing the tricks. Not with this game though. In Boards and Blades they tried to make it more realistic by making you use a ‘push’ key. Basically you have to hold down the button (or key) and a push meter, showing how much power you will use, will climb. When you release the button your character will move forward. This makes it very difficult as you are constantly trying to keep your speed up by pushing and releasing the ‘push’ key. I found just to go up a ramp was difficult. All in all this game delivers good game play, good graphics, and a new twist allowing you to rollerblade, which was great. But, because of the ‘push’ button problem I’d have to give this game a rating of 5 out of 10.

Review ID Number: 148
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Head Games
Review Date: 2001-08-23
Reviewer: Nick Sardy
Rating: 5 out of 10
 
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