If you're a fan of Ice Age and also happen to fancy yourself as a skater then you'll probably be interested to try this iPhone game.
The snappily-titled Ice Age Dawn of the Dinosaurs Scrat's Skate Park sees you take control of one of the game's main protagonists, Scrat, Buck or Sid. Once you've selected who you want to be, it's off to the half pipe where you need to perform skateboarding tricks to score points.
All the controls in Scrat's Skate Park are done by rocking or tipping the iPhone up-and-down and side-to-side. Collecting dinosaur eggs or acorns will build up your points score and make you go faster. Be careful where you land though, because if you hit an ice block it'll soon throw you off your stride.
I'm a massive fan of Ice Age but my big problem with this game is that it gets boring very quickly. Sure, it looks nice, with authentic looking and sounding representations of Scrat and Sid, but the gameplay soon gets very tedious. It's a novelty at first being able to get air and do spins by rocking your iPhone, but ultimately this is not enough, and the small selection of tricks, power-ups or varied challenges makes this one game that you won't be playing for very long.
Die-hard Ice Age fans will enjoy this for a while, but Scrat's Skate Park is no Tony Hawk's.
- Now you can skate with Buck, Scrat or Sid
- Skate in the Ice Age or the Lost World
- Three new tricks