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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation
92
4.0
Nintendo 64
88
3.8
N-Gage
75
3.5
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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 Select board: You can select your board, the truck and the wheels color
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater PlayStation There's always a score tape...
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater PlayStation Loading screen shows level goals.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Dreamcast Main menu.

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

Gaming Target Dreamcast Jun 23, 2000 9.8 out of 10 98
PSX Extreme PlayStation Oct 16, 1999 9.7 out of 10 97
IGN PlayStation Oct 19, 1999 9.4 out of 10 94
Mega Fun PlayStation Sep, 1999 91 out of 100 91
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) PlayStation Nov 11, 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Retroage Nintendo 64 Nov 10, 2010 8.7 out of 10 87
Mega Fun Nintendo 64 Apr, 2000 86 out of 100 86
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation Sep 10, 1999 16 out of 20 80
Jeuxvideo.com N-Gage Oct 14, 2003 15 out of 20 75
Digital Press - Classic Video Games N-Gage Jan 16, 2006 4 out of 10 40

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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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