I've been searching the entire Internet for this show about 4 teenagers that enter a video game world where they have to fight monsters that looked like insects. Every time they had to enter the world, they'd go down in the sewers and one of the guys had a skateboard, a girl had a scooter and that's what I can remember. There was also one guy that always stayed behind to check their "health" in the game and pull them out in case they took too much damage to avoid them dying inside the game. I don't know if it was animated or not so there's not much to go on at all but hopefully someone might know what show it is?

  • I second Code Lyoko. Especially in the first season, most trips down to the system involved them travelling through a bunch of pipes with lots of shots of skateboarding and scootering, and the enemies in the virtual world were very bug-like.
    – ConMan
    Commented Aug 5, 2015 at 0:22
  • @ConMan I think it probably is correct. Went ahead and posted as an answer.
    – Bamboo
    Commented Aug 5, 2015 at 0:46

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Possibly Code Lyoko. This has four characters from a boarding school as well as a girl that the main character finds in a virtual world:

Jeremie Belpois, a gifted thirteen-year-old boy attending boarding school at the fictional Kadic Academy, one day discovers a quantum supercomputer in an abandoned factory near his school. Upon activating it, he discovers a virtual world called Lyoko with a young girl, Aelita, trapped inside it. Unusual events begin to occur at Kadic Academy. Jeremie learns of X.A.N.A., a rogue, malevolent artificial intelligence multi-agent system who also dwells within the supercomputer. X.A.N.A.'s goal is to conquer the real world and all human beings.

Jeremie must materialize Aelita into the real world and stop X.A.N.A. Jeremie is aided by his three best friends and classmates Ulrich Stern, Odd Della Robbia, Yumi Ishiyama as they, along with Aelita, are virtualized into Lyoko in order to save both worlds from the sinister virtual entity.

Additionally, confirming the recollection that one character stayed behind:

Because he is not very athletic and is more computer savvy, Jeremie rarely goes to Lyoko.

Further, as to the skateboard and scooter we have with respect to Jeremie:

When going to the factory, he rides a scooter. He's the main protagonist and also the youngest of the group.

Also, for Aelita:

When going to the factory, she rides a scooter.

The other three main characters all ride skateboards, also matching with part of the description of the show.


Da Boom Crew mostly matches your question.

Da Boom Crew is a Canadian/American children's television animated series, produced by Berliner Film Company in association with Jambalaya Studios in Los Angeles, California.

The series premiered on Kids' WB in September 2004. Unusual for an animated series, it was cancelled after only four episodes aired due to low ratings and viewer reception.

In the United Kingdom, all 13 episodes were broadcast on Cartoon Network UK in 2005.


After four foster children create a video game, suddenly a supernatural vortex appears and pulls them into a world which is really similar to their game. This show also details their adventures in this parallel world as they embark on a quest to find their missing game cartridges and stop the sadistic emperor extraterrestrial terrorist Zorch from taking control of this intergalactic dimension.

Series title card
As you can see from the title card for the show, one of the characters, Jubei, uses a "hoverboard" which resembles a skateboard, and some of the bad guys are indeed insectile.

  • It seems slightly doubtful that it would be "the answer" given they've already accepted one, but it is good to have additional answers that also are correct to the question.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Commented Aug 10, 2018 at 16:59

There was a show called VR Trooper. That was very similar to what you are describing. There were teens that had to enter a virtual world and fight evil.

I believe it used to be on on a Saturday morning. If I remember correctly, and a quick check on IMDB will confirm/deny this, there were three that went in, a robot that could switch between the real and virtual worlds at will, and another kid that sat and worked the console, like an operator on the matrix.


Let's Samuraize, guys! You're thinking of Superhuman Samurai Syber Squad:

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Here is the opening:


If it was a movie it could be the film Arcade

It has a bunch of friends (about 4 or 6) who go to play a prototype video game, only it turns out the video game is alive and if you get killed in the game you get trapped it it forever
The main girl has to go rescue her friends at the end because all of them end up getting trapped in the game one by one, at the hands of the main boss of the game, called Arcade
The arcade store where they go to play the video game was underground I think
The video game company that made the Arcade game give the teenagers some free samples of their home console, but for the final showdown they go back to the arcade store


I've also been looking for the show that you described for a long time and have just found a show that looks 95 percent similar to it called Zixx that aired on Canadian TV for 3 seasons.

Title image for Zixx: Level One Cast from live-action segment

Zixx is an Intergalactic Network (simplified as the Network) agent who has crash landed onto Earth with her partner Flanngo. As luck would have it, Earth also happens to be a hotbed of activity for the evil Onccalon and the Hargokk Empire. Zixx has no intention of letting him win, so she and Flanngo need to find a way to access the Network and make sure they can get to the next level of the Keep before Onccalon's henchmen do.

Zixx: Level One promo

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    Commented Apr 22, 2019 at 1:52

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