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The first skateboarding game on Nintendo 64, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater is a conversion of the PlayStation game that debuted to critical and commercial success in 1999. The goal is to become skate champion by competing on various tracks inspired by real-world locales. To do this, you will need to perform assorted tricks and combos (including signature moves from Tony Hawk and nine other professional skaters).
Career Mode, Single Session, Multiplayer, and Trick Tutorial are the available game types. Career Mode offers multiple objectives to complete, from earning points and finding hidden items to spelling the word S-K-A-T-E and breaking certain objects. The go-anywhere environments include a warehouse at Woodland Hills; a school in Miami; a mall in New York City; downtown Minneapolis; an area in Phoenix; the streets of San Francisco; a skate park in Chicago; another skate park in Oregon; and the final encounter at Roswell, New Mexico.
Single Session involves trying to accumulate as many points as you can within two minutes. After you finish, you can then watch a replay of your performance. Multiplayer consists of three distinct events: Graffiti, which has you trying to paint areas using your skateboard; Horse, where the object is to replicate a series of stunts; and Trick Attack, which involves competing for the most points. If you find yourself getting routinely thrashed by your friends, the Trick Tutorial option lets you browse each trick's button and analog stick combination.
Besides champion Tony Hawk, the game features the likenesses of nine other professional skaters: Bob Burnquist, Geoff Rowley, Bucky Lasek, Chad Muska, Kareem Campbell, Andrew Reynolds, Rune Glifberg, Jamie Thomas and Elissa Steamer. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater for Nintendo 64 supports the Expansion Pak for high-resolution graphics and the Rumble Pak for vibration feedback. A Controller Pak is required to save data, which uses eleven pages of memory. ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game Guide