2018 has been a year filled with nostalgia from the 90’s, with games – and even consoles – being remastered and released for a new generation to enjoy and appreciate. Now, it appears that a certain 90’s skateboard franchise will be joining in on the fun.
Although the anticipated release date is fast approaching, not much is known about Tony Hawk’s Skate Jam. The app is currently on pre-order for the Google Play Store and Apple App Store, the latter of which only lists a handful of screenshots along with the tagline of: “Become A Skateboard Legend!”
- Classic Career Mode
- Global Skate Jam tournaments
- Street, Park, and Vert skate disciplines and dozens of Birdhouse skateboards to collect
According to the Tony Hawk’s Skate Jam website – which heavily features the skating icon’s Birdhouse Skateboards brand – players will be able to compete online in “Skate Jam Tournaments.” Those interested can register now via the website to gain early access to the tournaments. Other features will include playing as skating legend Tony Hawk, over fifteen levels utilizing street, park, and vert skating, while collecting boards and upgrades. In other words, it sounds like a standard Tony Hawk title.
The Tony Hawk’s franchise kicked off in 1999 on the PlayStation and saw resounding success for nearly ten years while under the development of Activision Neversoft. The franchise took a nosedive when developer Robomodo took over the series, with Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 receiving some of the lowest reviews of the series.
So, what does that mean for Skate Jam, which is developed by Maple Media LLC? It’s too early to tell. However, the screenshots of the potential gameplay should provide fans with some hope, as the images look pretty solid for a mobile game, with graphics possibly even better than the first two games in the Tony Hawk series.
Until more details are released, you could say that we are cautiously optimistic for Tony Hawk’s Skate Jam.