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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater

MobyRank MobyScore
Nintendo 64
88
3.8
PlayStation
92
4.0
Dreamcast
90
4.1
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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 Don't look down!
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater PlayStation End of level tape count
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Nintendo 64 Geoff Rowley in attract mode
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Nintendo 64 In two-player mode you can split the screen side-by-side

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

The Video Game Critic PlayStation Aug 10, 2001 A 100
PSX Extreme PlayStation Oct 16, 1999 9.7 out of 10 97
IGN PlayStation Oct 19, 1999 9.4 out of 10 94
NowGamer Dreamcast Jun 29, 2000 9.3 out of 10 93
HappyPuppy Nintendo 64 Apr 18, 2000 9 out of 10 90
IGN N-Gage Oct 16, 2003 8.8 out of 10 88
Mega Fun Nintendo 64 Apr, 2000 86 out of 100 86
Super Play PlayStation Sep, 1999 84 out of 100 84
The Next Level Dreamcast Jul 13, 2000 B+ 83
Spel för Alla PlayStation Oct, 1999 8 out of 10 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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