Olli Olli doesn’t have any set story as such, what it does contain is a variety of different stages located in a variety of different levels. You must achieve set goals to progress to more levels and open up increasingly more difficult challenges on that same level.
In one complete sentence I could easily describe Olli Olli as a 2d side scrolling 8bit skater, however, simply resting on a bleak sentence like that doesn’t do it any justice. As I alluded earlier there are multiple locations in which you skate through ranging from junkyards, urban settings and a sea side port just to name a few. What is truly remarkable about the design of it’s presentation is that no matter what terrifying speed you gain as you front side shove-it and nollie grind a rail, the background never looses its integrity; never falling victim to any form of motion blur. Perhaps some of the more humorous moments to be had in the game is when you “stack it”; coming off your board at high speeds, resulting in your character being hurled helplessly, bouncing off obstacles, stairs and rails until you come to a bloody stop.
The portrayal of colors in the game is brilliant, not only as the individual locations tote their palette but also as your combos are judged and scored. Olli Olli takes an interesting approach to it’s soundtrack, offering a selection of tracks ranging in genres from some heavy dub step to slower dance tracks, which all cohere to form a great upbeat and modern skating experience for your ears.