mikev_screen03Ever since the video leak of an iPhone version of Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2, many have been hoping for a more fully featured iPhone skateboarding game to come long.

Mike V - Do or Die! promises one of the closest looking attempts so far. According to the developer:

The game will be featuring full 3D graphics with over 40 tricks to execute by using a cutting edge trick system. The users will be able to ride in 7 unique environments on top of a special driving mode that includes a full open city with many missions to complete.

This teaser video shows the gameplay and graphics:

The coolest part of the game seems to be the creative use of swipe controls to maneuver and perform tricks. Swiping down on the left side of the screen pushes you forward, swiping up brakes, and steering is with the accelerometer. Meanwhile, the 40 tricks are executed by specific gestures on a representation of the skateboard on the right side of the screen. A list of tricks is provided. Here's a small sample of the base moves:

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An actual hands on video is provided here, showing the controls in action.

The game is expected "Fall 2009".

  • http://forums.toucharcade.com/member.php?u=1830 Liam (aka TGR)

    Wow. Those controls look really smart. Similar to TouchGrind's, but using it with a fully 3d game. Ingenious.

  • President of Earth

    But it looks like there is no grinding involved...

  • aen

    yeah looks like the best of both worlds from touchgrind and tony hawk. wicked!

  • aen

    in the demo vid hes doing a quick boardslide on a rail... guess grinding would also work then.

  • President of Earth

    Where do you see a quick boardslide? I watched both videos again and saw nothing.

    • http://www.DannyIsHere.com Danny Thomson

      first video at 13 seconds

    • sssss

      just look at the picture

  • psychicparrot

    As one of the devs on this game, I can confirm that there is both board sliding AND grinding 🙂

    If you want to see a full list of tricks, check out the 'How to play' page on our website ... http://www.mikevdoordie.com/howtoplay.html

  • President of Earth

    Ok, thanks, now I know better!

  • AaronAMV

    I can't wait

  • vince

    wow this is awesome!!!

  • Vinzcoldplay

    There is much copied from the DS game "Skate it".

    Watch this: http://www.electronic-arts.de/games/14698,nds/

  • aen

    who gives a damn about what is copied from where (except the copyright owners maybe) if the game is fun. and it deffo looks fun!

  • arthur

    it looks like if vans sk8 and touchgrind had babies this is what would come out

  • Marcel

    Cruelty Resort