Some features simply haven't changed much since 1999, but others are deliberate throwbacks. For example, Classic mode. Since the series' inception, we've been tenderizing thumbs to smash five whatevers, find the secret whatever, and achieve the "sick" score. Some gamers love it, others (like us) are tired of it. But it's cool that it's here. Also still breathing are the goofy goals, which range from amusing to annoying. You'll skydive (totally Mountain Dew extreme, bro!), fetch golf balls, and help bears get dancing lessons.
The heritage continues with a music selection that varies wildly in quality. While there are some tracks here that match perfectly with skating, like a banger from underground hip hoppers Living Legends and Slug, they're unfortunately balanced with dubious lazy punk anthems about hood-rats that must have focus tested well.