Conclusion: Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam is a decent skating game with a unique idea and ambition – unfortunately, the unique idea is very much at odds with what has came before it and doesn’t actually make the series any more enjoyable and in places, quite the opposite is true.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Tony Hawk’s name has been attached to just about every decent skateboarding game on this side of the Solar System. Some wondered how long it would take for the franchise to jump the shark and many even postulate that it’s already in its burnout phase.
Excerpt: Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam is sort of like a THPS lite, but that doesn't make it a game you should avoid. Building on the old-school THPS timed gameplay style, Downhill Jam offers up some quality gameplay on the Nintendo DS.
Pros: ups: Love the ability to hand draw your own board design
Cons: downs: The graphics can't touch it's big brother counterparts, Only six levels to play