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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 Dreamcast Grinding a Rail
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater PlayStation European title screen
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Nintendo 64 Bob Burnquist in the warehouse.  You must collect all the letters in "skate" in each level.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater PlayStation There's always a score tape...

Promo Images

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Render
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Screenshot
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Screenshot
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 (29)
I hate skateboarders and I love this game. Dreamcast Courtland Funke (54)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) PlayStation Nov 24, 2000 5 out of 5 100
The Video Game Critic PlayStation Aug 10, 2001 A 100
NUKE Computer Gaming PlayStation 1999 9.7 out of 10 97
Playstation Illustrated PlayStation 1999 92 out of 100 92
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) PlayStation Nov 11, 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
All Game Guide Nintendo 64 2000 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
IGN N-Gage Oct 16, 2003 8.8 out of 10 88
Game Freaks 365 PlayStation Aug 13, 2007 8.6 out of 10 86
Power Unlimited PlayStation Nov, 1999 7.6 out of 10 76
Jeuxvideo.com N-Gage Oct 14, 2003 15 out of 20 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
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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