Skate, die, or just freeze time

What if your skateboard could freeze time? Well then you could probably find ways to use your ‘board to end war, stop hunger, and correct humanity’s worst mistakes before they happen, but more importantly, you’d be able to skate all damn day without interruption. Sound good? Penny Time for iOS is a competitive skating game that also lets you play fast and loose with the gears of time.

If you’re not familiar with Penny Skateboards, here’s a crash course (and a poor choice of words): Penny is an Australian-based company that makes plastic skateboards. Said boards are a popular product across 30 countries, and presumably they don’t break in half after absorbing a hard landing.

You should therefore not be surprised to learn that Penny Time is a skateboarding game. More than that, though, it’s a 2D side-scrolling action game that lets you freeze time courtesy of your magical Penny Board.

Penny Time

Penny Time

You jump, slide, and ollie to earn points and accumulate cash. You kind of have an advantage, being able to freeze time and all, but that doesn’t mean that gravity is going to go easy on you. The game gets increasingly difficult as you progress, and while you can bet your accumulated winnings as you go, you risk losing it all to one bad performance.

Of course, you’re able to customize your board, because who would be caught dead holding onto a board decorated with a single solid color? Free DLC also allows for new challenges, new characters, and competitive play via leaderboards.

Penny Time will be doing its flippy-rolly-grindy thing across iOS on May 10.