“ Genre: Sports / ESRB Rating: E - (Everyone) / Published by Disney „
Disney's Extremely Goofy Skateboarding is an average PC game really. It's available quite cheaply now, since PC consoles aren't the in thing anymore for those wanting to play video games. Our copy was purchased second hand for about £1. To run this game you need an older operating system, as this was first released in 2001 according to the box. So you'll need Windows 98, ME or XP ideally.
What impressed me the most about this game was the graphics. It's like having a Disney film right there on your PC screen. Goofy and his son Max look like they're doing a little cartoon sketch for you when they first appear on the screen. I like that they've taken the time to make the graphics match the expectations viewers will have from seeing the cartoons on TV.
Getting into the game was easy for us adults, though the grandson did need some help to get the idea. Initially, we had to get Goofy skating along and picking up collectable items. Then we moved onto a bit of stunt work, which was extremely easy for even the grandson to do. He's played this game a few times now, and can manage to play this unaided.
You don't need to swerve back and forth like you do when you play racing games, you just basically need to mash away using a series of controls on the keyboard to perform all kinds of tricks. It's easy to do, and the rewards are instant (kids get to watch Goofy goofing about of course).
This isn't a modern release and it's not something that will keep kids entertained for long, but if you see it second hand then it's certainly worth a couple of pounds just to add variety to an existing video game collection. It's well suited to amateur gamers of between about four and eight years old, and it's got really great Disney graphics. I recommend it.