Parents' Guide to

OlliOlli World Expansion

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Extra content amps up the silliness, difficulty, enjoyment.

OlliOlli World Expansion

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If you liked OlliOlli World, you'll love the additional content here. OlliOlli World Expansion doesn't mess with the formula that made the original popular, but builds on the fun. The moment you're introduced to your bizarre and colorful new crew -- aliens Sair'Rah, Khehvyn, and Pftangxi -- the story sets the stage for your work to gain "cred" for your skateboard skills. You'll master tricks like you did in the original game, but now your otherworldly companions are joining you across areas like Burntrock, Sunshine Valley, and Cloverbrook, to collect skate specimens (er, and farm animals) to unlock the coveted V.O.I.D. home planet as a playable world. (V.O.I.D., by the way, stands for Very Odd Imaginary Dimension, as you learn in a dialog sequence.) Fans of the original game will appreciate the main new mechanic, tractor beams, which are cones of purple light that temporarily levitate your skater in order to pull off even more impressive tricks. In fact, this new gravity-defying element to the gameplay also means you need to use this alien tech to stay on track, too, keeping the environment in mind.

The tractor beams add a new level of difficulty, and challenge, to the game, but it doesn't get discouraging. That said, expect many epic wipeouts. On a related note, the level design in VOID Riders is some of the best in the franchise, which challenges you to study what's coming next. You're almost simultaneously pulling off skateboarding tricks and surveying what's coming up in a second or two. Beating some of these over-the-top levels may be a little frustrating but worth the effort. As you complete levels and missions strewn throughout the unique levels, you'll earn new (alien-inspired) streetwear and gear, additional tricks, fresh emotes, and other sci-fi customizations. Simply put, OlliOlliWorld Expansion is worth the price of admission.

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