What A High Score!
Another epic time-consumer of TSG, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater was the game that started it all. Girls either hate this game or love this game. For us, girls had to accept that they were not going to be receiving anywhere near the attention we would normally give them as we had each other’s high scores to top! We don’t have time to flirt with you, there’s a warehouse to be skated! The smart girls would give the game a go and most, if not all that tried got pretty into the game. Thus, this is one of the first games in my video game memory that drew the fairer sex in as well.
Before Dance Dance Revolution, before Guitar Hero, before the super fun, active and inclusive games of the Wii, and even before Rock Band, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater was a game that everyone wanted to play and be good at. My friends and I, guy or girl, would sit around and skate that warehouse level over and over and over. But not just the warehouse as a whole, oh no, not enough points in that. You had to fly down the ramp, hit the launch ramp, smash through the glass, land on either the rail next to the bowl or the coping of the bowl and grind the entire thing until it jutted out (preferrably with 3-5 different grinds) and if you had enough steam, hit the two rails in the center of the warehouse for a ridiculously high scoring combo to START your run. No need to point out how nerdy my photographic, picture perfect memory of this level of a ten-year old video game is, I’m well aware.
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Thanks for a great game, Mr. Hawk.
For what it’s worth, I used to skate with ‘‘ all the time. Do with that, what you will…but do it before 3:30PM PDT. This is for any Search&Win site!