Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure

Game review by
Patrick Mauro, Common Sense Media
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A game both kids and parents can enjoy.

Parents say

age 4+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 6+
Based on 3 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Positive Messages
Violence & Scariness

Some suspense - pulling off gravity-defying tricks.

Language
Consumerism

A commercial for Disney, McDonalds, and Nokia.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that your kids will love this game, but keep in mind that McDonald's is heavily promoted, as is Disney and Nokia.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byLisa H April 9, 2008
Parent of a 2 and 3 year old Written byZubalove January 30, 2010

Great game that a parent and a kid can play!

An excellent entry level game. Young kids will enjoy just skating around as their favorite Disney characters. Older kids will get a lot out of the depth of pl... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old June 21, 2009
Kid, 12 years old April 4, 2009

Iffy Music Lyrics and Great Gameplay

Probably the thing that struck me the most was the messages. This game has music that includes lyrics saying "I don't want to grow up," "get... Continue reading

What's it about?

DISNEY'S EXTREME SKATE ADVENTURE uses the Tony Hawk Pro Skater 4 game engine and adds family-friendly characters from recent Disney movies (Toy Story 2, Tarzan, The Lion King).

The game consists of levels, each with a series of goals that need to be accomplished.

Is it any good?

In the past, the combination of the Disney license with a sports title usually resulted in a bad video game. But here , Activision has produced an excellent game for all ages.

Unfortunately, product placement is alive and well in Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure. One of the goals is to deliver McDonald's food to folks strewn across a level after which you will achieve Ronald McDonald clown feet. Another goal is to collect ring tones for your Nokia phone in a certain period of time. And the game's soundtrack is straight off of Radio Disney with songs from Smash Mouth, Reel Big Fish, and Lil' Romeo. But, poduct placements aside, Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure will keep your child engaged and entertained.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the strong marketing in the game. Did you notice the product placement in the game? How could the developers have changed the game to leave out the ads?

Game details

  • Platforms: PlayStation 2, Xbox
  • Price: $49.99
  • Available online? Not available online
  • Developer: Activision
  • Release date: October 24, 2003
  • Genre: Sports
  • ESRB rating: E

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