Skateboarding was always promoted as being an extreme sport that could happen anywhere as long as there were solid flat surfaces to do tricks like in Skateboard Wheelie. Though the skateboarding culture may have become more niche as time has gone by, the terms and actions have made their way into various media even among people who aren't interested in skateboarding. Even so, this challenges you to master one of the most important aspects of skateboarding: Balance. Be prepared to fall and tumble as you try to hit the highest streak of continuously dangerous balance while feeling rad at the same time.
About Skateboard Wheelie
Extreme sports don't appeal to everyone because of how extreme they are but video games let us feel a bit of it. This game takes skateboarding and minimizes to a staple in skateboarding techniques that even the most novice skateboarder should be able to master. However, even though we're trying to do it from our phones, it shows us just how difficult even such a trick can be. There's a lot of intense concentration on maintaining a balanced position while at the same time, you want to be in a calm state of mind. If just one little distraction sneaks in, you'll be off your board before you realize it.
How to Play
Skateboard Wheelie is a 2D endless runner about trying to maintain a trick using the mouse or the keyboard. By clicking and holding either the Left Mouse Button or the Spacebar, the skateboarder will start to lean back on the back wheel. Letting go of either button will cause the skateboarder to lean forward. The goal is to maintain the wheelie for as long as possible to keep your score growing.
The skateboarder has a surprising amount of balance but does have some limitations. If he leans back past the 90-degree angle, he'll lose control and fall which will end the run. On the contrary, once a wheelie starts it has to be maintained as landing the board back on the ground counts as ending the trick. While skating, you'll come across outlines indicating an angle for the skateboarder to copy as he passes through. If you do so, you'll get a boost to your score.
At the main menu, you can visit the shop to spend the coins you earn on different looks for your skateboarder. The starting price for the cheapest option is 30 coins.
Tips and Tricks
The game is all about balance and maintaining a rhythm which is easier to do when you're relaxed. You don't need to worry about obstacles knocking you off balance so just focus on finding the rhythm of button presses. Try not to get distracted by the sudden requests of outlines as that can cause you to make a rash movement.
- Developer: FIREBEAST
- Platforms: Web Browser (PC and mobile)
- Languages: English
How do you do a wheelie on a skateboard?
Unfortunately, Skateboard Wheelie may not be the best teaching tool for pulling off a wheelie. The technique seems to involve putting your weight on the back wheel of the skateboard while using your body to act as a counterbalance.
Games similar to Skateboard Wheelie
Seeing as this game has you trying to pull off a skateboard trick, it can be found in the Skateboard and Skill Games categories on GamePix. These selections also have games like Skater Kid, Cube Surfer, Spinner io, and Flip Bottle 3D.