By Nathan Grayson on July 16th, 2014 at 10:00 am.
OlliOlli is a skating game in which you can grind a dinosaur. And a tank in wartime. And a Japanese mech’s beam saber. And… well, you get the idea. The soundtrack also contains liberal helpings of jazz, apparently. Or maybe that’s just a joke on the game’s Steam page. I don’t know. Point is, OlliOlli looks zany as all get-out, which is exactly what I want from my raditudeitastic wheelboarding adventures. It’s doing a 360 laserspin pop shove-it, skin it, put it in a saute pan for 10 minutes, add spices as needed, cough on it until your natural juices have corrupted the meat, and let sit for a couple minutes afterward to cool onto PC next week. Do something sick (like a great jump or vomiting) past the break for a trailer.
You want to know what OlliOlli is olliolli about? DO YOU? Well, here you go:
“OlliOlli mixes addictive one-life gameplay with over 120 tricks and grinds across 50 deviously crafted levels, 250 Challenges, Spots Mode and Daily Grind. Not enough for you? Complete all challenges to unlock the super skillful RAD Mode! Rack up the biggest and coolest combos along the way then time your landing to perfection to rule the leader-boards. Just don’t slam on your face*. Compete across the world in all modes to get the highest scores on every Level and Spot. Daily Grind gives you 24 hours to challenge the world at a randomly selected Spot. You can practice as many times as you like, but you only get one chance to set your score.”
“* You will slam on your face.”
There are also multiple modes and five stages, some of which include dinosaurs. It looks pretty solid, and it definitely doesn’t take itself seriously. Consider the long-thought-deceased Tony Hawk addict in me interested.
OlliOlli will hit Steam on July 22nd, also known as Tuesday among its closest friends. Are you ready to skate or dinosaur – or rather, skate and dinosaur?