Fingerboard: Skateboard 3.2
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An Interesting Skateboard Game
Skateboarding is a high adrenaline sport as it involves great risk of injury. It is a kind of adventure sport where if you keep pulling off great moves, you would keep getting applauses and self-satisfaction but if you lose control, you would have to bear multiple injuries. Skateboarding is great as it helps you learn self-control, concentration and physics. Controlling the skateboard is a solid skill and learning skateboarding is a highly fun experience as well. With skateboard games now available on Android, it has become easier to enjoy the thrill without risking yourself physically. Fingerboard: Skateboard offers a similar gaming experience but whether it is able to offer solid gameplay is another question which we need to find out about!
Fingerboard: Skateboard starts off with a simple tutorial where controls are explained so that you have no issues in understanding how to play the game. While the pictorial is helpful, the game doesn't offer in-game coaching. This means that once you start playing the game, you are left on your own to decide which control would do what. While a pictorial is a fine, an in-game tutorial could do a better job of explaining all the controls and which control can bring about what action.
There are two gameplays available within the skateboard game. They are named single session and endless session. The single session is a timed session where you get 50 seconds on the clock in order to gain as many points as possible. The gaming environment offers challenges along the way like roadblocks and traffic cones and you have to avoid them in order to lose points. Performing trickery is the key to gaining points while accumulating all the letters in the word Skate also brings points. At the end of the session, your score is displayed. You can decide whether you want to restart and improve on your score or if you want to go back to the skate shop in order to buy or unlock a better skateboard. The endless session is slightly confusing. It is endless in the sense that there is no timer but the session basically ends as soon as you hit any one of the roadblocks present within the gaming environment. The further you avoid any roadblock, the more the points you can accumulate in the session.
There are different types of skateboards available but only one skateboard is unlocked at the start. Once you gain points and get bonuses, you can unlock better skateboards. There are a total of 10 skateboards available with each requiring a certain level of points or skill accumulation in order to be unlocked.
The skateboard game's gaming environment is simplistic with the gameplay ensuring that there is no need of high quality graphics. The graphics are very commonplace but work fine for the game's design. The various skills that are performed by the skateboard are really good and impressive and the graphics do a good job of translating each movement of the skateboard. The problem in the game lies with the controls. The two-finger control for moving the skateboard is slightly problematic while the single finger movement to perform trickery makes it all the more difficult. It's not just that the controls are hard to master, they are slightly unresponsive in the gaming environment and this is the most frustrating aspect of the game which needs improving.
- Simplistic design with a very user-friendly controls
- Pictorial description of the controls available
- 10 types of skateboards available for skateboarding
- Two interesting gaming modes available
Fingerboard: Skateboard is an interesting skateboard game which offers two challenging gaming modes. However, with poor controls, nice graphics and cool skateboard trickery isn't enough to really elevate the game to a must-play level.
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