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    Grind Session

    Game » consists of 1 releases. Released Apr 29, 2000

    Grind Session was SCEA/SCEE's answer to the popular Tony Hawk's Pro Skater franchise with more realistic physics and real-world parks.

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    Grind Session is a skateboarding game developed by Shaba Games and published by Sony Computer Entertainment on April 29, 2000 exclusively for the PlayStation. It was developed as a console-exclusive competitor to the then-extremely popular Tony Hawk's Pro Skater. The game was grounded in more realistic physics, featured a host of real-world parks and the original concept of "trick lines". The trick lines in the game were similar to the gaps in the Tony Hawk games, except the trick lines gained you "respect", the game's progression system. Respect is what unlocks levels. The game was received by critics with an average-to-good response but, commercially, wasn't as big a seller as Sony had hoped. The game was criticized for it's limited re-playability and extremely short list of pro skaters.

    The developer, Shaba Games, went on to develop the PlayStation entries of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 and 4 in collaboration with Neversoft.

    Pro Skaters

    • Willy Santos
    • Daewon Song
    • Ed Templeton
    • Cara-beth Burnside
    • Pigpen
    • John Cardiel

    Secret Skaters

    Grind Session had a large cast of interesting secret characters. Each secret character was unlocked by unlocking the photo shoot and getting 8000 points in one trick.

    Pro SkaterSecret CharacterDescription
    Willy SantosSkatora Robot
    Cara-BethHangmana chalk drawn stick man
    Ed TempletonDemona demon
    John CardielStanleyan green alien with a large head and black eyes
    Daewon SongRexa Tyrannosaurus Rex
    PigpenDave CarnieEditor in Chief of Big Brother Magazine
    Male CustomStingerHumanoid Beeman
    Female CustomGolgothaHuman like monster


    Training Level

    Da Banks (NYC)

    S.F. Mission


    Slam City Jam


    Playstation Park London





    In the Mind Of A Bourgeois Reader - Sonic Youth

    Linoleum - NOFX

    Galaxie Express - Cornelius

    Rise Above - Black Flag

    Blue Flowers (Technical Difficulties) - Dr. Octagon

    Publicity - GZA

    Jayou - Jurassic

    Out For Fame - KRS-one

    Man or Astro-man? - Television Fission

    Raida's Theme - The X-ecutioners

    Empty Heart - Zen Guerrilla


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