27 Jan, 2023
Perfect GrindPerfect Grind is a fun 3D sandbox skating game with lots of ramps and rails that we use to perform tricks - and even a level-editor so we can make our own skatepark.
In the career mode, we select a map and then skate around until we find an NPC that gives us a mission, such as pulling off a specific trick. The goal is to complete all the missions in each map and score as many points as possible by making the wildest tricks.
Thankfully, there is no time limit at all, so we can continue skating around for as long as we wish – almost like in a bite-sized Tony Hawk game with smaller maps.
Since our character skates forward automatically, we can focus on steering, jumping, and using swipe and hold gestures to grind, perform tricks in-air, and execute other special moves. This control scheme works fantastic, and once you get the hang of it, it feels great.
Apart from the career mode, the game features a single-run mode where we have two minutes to score points, a free skate mode, and a level editor to create our own maps or play ones created by other players.
The low-poly art-style is a great fit for the gameplay, and the game features a decent amount of customization options for our board and character, including various colors for individual clothing items and accessories. We unlock these items by spending the currency we earn through gameplay.
Perfect Grind is a premium game with a free trial that includes forced ads. A $2.99 iAP removes these and unlocks the full game, including the level editor, more challenges, new maps, different characters, and additional customization options.
Despite lacking more maps and challenges, this is by far the best skating game I’ve played on mobile to date.
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