Tony Hawk's Pro Skater

aka: THPS, Tony Hawk's Skateboarding
Moby ID: 3567
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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 videotape. By collecting enough videotapes, you unlock levels and skateboards for you to use. There are 6 levels like this. The second type of level is 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.

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  • 托尼霍克职业滑板 - Chinese spelling (Simplified)

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Critics

Average score: 89% (based on 52 ratings)

Players

Average score: 4.0 out of 5 (based on 122 ratings with 2 reviews)

It's the first, but not the best.

The Good
I liked: It's a skateboarding game/ It has my hometown in it (Minneapolis, MN)/ It's got a good selection of skaters/ The music is great

The Bad
I didn't like: No manuals/ Shaky controls on PlayStation/ It tries too hard to be realistic/ There aren't enough bonuses/ Bad SFX

The Bottom Line
It's worth buying if you love the Tony Hawk Series and want a complete collection. It's a fairly solid game, despite the limitation that it wasn't made more recently for GameCube, Xbox, and PS2.

PlayStation · by bowser724 (27) · 2004

I hate skateboarders and I love this game.

The Good
Everything. The controls are surprisingly easy and the graphics are excellent. Great soundtrack (although I did turn it off after awhile), great gameplay, and an amazing amount of replayability make this an excellent purchase and a must have for any Dreamcast owner.

The Bad
The menus were a little annoying.

The Bottom Line
A really good skateboarding game that even a non skateboarder could love.

Dreamcast · by Courtland Funke (53) · 2001

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
  • Game Informer Game of the Year 1999
    • Best GOTY for Game Informer Magazine
  • GameSpy

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Game added by Grant McLellan.

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Additional contributors: Terok Nor, PCGamer77, Adam Baratz, Unicorn Lynx, quizzley7, DreinIX, Patrick Bregger, BlaringCoder, Jadson Schlengmann.

Game added April 2, 2001. Last modified May 28, 2024.