By the time Mega Man reached the Sony PlayStation in 1996 he’d undergone another make-over. This one mostly aesthetic – Capcom going for a different look and feel to the SNES games, and – it has to be said – not looking nearly as good.
A colourful, isometric arcade game from 1986 – 720 Degrees (aka 720°) is a skateboarding action game where you control a kid on a board, trying to complete tricks and courses in his local neighbourhood, before moving on to compete in a proper skate park.
Perhaps the least orthodox Epyx multi-event sports game, but arguably the best out of all of them, California Games was first released in 1987 to much acclaim.
Developed by Neversoft and published by Activision in 2002.
Another brilliant Tony Hawk’s game from Neversoft.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 first came out in 2001.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 on the PlayStation is a special game. It is where the THPS series really took off. Where fantasy skateboarding truly became intuitive and fun…