Tony Hawk may be more or less relegated to the faded pages of gaming history now, but back in the late '90s, Neversoft's Tony Hawk's Pro Skater was a revelation in the industry. Alongside that legend comes a good degree of hidden facts you might not know about one of the most influential series of the '00s – for instance, Bruce Willis was the first person to "ride" a board in Neversoft's original game. Now, thanks to the this video from Did You Know Gaming, you know.

There's more. As it turns out, the developers (who went on to make maybe the first decent Spider-Man console game in history, among other notable titles) got their start working for Playmates, a toy company who were still enjoying something of a heyday back in the era of the original PlayStation. Considering that Pro Skater inspired a whole generation of young players to dive into skateboard culture, it's a notable entry in the annals of the industry from a distant time before Activision started printing money with Call of Duty. Click that "play" button for more.

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