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GamesFirst! (Apr 24, 2002)
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 for GBA is one of the best GBA titles to own. Packing loads and loads of THPS goodness, this will keep you busy for hours. Because the game is so good, and so popular, there is a decent chance that you will even be able to find other THPS fans to link up with and get some multiplayer rolling. Although the look and feel of the GBA version will never be quite as perfect as the home version, it doesn’t get much closer than this. Go skate!
IGN (Mar 06, 2002)
Tony Hawk 3 is an incredible package, and it's a lot deeper than you're led to believe. The designers have put in a ton of extras that are unlocked as you successfully go through its career mode several times. Extra characters, parks, and gameplay modes are tucked away in the game, hidden as an incentive to learn and master the controls and skateparks in this GBA title. The "gee whiz" factor isn't nearly as overwhelming in the sequel, but that doesn't mean that Tony Hawk 3 isn't a marvel in itself. The game is tighter, longer, and more challenging than its predecessor, with more elements to enjoy, both in single and multiplayer modes. Don't miss this one.
If you're itchin' for some extreme sports goodness on your Game Boy Advance, look no further. You should be quite familiar with the addiction factor that comes with the territory if you played the first one at all, so go out, buy Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3, and get hooked all over again. No helmet required.
GameSpot (Mar 08, 2002)
With the great impression that Tony Hawk 2 for the GBA made on many gamers, Vicarious Visions could have easily just thrown the Tony Hawk 3 levels into the same exact game and still have a quality title. Instead, it went the extra mile and included an improved trick system, improved graphics, multiplayer support, and a create-a-skater mode, creating an exceptional game and maintaining the Tony Hawk tradition of perpetually creating better games. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 used to be the must-own action sports game for the Game Boy Advance. Meet the new titleholder.
Armchair Empire, The (Apr 15, 2002)
While not on the same level of brilliance as the console version of THPS3 because obviously you just can't stuff all that 128-bit gaming goodness into a GBA, Vicarious Visions nevertheless does a great job of giving skateboarding handheld game fans a reason not to feel shortchanged. Even if you already own the GBA version of THPS2 go out and buy this terrific title that more than does justice to the long lineage of Pro Skating greatness that has preceded it.
Der Sound des Spiels bietet rockige, schnelle Musik und qualitativ hochwertige Geräusche. Einziger Wermutstropfen ist immer noch die gewagte Ansicht des Spiels. Mitunter ist es schwer, Höhen und Tiefen im Level zu unterscheiden. Nach einer kurzen Eingewöhnungszeit ist aber auch dieses Problem weitgehend gelöst. Wer noch kein Tony Hawk-Spiel besitzt, sollte spätestens setzt zuschlagen – Spielspaß garantiert.
GameSpy (Mar, 2002)
Tony Hawk 3 on the GBA obviously can't fully compete with the console versions of the game. The controls and camera will also give Tony Hawk veterans, at least, some headaches as they relearn their skills. What's most important, though, is that the classic, exciting Tony Hawk gameplay is still very much in evidence. Taken in its own right as a GBA game, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 soars high.
Gaming Target (Apr 03, 2002)
All of the trick and board sounds seem to be lifted from the console games. It is a pleasant surprise to be able to recognize the surface type you are skating on simply by the sound the game emits. Furthermore, all of the crashes, grunts, screams, and environmental sounds are equally accurate.
GameNOW (May, 2002)
All in all, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 easily retains its title of the GBA's "King of Extreme." If you like the console versions, you won't be disappointed.
NintendoWorldReport (Apr 07, 2002)
Most of you know by now if you enjoy Tony Hawk games. On that note, you can rest assured that THPS3 is different enough from the console version to warrant a second purchase for your portable library. If you haven’t played a Tony Hawk game, give them a shot. You shan’t be disappointed.
90 (UK) (Apr 28, 2002)
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 is again a splendid port. The problem of getting used to the perspective is something that the player must overcome personally, as the game itself is not to be missed. This is an addictive, engaging and downright impressive title, ideal for a quick burn on the tube or bus, and exploring the fabulously designed levels at length adds untold longevity to the equation.
GameZone (Apr 03, 2002)
The Tony Hawk series continues to amaze its fans with every sequel by adding more moves, skaters, levels, and customization. Just like past Tony Hawk’s on other systems, Tony Hawk 3 sets a boundary for all other handheld skateboarding games that come out in the future. With its complicated yet user-friendly controls, you are able to skate just like the pros. And with every sequel having the same controls and feels as the last, fans of the series can jump right into each one that comes out and feel right at home. Although they did add some great things to Tony Hawk 3 for Game Boy Advance, it’s essentially the same game.
As expected, this sequel has been retrofitted with all of the innovations included in the console versions. Along with smoother animations, detailed skater models, and pedestrians roaming the levels, players can now perform the ultimate Revert trick. Once again, however, exploration is overly frustrating. This, of course, stems from the bothersome isometric camera view and larger level sizes. Memorizing the layout of the terrain is the only way to truly succeed. Thankfully, though, the gameplay is thoroughly engaging and reason enough to spend time with this finely polished release.
Nintendojo (2002)
This will give you at least 30 hours of gameplay if you're a Tony Hawk enthusiast. If you're strictly 100% polygons, stay away and grab the Cube version, otherwise grab this and THPS4 too.
Gamer 2.0 (Aug 17, 2004)
Overall, THPS3 takes the series to the next level. What was already basically perfect from last generation's standards, this gets better. From the new re-vert stuff to the great graphics and level design, THPS3 is a must-own. Whether you're getting the Playstation 2 version or one of the others, it's highly recommendable on all accounts. It's simply one of the best games on store shelves at the moment.
80 (Mar 29, 2002)
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater est sans hésitations le meilleur épisode de la série et il serait dommage de passer à côté d'un tel jeu. Visiblement certaines séries se bonifient avec le temps est c'est le cas ici, le nouveau Tony Hawk est un très bon cru !
GamePro (US) (Mar 05, 2002)
Ultimately, THPS3 on GBA is fun, but the small scale and leaps of faith really make you work for it. Then again, there’s a price to pay for pushing the envelope, and this is one of the few GBA series really doing that.
Gamestyle (Aug 13, 2006)
Overall the latest in a long string of games (Tony's recently signed to Activision until 2013) is a fun affair that will instantly bring smile to fans of the original games, familiarity can breed contempt and everybody's favourite skater will need to come up with something a bit more original for his next effort.