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Tony Hawks Pro Skater 2 (GBA)
Tony Hawks Pro Skater 2 (GBA)
Date: 30/07/01, updated on 30/07/01 (35 review reads)
Advantages: great graphics, long, fun
When Skate boarding became a more popular sport old Activision decided to take advantage of this as well as some other extreme sports. They gave matt Hoffman and Tony hawk some licenses and also gave them a great game each. Who would have thought Tony hawks pro skater could ever go this far. All the gamers nationwide were impressed and intruiged by a skate boarding game. When it arrived to the Psx the sales went through the roof, as everyone loved the realism and tracks with extra modes included.
A lot of critics laughed at the thought of such a realistic and superbly looking game to be as good on a portable machine even with this power. But as usual Nintendo proved everyone wrong and showed what this revolutionary company can do and have done before. After displaying some great screenshots a few months back we saw the release of it a month ago and it is still very hard to get hold of now.
So, why the fuss over this skateboarding game? I’ll explain.
There are 3 main modes on this game.
Career mode- in this mode you choose a skater and set him loose in the first track. You
have to accomplish various aims of the level like getting a certain amount of points or performing a certain grind or trick that is special. You have one track at the start of the game and you have to get a high level of money to unlock another track. Some courses will invite you to a competition at the start and judges will rank you and your points will compete against other boarders.
Single session- this mode is simple and funs where you just let go and play a 2-minute run. You only get the tracks unlocked in career mode so you could try that first. You do not get any special items in this like career mode, as it has nothing to d with completing the game unless you save a good score.
Free skate- much like the single session but this time you get a score and then try to improve it to see what your best score in on go is. So every time you do
a new trick it replaces your points with the ones from that new trick.
These modes are all good fun to perfect your jumps, grinds, and special tricks and very entertaining to practice on. There are seven tracks in all to unlock while you are in career mode, which you then can play in the other modes too.
As I said you can play on seven tracks all which look stunning and quite big so you will not get bored for a few weeks of solid playing at least. Also there are 13 skaters to play as all with different abilities and styles that you will get use to and choose one to play as in the career mode. You can buy players better stats that could really help you but you need a lot of money to unlock tracks and splash out on improvements.
The gameplay is fantastic and extremely smooth which no one can complain about. It is very easy to just skate around and have a laugh, and that is exactly what you want to do on a game like this. It is simple to just pull of an Ollie and do a nose grinds down some pole or half pipe edge. Also you will find it effortless to ride on to a half pipe and do some fun kick flips or nose bones.
The graphics are great and easily worth of the playstation if it were put on a TV screen. The backgrounds are very clear and detailed. The boarders you skate with are not as detailed but they still are average for the size they are on the size of screen they are on. There are no glitches that I have seen apart from the odd bit where you might get lost but there are no cracks where you can see through things like in the Psx version.
The sounds I just amazing and unlike the gameboy colour which just did an annoying bleep you actually get heavy metal on this!” Yes proper sounds effects when you are skating and the great music too! Truly a revolutionary game for new sound on portable machines. There are 9 different tracks to choose from when cruising along all of which are catchy and great for skating!
verall this game is the best for he GBA at the moment I give it 98%.
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