Skate It (Nintendo DS, 2008)
The Nintendo-exclusive follow-up to Electronic Arts' and developer Exient's demanding Skate on the contemporary high-def consoles, Skate It presents 3D skateboarding with touch-screen controls and customizable parks. Players draw lines and symbols to perform jumps, grinds, and tricks. The game's storyline follows a lone skater in a deserted, post-disaster San Vanelona, a main location in the original Skate. Now there are no rules, no traffic, and no people to get in the way. The player's character meets up with a friendly (if not familiar) cameraman. Footage of a few spectacular tricks here could launch the skater's career to a tour of the world's greatest cities.