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A bold new skateboarding game with a lot of personality.

OlliOlli World is an indie action platform game developed by Roll7 and published by Private Division, released on February 8, 2022 on Steam, Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. It is a sequel to the previous games OlliOlli and OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood.

In the game, you play as a fully customized character that must skate through side-scrolling levels while performing tricks. The player is on a quest to earn the approval of the mythical Skate Godz of Radlandia, all while solving their own challenges and making new friends.

Trailers: Announcement; Reveal Official Gameplay

This game provides examples of:

  • Aliens Are Bastards: Zigzagged and downplayed. You see several Aliens of the Little Green Men variety in Burntrock who mostly just hang around. In the first DLC pack though, the antagonist is an alien named Nebulord, who's described as "Not a baddie, just quite selfish."
  • Ambiguous Gender: You're never given an option to choose your character's gender, just to choose your body shape. You're also never referred to by gendered pronouns.
  • And Your Reward Is Clothes: By achieving high-scores in a level and completing special tasks (such as hitting three birds/frogs/bees/etc. scattered across the track), you're rewarded with new outfits, skateboard parts, and trick poses, all of which are purely cosmetic.
  • Big Fun: Mike is the largest of the main crew, and definitely the most excitable.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: After meeting Skate God "The Mirage", he advises you to meet the next God "Hazard Queen" because, among other reasons, it's what the game's designers intend for them to do.
  • Capitalism Is Bad: Suze certainly thinks so.
  • Cast Full of Gay: Not everyone, but multiple side characters casually bring up girlfriends/ boyfriends, and a few are implied Nonbinary. It doesn't come up much due to the type of game this is, but enough to stand out.
  • Cel Shading: The game is stylized with a toon shader. As a result, the art style is almost reminiscent of Adventure Time.
  • Character Customization: The player character is assisted by a mentor "Dad", who helps you define their looks.
  • Companion Cube: Suse treats her camera, Vammy, like this. Given it has a face and a lot of seemingly inanimate objects are sentient in Radlandia, it's unknown if Cammy is actually alive.
  • Cool Board: The skateboard can be customized with a variety of decals and forms. One wacky example has the board shaped like a shovel.
  • Cool Old Guy; Two of them, actually.
    • Chiffon is implied to be pretty old by her grey hair and desire to retire. But she still loves skateboarding and is incredibly supportive of her protégé and generally offers wisdom and mystical guidance.
    • Dad is a less active example. Like the others, he's pretty supportive of the player, but also tends to be out of touch with current trends or technology. He's also the most responsible of the team, implied to be the one who makes sure they stay stocked up on food.
  • God Is Good: All five of the Skate Godz are good natured and pretty chill, happily willing to accept the player as the new Skate Wizard. This is particularly true of Technicolas and Radysus.
  • Flat-Earth Atheist: Suze mentions several times she doesn't believe in the Skate Godz... despite being longtime friends with the person who speaks for them.
  • Ice-Cream Koan:
    • "The Mirage" of the Skate Godz is fond of spouting these to sound more mystical and god-like, such as pondering which end of the skateboard is "the front", and whether they're real or just a manifestation of corporate sponsorship.
    • Chiffon mostly avoids this, but falls into it a few times.
  • Implausible Boarding Skills: Some of the moves defy gravity and other real-life physics. This includes skateboarding across moving walls for an extended period of time.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: "Jerk" is pushing it, but of your crew, Suze tends to be the most cynical and doubtful, openly ridiculing your journey or several supporting characters' ideas and motives, while still mostly nice and supportive about those ideas and motives.
  • No Antagonist: There's little to no conflict in the game. Even your rivals are all friendly. The challenge primarily comes from your growth as a skater.
  • No Plot? No Problem!: There is a plot, as light as it is, but on every level you have a dialogue option to actually talk to the other characters or tell them to just let you get straight to the gameplay.
    Suze: We should probably introduce ourselves if you might be joining our crew...
    Player Character: No thanks, I just want to skate.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: One of the skate mentors is called "Dad". Suze explains that he's not actually anybody's dad, that's just what everyone calls him.
  • Plant Person: The Skate God met in the forest area is one, with a giant leaf in place of a head.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Suze and Mike tend to squabble the most in the crew, primarily instigated by Suze, while Mike tends to be oblivious about her barbs.
  • Xtreme Kool Letterz: It's Skate Godz with a 'z' for maximum coolness.