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Touchgrind Skate 2
By Harry Slater 21 November 2013
Touchgrind Skate 2 | Developer:
Illusion Labs | Publisher:
Illusion Labs | Format:
iPhone, iPad | Genre:
Simulation, Sports | Players:
1 | Version:
The Tony Hawk games gave a generation of gamers the idea that skateboarding is simple. With a few button-taps you could pull off ridiculous flips and twists that would make even the best real-life boarders roar in approval.
Touchgrind Skate 2 comes at things from the other direction. Because in the real-world, skating is tough. It's all about balance, timing, and sliding your feet around on a plank of wood no wider than the length of your shoes.
Here, though, your fingers replace your feet, dancing over the touchscreen in order to pull off combinations of flips and grinds to score as many points as you can. And at first it's tough. Really tough.
A brilliant skate sim with a surprising depth, Touchgrind Skate 2 is well worth the time and effort it takes to master