It’s no secret by now, the best skate series is making a return. The living legend himself Tony Hawk announced recently that Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 drops this Fall. Nostalgia flowed immediately as I started to run the soundtracks back.
THPS2, as most would refer to it, is the best of an all time series that easily shifted skate culture. Adding to its stellar game play it was the first of the Pro Skater games to feature Create-a-Skater and Park Editor features, shifting the series and becoming an instant staple.
Tasks like finding S-K-A-T-E letters in each level, nailing high scores and finding hidden tapes became an everyday thing as a kid. I knew the skaters by then but the tricks looked so much more crisp. The competition levels were fun, but you could always find me completing the 10 tasks, traveling to cities and places I never knew about. Especially the NYC level. —JT