Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
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Basic Information
Type(s)
Video Game
Neversoft Entertainment
Activision
Sports
CartridgeCD-Rom
Dreamcast, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, Microsoft Windows, macOS, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance
Retail Features
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Ratings
This title has been rated E by the ESRBThis title has been rated T by the ESRB
European Union European Release Date(s)
PlayStation
September 292000
Dreamcast
November 162000
Microsoft Windows and Game Boy Color
November 172000
Game Boy Advance
June 222001
Nintendo 64
October 122001
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
Game Boy Advance
May 302001
PlayStation
September 202000
Microsoft Windows
October 312000
Game Boy Color
November 2000
Dreamcast
November 52000
Game Boy Advance
May 302001
Nintendo 64
August 212001
Japan Japanese Release Date(s)
PlayStation
March 82001
Game Boy Color
December 142001
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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2', Or THPS2 for short (Pronounced Th-Pss-Two), is the sequel to the hit skateboarding game, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater. It is arguably the point where the Tony Hawk series really soared, launching a whole slew of "Notable Athletes Pro Sporter" games. The game saw a release on every platform, spreading its joy to all those possible. Improvements upon the first game included: Larger level design, more tricks, more goals, and refined gameplay.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

It features the series' trademark open-ended gameplay, in which the player (playing as a well-known professional skateboarder) completes a number of missions which result in cash rewards. With the cash, the player can then purchase skill improvements and better skateboards. THPS2 was also the first game in the series to introduce the manual, a skateboarding trick where the performer balances on his back two wheels. This enables players to string together trick combos, often resulting in hundreds of thousands of points. The game also introduced the Noseslide, Tailslide, Feeble, and Overcrook grinds. It was also the first of the Pro Skater games to feature Create-a-Skater and Park Editor features, now staples in the series.

Some levels in Tony Hawks Pro Skater 2 are designed for the player to complete a set number of tasks in two minutes. Such tasks include finding the S-K-A-T-E letters, high scores and finding a hidden tape somewhere in the level. Each of the non-competition levels contain ten tasks for a player to do, each task rewarding a player with cash. Cash is also scattered around the levels in order for players to find, increasing the use for replaying a level. Once a player has enough cash, they can continue on to a new level. The other type of levels are competition levels. This is first seen in Marseilles, where a player must perform tricks and get judged on. The rating by the judges that a player receive is based on how much they score, variation of tricks, bails, and how much of the level they have used. The judges give scores based on this criteria, the highest and lowest are taken away, and the three scores are given an average. There are three runs total and the best two count. Competition levels also contain cash hidden for a player to collect.

Levels[edit | edit source]

The game features the following levels:

  • Hangar
  • School II
  • Marseilles (competition level)
  • New York
  • Venice Beach
  • Skatestreet (competition level)
  • Philadelphia
  • Bullring (competition level)

Bonus Levels:

  • Skate Heaven
  • Hoffman Bike Headquarters (not featured in all versions)
  • Hawaii Chopper Drop (not featured in all versions)
  • Sky Lines (not featured in all versions)
  • Downhill Jam (from Tony Hawk's Pro Skater)
  • Skate Park (from Tony Hawk's Pro Skater)
  • Warehouse (from Tony Hawk's Pro Skater)