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Title Screen

Street Sk8er

Also known as: Street Boarders (JP original), Street Skater (EU), SIMPLE 1500 series Vol.47 The Skateboard (JP re-release)
Developer: Atelier Double
Publishers: Micro Cabin (JP original), Electronic Arts (US/EU), D3 Publisher (JP Simple)
Platform: PlayStation
Released in JP: October 22, 1998 (original), November 16, 2000 (Simple series)
Released in US: 1999
Released in EU: 1999


DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.
Carts.png This game has revisional differences.


Hmmm...
To do:
More regional differences, and screenshots of the secret characters.

Debug Menu

Japan (original) Japan (Simple) US Europe
Skate Boarders Debug.png The Skate Board Debug.png

Use the following code to display "DEBUG". Selecting it will go to a black screen, though.

Japan (original) Japan (Simple) US Europe
00062DC0 0003
00062DC2 2404
0007360C 0004
0007360E 2402
(Source: Original TCRF research)

Version Differences

Three major versions of Street Sk8er are known to exist:

  • The original Japanese release, known as Street Boarders.
  • The American/European localization.
  • The Japanese Simple re-release, which carried over many of the changes the American/European localizations had.

Title Screen

Japan (original) Japan (Simple)
Skate Boarders Title.png The Skate Board Title.png
US Europe
Streetskater-title.png Streetskater-titleEU.png

Characters

  • Every character received a different name during localizations. Curiously, Saho's name was repurposed for the final rollerblade unlockable character.
  • In the default roster, Nao is replaced by Ginger, which uses the same model as Saho (JP), but with a different texture.
  • Nao's original model, in turn, is used with a different texture in a new secret character, Sarah. Her stats are similar to Atsuya/Frankie's.
  • Mick seems to be largely based on Rod/Jerry's assets, but with similar stats as Saho (JP).
  • Tracy is replaced by Bonobo, which seems to be based on Atsuya/Frankie's model.
  • Janet is replaced by Saho (US). Her "Style" info now reads " Blades" instead of being left blank, possibly constituting a pun to nod at the fact that she's now a ninja.
  • Additionally, stats are displayed differently, the original Japanese release having a max of 3 slots, while every other revision has a max of 12, although they seem to be proportional to their original values.
  • The US release adds the ability to change characters' colors by pressing up or down on the D-pad.
  • The conditions for unlocking new characters are changed as well.
JP (original) US/Europe/JP (Simple)
Streetskater-chara1JP.png Streetskater-chara1US.png
Streetskater-chara2JP.png Streetskater-chara2US.png
Streetskater-chara3JP.png Streetskater-chara3US.png
Streetskater-chara4JP.png Streetskater-chara4US.png
Streetskater-chara5US.png
Streetskater-chara5JP.png Streetskater-chara6US.png
Streetskater-chara6JP.png Streetskater-chara7US.png
Streetskater-chara7JP.png Streetskater-chara8US.png

Gameplay

  • Many options, prompts and messages are rewritten, such as Park Mode and Street Mode becoming Street Tour and Free Skate, respectively.
  • The localized versions add a VS Mode.
  • While the original JP release has completely open levels from the get go, the US localization locks some paths behind gates which can be gradually unlocked (by beating Street Tour mode once as each default character).
  • Along with the gate unlocking mechanic, another noticeable addition are the different times of day as you progress between playthroughs.
  • A few deck graphics are replaced, some by licensed Powell-Peralta graphics and band logos.
  • Billboards in stages are changed or replaced.
  • The original Japanese release has a completely different announcer.
  • While none of the three main stages are given names in the original Japanese release, they are known as L.A., N.Y. and Tokyo, respectively, in the localizations and in the Simple 1500 revision.
  • The localizations add unlockable mirrored versions of the 3 main stages in Free Skate mode.
  • The American/European localizations added slowdown and pause functions to the replay displayed after finishing a level.
JP (original) US/Europe/JP (Simple)
Streetskater-replayJP.png Streetskater-replayUS.png
  • The American/European localizations added an upgrade function, applied after clearing a stage in the Street Tour mode.

Streetskater-upgrade.png

Music

Each version of the game has a nearly completely different soundtrack. While the original Japanese release consists of only original tracks, both the localizations and the Simple re-release feature several licenses sprinkled in as well. Additionally, some of the tracks in the American/European releases are much louder compared to the Japanese releases.

Song JP (original) US/EU JP (Simple)
Original BGM 1
Yes No No
Original BGM 2
Yes No No
Original BGM 3
Yes No No
Original BGM 4
Yes No No
Original BGM 5
Yes No No
Original BGM 6
Yes No No
Original BGM 7
Yes No No
Original BGM 8
Yes No No
Original BGM 9
Yes No No
Original BGM 10
Yes No Yes (No intro)
Original BGM 11
Yes No Yes (No intro)
Original BGM 12
Yes No Yes (Different intro)
Player Select BGM
Yes Yes (Different)
Yes
Bonus Trick Stage BGM
Yes Yes (Different)
Yes
Replay BGM
Yes Yes (Different)
Yes
Upgrades BGM
No Yes Yes (Different)
Ending BGM
No Yes Yes (Different)
Against
Straight Faced
No Yes Yes
All My Best Friends Are Metalheads
Less Than Jake
No Yes Yes
Encendedor
Plastilina Mosh
No Yes Yes
Everready
H2O
No Yes Yes
Honey Peeps
All
No Yes Yes
Maybe Tomorrow
I Against I
No Yes Yes
Monster Truck
Plastilina Mosh
No Yes Yes
Ordinary Fight
I Against I
No Yes Yes
Out All Night
The Pietasters
No Yes Yes
Rotten Egg
Gas Huffer
No Yes Yes
Sugar In Your Gas Tank
Less Than Jake
No Yes Yes
The World Is Breaking
Bow & Arrow
Yes Yes Yes
Thicker Than Water
H2O
No Yes Yes
What A Wonderful Day
Bow & Arrow
Yes No No