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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 Here we go!
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater PlayStation Skater select
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater PlayStation Main menu
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater N-Gage Select a stage and see how many challenges are available.

Promo Images

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Screenshot
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Screenshot
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Wallpaper
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Screenshot

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)

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic PlayStation Aug 10, 2001 A 100
GameSurge PlayStation 1999 99 out of 100 99
PGNx Media PlayStation Aug 15, 2002 9.5 out of 10 95
Total! (Germany) Nintendo 64 Mar, 2000 1.25 out of 6 95
NowGamer Dreamcast Jun 29, 2000 9.3 out of 10 93
Video Games PlayStation Sep, 1999 90 out of 100 90
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) PlayStation Nov 11, 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Super Play (Sweden) PlayStation Sep, 1999 84 out of 100 84
Eurogamer.net (UK) N-Gage Nov 17, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames N-Gage Oct 07, 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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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
The PAL version of the game includes three exclusive songs not available in the NTSC-U version (PS1 only):
  • Grand Unified - Le Hot
  • Aim (feat. YZ) - Ain't Got Time to Waste
  • Aquasky - Blue Thunder

Awards

  • Game Informer
    • August 2001 (Issue #100) - #36 in the "Top 100 Games of All Time" poll
  • GameSpy
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