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Tony Hawk's American Wasteland (PlayStation 2)

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Advertising Blurbs

www.xbox.com:
    Get ready for unlimited skating and BMX biking in the vast wasteland of skate culture: Los Angeles! No levels. No load times. Just never-ending action that doesn't stop until you leave the game. Tony Hawk's American Wasteland gives you the freedom to experience continuous skating and BMX biking action. Experience the massive living skate world of Los Angeles - the mecca of skateboarding. Once you arrive in Los Angeles, the vast city that gave birth to skate culture, the sky's the limit as you progress through the Wasteland story and choose missions that will have you immersed in the action without ever skating the same line twice!

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (12592) on Oct 11, 2010.

www.software-pyramide.com - PlayStation 2 (German):
    Skate zum ersten Mal in einer grenzenlosen Welt! Endlose Skate- und BMX-Action in der Heimat der Skate-Kultur - Los Angeles! Keine Level. Keine Ladezeiten. Reine Nonstop-Action! In Tony Hawk's American Wasteland hast du zum allerersten Mal in einem Tony Hawk-Spiel die Freiheit, durch eine üppige, unbegrenzte Umgebung zu skaten oder zu biken. FEATURES: * Wähle dein Board oder Bike * Pass deinen Look, dein Deck & Tricks an - alles in einem Spiel * Grenzenlose Skate-Freiheit * Probier brandneue atemberaubende Trics aus * Exklusiver Soundtrack mit Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Taking Back Sunday und coolen Punk Classics * Spiel in Deutsch mit englischer Sprachausgabe.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66253) on Dec 31, 2007.

www.software-pyramide.com - Windows (German):
    Skate zum ersten Mal in einer grenzenlosen Welt! Endlose Skate- und BMX-Action in der Heimat der Skate-Kultur - Los Angeles! In Tony Hawk's American Wasteland hast du zum allerersten Mal in einem Tony Hawk- Spiel die Freiheit, durch eine üppige, unbegrenzte Umgebung zu skaten oder zu biken. In der Megastadt Los Angeles, der Wiege des Skateboard-Sports, steht dir alles offen, während du die Story des Spiels erkundest und dich auf waghalsige Missionen begibst, die dir alles abverlangen. Eins ist sicher Í du wirst dieselbe Line nie zweimal fahren! FEATURES: - Absolute Freiheit: Keine Ladezeiten, kein Level-basiertes Gameplay. In American Wasteland erkundest du ohne jegliche Einschränkungen oder Wiederholungen die Bezirke der Megastadt Los Angeles, - mit neuen On-Board-Tricks wie Bert Slides, Natas Spins Handstands sowie One-Footer Grinds und Manuals. - mit neuen Off-Board-Tricks wie Wall Runs, Wall Flips und Sprungattacken. - Board oder Bike? - Stöber in Skateshops, Friseurläden, Tattoo-Shops und Bekleidungsgeschäften, wenn du genügend Ziele abgeschlossen und dir etwas Geld verdient hast.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66253) on Dec 31, 2007.

CD Projekt official site (Polish distributor) - www.gram.pl:
    Kolejna odsłona świetnej zręcznościówki z cyklu Tony Hawk's. Po raz pierwszy nic Cię nie ogranicza: ani czas, ani teren, po którym jeździsz, ani nawet to, co nosisz. Całe miasto należy do Ciebie i możesz je traktować jako jeden wielki skate park. Gdy znudzisz się jazdą na deskorolce przesiądź się na rower i ruszaj w teren! Naucz się nowych, odjechanych trików i zaskocz swoich znajomych w rozgrywce sieciowej.
    • Do wyboru DESKA lub BMX!
    • Nowe, widowiskowe i zapierające dech w piersiach tricki.
    • Możliwość jazdy w najbardziej odjechanych miejscach np. dachy budynków.
    • Brak ograniczeń czasowych oraz terenowych - baw się ile chcesz i gdzie chcesz!
    • Możliwość personalizacji postaci - nowe ciuchy, deski, etc.
    • Rewelacyjna ścieżka dźwiękowa.
    • Profesjonalna wersja językowa przygotowana przez firmę CD Projekt.

    Contributed by U.V. Impaler (7260) on Jun 27, 2007.

Nintendo Winter Catalog 2005 - GameCube:

    Livin' Large In L.A.

    Experience continuous skating and BMX action without exiting a level or waiting for load times as you explore Los Angeles. Play as a young rebel making his way to the mecca of skateboarding, where he must prove himself to Tony Hawk, local pros, and legendary skaters and participate in the construction of the ultimate, trick-filled skate park.

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on Mar 09, 2007.

www.nintendo.com – GameCube:

    Thrash, he said.

    California, here we come.

    For the first time in the storied history of the Tony Hawk franchise, American Wasteland gives you the freedom to experience continuous skating and BMX action without exiting a level or waiting for load times as you explore a massive Los Angeles skate world.

    Features

    • Freedom to ride forever: No load times. No level-based gameplay.
    • Ultimate player control: More tricks and expanded controls than ever before.
    • Choose board or bike: For the first time, you can choose to ride BMX bikes throughout the entire game, with all-new physics, a BMX specific control system and several BMX-specific goals.
    • Customize like crazy: Customize your gear and your look.
    • Expanded multiplayer: New two-player co-op play available in Classic Mode. Complete classic Tony Hawk's Pro Skater goals alongside your friends.

    In a plot-twisting story that pays homage to '80s skateboarding and punk style, gamers play a young rebel who makes his way to the SoCal mecca of skateboarding, where he must prove himself to Tony Hawk, local pros and legendary skaters and participate in the construction of the ultimate, trick-filled skate park.

    The game allows players to skate and BMX from seaside Santa Monica to the star-studded sidewalks of Hollywood to the gritty streets of East L.A. as they customize and upgrade their characters, unlock new tricks and choose their missions without loads or levels.

    Tony Hawk's American Wasteland takes the action to new heights with expanded controls that allow players to pull off more sick tricks than ever before. New player controls, both on and off the board, allow for insane combos. You can pull off include bert slides, stalls, Natas spins handstands, one-footed grinds and manuals, wall runs, wall flips, board smacks and board throws.

    Gamers can customize their character as they travel throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Check out skate shops, barbershops, tattoo parlors and clothing stores as you accomplish goals and earn cash. Don't be shy about spraying a little graffiti and adding to L.A.'s, um, charm.

    Classic Mode returns with an all new two-player co-op mode in which gamers can compete alone or alongside friends in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater levels. Race against a two-minute timer to complete goals such as Pro Score, Combo Letters and Skate Letters.

    Bottom Line

    It's the best-looking Tony Hawk game to date. Add some new tricks to the already-solid gameplay the franchise is known for and you have an upgrade that's worth buying. And dig that classic soundtrack!

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53445) on Nov 07, 2005.