Slapping on the names of Andy MacDonald and other pro boarders puts a few faces to the names we tend to hear about. MTV Skateboarding
features 14 pros in all, along with over 35 levels and 1000's of trick combos, making this an incredibly large skateboarding game. The game also sports 10 game modes as well as the option to have computer skaters actively skating while you cruise the levels in search of your goals (gaining points, finding objects, etc).
MTV Skateboarding played very smooth at first, although after a while there seemed to be a bit of framerate slowdown in certain spots. Whether this is my configuration or not, I don't know. But what I do know is this: If you buy MTV Skateboarding, also buy a controller! Before finding my gameport controller, I tried the keyboard out and it is H-A-R-D to control. I'm sure it's a learned thing, but if you are at all used to console gaming, you will need a standard controller (I recommend at least 6 buttons).
Inevitably, it has come time to compare MTV Skateboarding with Tony Hawk's Pro Skater. Simply put, if you like one, you'll like the other. Controlling your skater seems a bit more clumpy in MTV, but overall it is a good game. The many modes of play (like Stunt mode) make up for this.