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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater (PlayStation)

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Description

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater is a skateboarding simulation in which you control a famous skate star around 3D environments. Each game area contains a plethora of objects like ramps, rails, and half-pipes which can be used to perform tricks. Each trick you perform earns you more points for your score.

The game is divided into two types of levels. In the first, you skate around locations like a mall, a city street, or a warehouse. In each of these areas, there are 5 goals to complete. Some goals involve obtaining a high score, others smashing objects, and some collecting objects. For every goal you complete, you earn a video tape. By collecting enough video tapes, you unlock levels and skateboards for you to use. There are 6 levels like this. The second type of level is a competition. You get to make 3 timed runs through a skate park, and attempt to get the highest score possible. If you do well enough, you will beat the scores of the computer controlled skaters and win a medal. There are 3 levels like this.

There are nine real life pro skaters you can choose to play as, including Tony Hawk himself. Each skater has their own signature moves that earn you big points if pulled off successfully.

Screenshots

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater PlayStation The best two scores given at the end of each heat count.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater PlayStation Main menu
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater PlayStation Combining moves with stunts multiplies the score
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater PlayStation Loading screen shows level goals.

Alternate Titles

  • "托尼霍克职业滑板" -- Chinese Title (Simplified)
  • "Tony Hawk's Skateboarding" -- European title
  • "THPS" -- informal abbreviation

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User Reviews

It's the first, but not the best. bowser724 (26) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

The Press Says

Game Revolution Oct, 1999 A 100
GamePro (US) Nov 24, 2000 5 out of 5 100
PGNx Media Aug 15, 2002 9.5 out of 10 95
Playstation Illustrated 1999 92 out of 100 92
WomenGamers.com Jul 21, 2000 9 out of 10 90
Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine (OPM) Nov, 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Nov 11, 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Game Freaks 365 Aug 13, 2007 8.6 out of 10 86
Super Play Sep, 1999 84 out of 100 84
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 10, 1999 16 out of 20 80

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Trivia

Demo

A demo of the game was available for a limited time from Pizza Hut.

Soundtrack

The soundtrack includes the following songs:
  • Dead Kennedys - Police Truck
  • Evenrude - Vilifed
  • Goldfinger - Superman
  • Primus - Jerry Was a Racecar Driver
  • Speedealer - Nothing to Me
  • Speedealer - Screamer
  • Suicidal Tendencies - Cyco Vision
  • The Ernies - Here & Now
  • The Suicide Machines - New Girl
  • Unsane - Committed
  • The Vandals - Euro-Barge

Awards

  • Game Informer
    • August 2001 (Issue #100) - #36 in the "Top 100 Games of All Time" poll
  • GameSpy
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Grant McLellan (545) added Tony Hawk's Pro Skater (PlayStation) on Mar 29, 2001
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