Tony Hawk's Pro Skater (1999 Video Game)
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I know I said this is the best game for N64; maybe it is, maybe it isn't, but for me it is. I also know the Playstation version is better, but I have to do without that for most of the time. The cinematics are half the fun; you can see Hawk pull both the Full Pipe run and his historic 900 at the '99 X Games. See Bob Burnquist pull his famous One Footed Smith, Chad Muska do his little rail grind with his backpack and stereo (forgot the name of the trick), and many more.
The 2 Player mode is also great. You can do Horse (though that kinda sucks), Graffiti, in which you tag every object you can your color, and Trick Attack, in which it's just you and your opponent bustin' out the best s*** possible.
Free Skate allows you to do whatever level you want, with whatever skater you want, for however long as you want. It's genius.
Career Mode is pretty well manufactured: Warehouse, School, and the Mall prep you for your 1st competition: the Skate Park. Next, Downtown and Downhill Jam prep you for #2: the Burnside. Finally, you can hit the mean streets of SF before hittin' the final competition: Roswell. Along the way you can collect medals and tapes for unlocking levels and skaters.
Go and rent this game if you have never played it. And if you do have it, play it as much as you can, 'cause you're playin' a classic!
second, it's got music that shouldn't have been put on the game.
OK, i'm commenting on the N64 version of the game, so don't yell at me if you're confused. For some reason, it's up to a bunch of skaters to grab a bunch of hidden tapes before the police get them. The police are highly disrespected in this game, and mentally referred to as pigs.
-Spoilers- Once you beat the game, you get a character named Officer Dick. He's a 40 year old fat guy who's 25 years pro, and his skateboards resemble donuts and coffee, including a board that says "3 course meal" and showing 3 donuts.
Which of course, means he is a pig. apparently, I don't like that.
OK, down to business. there's types of games, such as graffiti, which means you have to do a trick off of an object, and your opponent has to make a better trick, to get that tagged his color. then there's simple points matches, where you get points for pulling stunts off, then there's horse, where a skater starts at a preset location, and does a trick, and his opponent has to do a better one. if he fails, he gets the first letter in a chosen word. of course, the default word is horse, but that can be changed. you can be very creative. especially with 4 letter words.
the game is OK. 7/10.
The graphics are good for an N64 game, but not very good compared to the graphics on new games. The graphics get a 6.5/10.
Overall, this game is a must-have for any skater who likes video games, or for anybody who likes video games. It gets an 8/10.
FINAL RANKING: Great game!!!