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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 Nintendo 64 Or top and bottom
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Nintendo 64 In two-player mode you can split the screen side-by-side
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater PlayStation That yellow thing with blue haze is a S-K-A-T-E letter.

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

Daily Radar Nintendo 64 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 100
The Video Game Critic Dreamcast Aug 16, 2001 A 100
CyberGames PlayStation Oct 20, 1999 9.1 out of 10 91
Mega Fun PlayStation Sep, 1999 91 out of 100 91
WomenGamers.com PlayStation Jul 21, 2000 9 out of 10 90
VicioJuegos.com N-Gage Jun 08, 2004 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
Super Play (Sweden) N-Gage Oct, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Eurogamer.net (UK) N-Gage Nov 17, 2003 7 out of 10 70

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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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