Top Skater - Sega Skateboarding

Arcade Video game published 26 years ago by SEGA Enterprises

Listed in MAME

Top Skater - Sega Skateboarding © 1997 Sega.


Runs on the Sega "Model 2C" hardware.

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 4


Top Skater was released in April 1997 in Japan.

Each character is sponsored by major skateboard and gear manufacturers including Air Walk, Vans, Etnies, Es, Reef and A.D. One.

The thrashing soundtrack was performed by 'Pennywise', an LA-based punk band.

Michael Jackson used to own this game. It was sold at the official Michael Jackson Auction on Apr. 24th, 2009.

A Top Skater: Sega Skateboarding unit appears in the 2009 movie 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop'


Sega released another revision of this game in arcades. In Revision A of Top Skater, the following songs by Pennywise play in all three courses (including 'Secret Event'):
- Wouldn't It Be Nice
- It's What You Do with It
- Homesick

In another version, Sega made a different music selection of Pennywise songs for all three courses.

Novice Course (Skater's Session):
- The Secret
- Try to Conform
- Searching

Expert Course (Stunttrackers Trophy):
- Wouldn't It Be Nice
- It's What You Do with It
- Homesick

Freestyle Course (Secret Event):
- Peaceful Day
- Perfect People


* Play As Alex (Older brother of Ash) : Keep the icon on Ash. Press the Yellow decide button 3 times to the Left, 3 three time to the Right, and 13 more times to the Left.

* Play As P-Nut (Older Sister of Cookie) : After you select the course with the Start button, keep it depressed. Kick the board 6 times to the Right, 6 times to the Left, 3 times to the Right, 3 times to the Left and 4 more times to the Right. After all this kicking release the Start button.

* Super Deformed Mode : At the stage select screen, press Left(x9), Right(x9), Left(x4), Right (x4), and finally Left(x5), next lean the board forward (step on the front of the board) and press both the Left and Right buttons simultaneously three times. When you get the characters select screen each character should appear to be in super deformed mode.

* Hidden Track : Choose advanced level with any character. Then, before the board unlocks, continuously move the board Up. After the game starts, miss the first jump and crash into the fence on the left side of the church. Now, you'll find yourself in the hidden track.


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