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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater

MobyRank MobyScore
Dreamcast
91
...
Nintendo 64
89
3.7
N-Gage
75
3.3
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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 US title screen
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Dreamcast The Pheonix Canyon Level
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater PlayStation Don't look down!
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Nintendo 64 Or like this with the scores displayed in the blank area.

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. PlayStation bowser724 (26)
I hate skateboarders and I love this game. Dreamcast Courtland Funke (45)

The Press Says

Daily Radar Nintendo 64 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 100
The Video Game Critic Dreamcast Aug 16, 2001 A 100
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) PlayStation Nov 11, 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Power Unlimited Dreamcast Sep, 2000 8.7 out of 10 87
Jeuxvideo.com Dreamcast Jul 10, 2000 17 out of 20 85
Super Play PlayStation Sep, 1999 84 out of 100 84
Meristation N-Gage Nov 06, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Power Unlimited PlayStation Nov, 1999 7.6 out of 10 76
Jeuxvideo.com N-Gage Oct 14, 2003 15 out of 20 75
Gamers' Republic Nintendo 64 Apr, 2000 B 75

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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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