In Skate Boardin’: A Radical Adventure for Atari 2600, players are tasked with finding and successfully executing thirty hidden tricks using ramps and pipes, all within a five-minute time limit. To save time, players can “skitch” on the back of moving vehicles. Pressing the fire button causes the player to jump, which is necessary for getting back on the skateboard after falling off. Jumping is also useful for overcoming hurdles. Holding the fire button down results in a crouch, needed for navigating through pipes.
Additional challenges include finding the most efficient path through the maze and dodging various obstacles that can slow the player down.