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Tony Hawk 2 iPhone Is Real, Unofficial

Yes, that THPS2 video we ran was real, but that doesn't mean you'll be able to buy it soon.

Oh, hey, right. THPS2 had Spider-Man in it!
Slide To Play has a follow-up story on that footage of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 running on an iPhone that surfaced earlier this week. LTI Gray Matter, the developer, has confirmed that it's real. But there's a catch.

The catch is that they aren't necessarily doing this work for Activision. The developer, which has done work for Activision in the past, sort of did it on their own and has shopped it to Activision as a nearly complete, QA-ready product. So unless Activision decides that it wants a re-release of Tony Hawk 2 on the iPhone, it's probably not going anywhere. Considering the Tony Hawk franchise is returning later this year, this might be a great release to help people remember what was great about the series. Or, you know, depending on the quality of the upcoming game, it might serve as a sorrowful reminder that this series was, at one point, one of the greatest franchises in all of gaming.
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Posted by Jeff
Oh, hey, right. THPS2 had Spider-Man in it!
Slide To Play has a follow-up story on that footage of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 running on an iPhone that surfaced earlier this week. LTI Gray Matter, the developer, has confirmed that it's real. But there's a catch.

The catch is that they aren't necessarily doing this work for Activision. The developer, which has done work for Activision in the past, sort of did it on their own and has shopped it to Activision as a nearly complete, QA-ready product. So unless Activision decides that it wants a re-release of Tony Hawk 2 on the iPhone, it's probably not going anywhere. Considering the Tony Hawk franchise is returning later this year, this might be a great release to help people remember what was great about the series. Or, you know, depending on the quality of the upcoming game, it might serve as a sorrowful reminder that this series was, at one point, one of the greatest franchises in all of gaming.
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Edited by theMcNasty

Der-Der Duhr.

I tilt phone.
FOUR BUTTONS!
Skater jumps.

I think I'll go grab a controller instead.

Posted by Pazy

I wont buy this until its completely tilt based and im allowed to flip my phone under my feet like a skateboard!

Posted by Death_Burnout

Ohhh the Hanger level...

Posted by MatthewMeadows

Used to love the School level

Posted by Kou_Leifoh

I think it's a wise move to bring Tony Hawk 2 to IPhone, but what about Tony Hawk 3?

Posted by agentboolen

I'm sure it will be brought out.  My only guess for them to say no is that they wouldn't want any type of reminder of the old type of game while they are trying to re-create a fresh THPS experience...  Which I doubt they would do.

Posted by End_Boss

Ah, Hangar... We miss you so.

Posted by RetroIce4

My favorite level was that one with in the skatepark and if you grind...ed? on a certain rail. This hellish cave would sink in and you could skate in it.
I can't remember the name, but it was awesome.

Posted by addictedtopinescent

@Kou_Leifoh 

Agreed
Posted by Lemmingzx

Hope it still has the bitching sound track, pretty much what made THPS2 so good

Posted by Dan_CiTi

Tony Hawk 2 for the GBA.

Posted by RHCPfan24

Hmmm....I am going to pass on this one.

Posted by joey
Dan_CiTi said:
"Tony Hawk 2 for the GBA."
I had it for the GBC. It was awesome.
Posted by MeatSim

I really don't wanna play this on the iPhone.

Posted by MeatSim

Vin Diesel staring as Vin Diesel?

Posted by Media_Master

this game needs a controller

Posted by Kayrack

it seems like an interesting idea. thats about all i can say :S

Posted by CL60

Bad controls are bad.