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    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2

    Game » consists of 11 releases. Released Sep 20, 2000

    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater returns with new levels, skaters, gameplay mechanics (including the introduction of the Manual), and the ability to create custom skaters and levels.

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    Overview

    New ground moves in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2.
    New ground moves in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2.

    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 is a skateboarding game developed by Neversoft and published by Activision for the PlayStation on September 20, 2000. Sequel to Tony Hawk's Pro Skater and the second installment of the long-running Tony Hawk franchise, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 adds new skaters and levels while introducing new gameplay elements (such as new Grind Tricks and the Manual, an on-ground trick that allows players to continue trick chains while on the ground), a character creation system, and a level editor to the series. The game also includes an improved career mode, raising the number of objectives per level while replacing the "collecting videotape" system with a currency system (in which players can buy upgrades with cash collected, while new levels are unlocked by the total cash collected).

    The game was ported to the PC on October 31, 2000 (by LTI Gray Matter), the Dreamcast on November 6, 2000 (by Treyarch), the Nintendo 64 on August 21, 2001 (by Edge of Reality), and all iOS devices on April 2010 (by Activision). The PC version adds three levels from the predecessor, while the Nintendo 64 version replaced Chopper Drop with the Hoffman BMX Factory from Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX and removed some of the soundtrack (likely to reduce the ESRB rating from "T" to "E"). An updated version of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 was later released for the Xbox on November 14, 2001 (by Treyarch) titled Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2x (remaking all levels from the first two Tony Hawk games while adding four-player split-screen and system link multiplayer and gender selection in the character creation mode). Most of the assets of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 is included Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD for the Xbox 360 (via Xbox Live Arcade), PlayStation 3 (via PlayStation Network), and PC (via Steam).

    Handheld versions were released on both the Game Boy Color on November 2000 (developed by Natsume) and the Game Boy Advance on May 30, 2001 (developed by Vicarious Visions). Both games are played in a 2D isometric viewpoint, and feature many elements from the console versions. The action on the Game Boy Color is primarily horizontal on the screen (while the player can also navigate the open-world vertically). The Game Boy Advance version is more faithful to the original game, replicating the levels, graphics, and gameplay.

    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 is the first game in the franchise to feature crossover characters as hidden playable skaters. Spider-Man, a superhero from the Spider-Man franchise) appears as a hidden unlockable skater.

    Gameplay Enhancements

    While THPS2 did not introduce any new gameplay modes, it added a series of new features that turned into meaningful additions to the franchise. These start with the Create-A-Modes.

    Create-a-Skater

    Create-A-Skater editor menu.
    Create-A-Skater editor menu.

    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 added the ability to create a skater, allowing the player to progress through the Career Mode (as well as the game's other various modes) as an avatar or a custom-edited character. The mode allowed a then-large amount of options for this character's appearance and allowed the user to distribute stat points wherever they pleased as opposed to THPS1's forced stat growth.

    An example of a custom gap
    An example of a custom gap

    The ability to assign custom tricks was also given, allowing the player to re-write any of the default moves' combinations as well as assigning custom special tricks that could be unlocked and assigned to any specific combination of buttons. Special tricks can either be unlocked throughout the game or by purchasing them with cash acquired in the game's career mode. Flip tricks, grab tricks, grind tricks and a limited amount of manuals (also assigned to the Grind button) compiled the variety of special tricks the player could assign.

    Park Editor

    The Park Editor's toolset
    The Park Editor's toolset

    Also a new addition was the Park Editor, which allowed players to edit their own custom skateparks with a variety of tools, objects and obstacles. It is grid based and has four distinct themes (Power Plant, Industrial, School, Outside), each changing the appearance of the level and it's objects. The park's size can also be edited according to width and length. The object categories are as follow:

    CategoryDescription
    StartsSpawn points for Player 1, 2 and HORSE start points.
    Gap ToolTool to set gaps.
    RisersElevated platforms varying in size and height.
    Quarter PipesDifferent set of sizes and heights for quarter pipes. There are two sets: metal QPs and wooden QPs.
    RailsGround-based rails for grinding. There are two sets: centered rails and offset rails.
    WallsLow-height walls that can be used as grind surfaces.
    SlopesSlanted platforms that act as jumps and/or surfaces to ride up heightened terrain.
    StairsSelf-explanatory, they vary in size and stair count.
    PoolsLarge, empty pool surfaces. These vary in shape and size.
    FunboxesHeightened platforms generally surrounded by slopes. These can be custom built using risers and slopes, though the selection in this category usually includes funboxes from single-player levels and specially-shaped sets.
    KickersSimilar to slopes, though slightly slanted upwards to act as a boosted jump.
    BenchesBenches, bleachers and other contraptions of the sort.
    SignsStreet/Publicity signs that can act as grinding/wallride surfaces.
    FloorPatters/textures that can be applied to the ground surface, such as the Neversoft logo, grass, dirt and pavement.
    FoliageA selection of trees, planters and flowerbeds.
    MiscA large wall structure or a steel pillar.

    The Park Editor mode also contained a handful of previously-made parks from the team at Neversoft, giving the user some ideas as to where to start when editing a park.

    New grind tricks.
    New grind tricks.

    Probably the most meaningful change to Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 is the addition of the manual, a move that allows player to link tricks together to build up larger combos. Manuals are performed by pressing up and then down on the directional inputs. Pressing down and up will perform a nose manual. During a manual, the player must balance themselves according to the on-screen balance meter. Pressing up and down on the directional inputs will balance the player in the according direction. The longer the manual goes on, the harder keeping balance will become. Spending stat points into the "Manuals" section of the statistics screen will make manuals easier to keep going across further distances. Manuals can be performed after street tricks, such as ollies, flip tricks, grabs or grinds but never after a vert trick. It is possible to link a street combo into a vert trick, however.

    A less impactful, although useful during large combo sequences, addition are the added grind tricks to the game's move list. These can be performed by double-tapping in a direction before hitting the Grind button. Example being the Bluntslide, performed by double-tapping down, then hitting the Grind button before hitting a rail. Other grinds include the Overcrook, Crooked and Nosebluntslide grind.

    Cash Collectables
    Cash Collectables

    Cash is the new method of progressing through the game's career mode. Completing goals on the Goal List during career mode will earn the user Cash, which unlocks new levels. Cash that is earned can be spent to purchase new decks, stat points or special tricks. Additionally, each level contains a set number of Cash icons to collect, allowing for further stat-building and unlocks. Easier icons are worth less and hidden or hard to find icons are worth significantly more. Stats will cost more after each point purchase and better decks and tricks will cost much more, so finding these cash icons in each level is encouraged for building a better character.

    Levels

    Hangar
    Hangar

    Location: Mullet Falls, Montana

    Hangar is situated in an enclosed airplane hangar. It features a large roll-in drop, a wooden half-pipe, a secret half-pipe located in a wind-tunnel and an active helicopter that, when the player grinds its chopper blades, takes off, destroys part of the roof and opens a hidden, outdoor area.

    This level is featured in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD.

    Objectives

    Objective NameDescriptionCash Reward
    High ScoreObtain a score of 10,000 points$100
    Pro ScoreObtain a score of 25,000 points$200
    Sick ScoreObtain a score of 75,000 points$500
    Collect S-K-A-T-ECollect the SKATE letters$150
    Barrel HuntRun into 5 scattered barrel stacks$150
    Collect 5 Pilot WingsCollect 5 floating pilot emblems$250
    Nosegrind Over the PipeNosegrind over the arching rails on the wooden half-pipe$150
    Hit 3 Hangtime GapsOllie over 3 special gaps$150
    Find the Secret TapeCollect the hidden tape$150
    100% Goals and CashComplete all prior goals and collect all cash icons$200
    School II
    School II

    Location: Southern California, California

    School II is set in a college campus. It features large, open street areas, a secret indoor pool/gymnasium complex and a variety of campus walkways. It's most notorious feature is the gigantic set of stairs located at the start of the level that can be grinded down or jump off the high-perched area to score one of the hardest gaps in the game, titled "Leap of Faith".

    This level is featured in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD.

    Objectives

    Objective NameDescriptionCash Reward
    High ScoreObtain a score of 15,000 points$200
    Pro ScoreObtain a score of 40,000 points$350
    Sick ScoreObtain a score of 100,000 points$500
    Collect S-K-A-T-ECollect the SKATE letters$400
    Wallride 5 BellsWallride over 5 bells$500
    Collect 5 Hall PassesCollect 5 floating hall passes$400
    Kickflip TC's Roof GapKickflip from one low-rise roof to another, also called "TC's Gap"$400
    Grind 3 Roll Call RailsGrind 3 rails known as the "Roll Call!" rails$500
    Find the Secret TapeCollect the hidden tape$500
    100% Goals and CashComplete all prior goals and collect all cash icons$500
    Marseille
    Marseille

    Location: Marseille, France

    Marseille is the first of three competition arenas. It features a very small street area, multiple bowls and a large quarter-pipe filled lower area. It features a secret area that can be accessed by running into a wooden plank holding down one of the trees on the left side of the level. The tree collapses into a nearby wall, revealing a pit that, when entered, gives access to a large underground area filled with rails, quarter-pipes and a fountain.

    This level is featured in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD.

    New York City
    New York City

    Location: New York City, New York

    New York City is set in a urban area of NYC. It features a water-side park, city streets with taxis driving on them, a multitude of park-like plazas, an overhead subway rail and a very large re-creation of the Bronx, a famous real-life skate spot. This area is locked from the beginning, requiring the player to collect subway tokens to unlock access to the subway rails which then allows access to the park.

    Objectives

    Objective NameDescriptionCash Reward
    High ScoreObtain a score of 20,000 points$750
    Pro ScoreObtain a score of 50,000 points$1000
    Sick ScoreObtain a score of 150,000 points$1250
    Collect S-K-A-T-ECollect the SKATE letters$800
    Ollie the HydrantsOllie over 3 fire hydrants$700
    Collect 5 Subway TokensCollect 5 floating subway tokens$800
    50-50 Joey's SculptureDo a 50-50 grind on a triangular sculpture$900
    Grind the Subway RailsGrind the subway rails. Requires the "Collect 5 Subway Tokens" goal to be complete$1100
    Find the Secret TapeCollect the hidden tape$1200
    100% Goals and CashComplete all prior goals and collect all cash icons$500
    Venice Beach
    Venice Beach

    Location: Venice, California

    Venice Beach is set in a beachside park. There are very large, open street areas featuring jumps, rails, ledges, benches and tables as well as a host of quarter-pipes, rooftops and half-pipes.

    This level is featured in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD.

    Objectives

    Objective NameDescriptionCash Reward
    High ScoreObtain a score of 40,000 points$1500
    Pro ScoreObtain a score of 100,000 points$1750
    Sick ScoreObtain a score of 200,000 points$2000
    Collect S-K-A-T-ECollect the SKATE letters$1250
    Ollie the Magic Bum 5 TimesOllie a bum that will teleport after each subsequent ollie 5 times$1500
    Collect 5 Spray CansCollect 5 floating paint spray cans$1250
    Tailslide Venice LedgePerform a Tailslide on a ledge on one of the beachfronts$1000
    Hit 4 VB TansfersOllie over 4 gaps, also called the "VB Transfers"$1500
    Find the Secret TapeCollect the hidden tape$1250
    100% Goals and CashComplete all prior goals and collect all cash icons$500
    Skatestreet
    Skatestreet

    Location: Ventura, California

    Skatestreet is the second competition stage as well as a real-life location, held as a landmark of skateboarding culture by enthusiasts. It features a large street area with an equally-large vert area including a rectangular-shaped bowl, a massive half-pipe, and a below-ground half-pipe that is connected to one of the park's wall.

    In 2005, the park's founder passed away in a motorcycle accident and the skatepark was subsequently closed.

    Philly
    Philly

    Location: Philadelphia, PA

    Philly is set in a urban park and is also a real-life location. It's actual is LOVE Park. To avoid copyright infringements, they changed the famous sculpture to 'THPS', the series' acronym. The level features a large fountain, several rails, stair gaps, ledges, gaps and jumps. The level also features an accurate representation of FDR Skatepark. It is a mostly-vert concrete skatepark.

    Objectives

    Objective NameDescriptionCash Reward
    High ScoreObtain a score of 50,000 points$2500
    Pro ScoreObtain a score of 125,000 points$3000
    Sick ScoreObtain a score of 250,000 points$4000
    Collect S-K-A-T-ECollect the SKATE letters$2000
    Drain the FountainHit a valve hidden on rooftop to drain the large fountain$2500
    Collect 5 BellsCollect 5 floating bells$2000
    Bluntslide the AwningPerform a bluntslide on a blue awning$2000
    Liptrick 4 Skatepark LipsPerform liptricks on 4 separate vert lips$2500
    Find the Secret TapeCollect the hidden tape$2000
    100% Goals and CashComplete all prior goals and collect all cash icons$500
    Bullring
    Bullring

    Location: Mexico

    The Bullring is the third and final competition level.

    It is a half-vert, half-street level complete with quarter-pipes, funboxes, ledges and gaps as well as a massive half-pipe attached to a loop structure. Much like the name implies, the level is built inside a bullring, where a bull runs around leaving piles of poo behind.

    Chopper Drop
    Chopper Drop

    Location: Hawaii

    Chopper Drop is one of two secret levels.

    It features a half-pipe built on a platform out in the ocean. The player drops from an airborne helicopter onto the half-pipe which features a jump at the end of the platform.

    Skate Heaven
    Skate Heaven

    Location: Space

    Skate Heaven is the second secret level. It is set in "heaven" which, of course, is in space. It features an inane amount of skateboarding structures like half-pipes, bowls, stairs, rails, gaps, ledges, rails, benches, snake-runs, tunnels and flatland areas. The level is built around a volcano and if the player hops out of the level, an ominous voice (Most likely to symbolize God) either laughs at the player or proclaims "You suck" . In the Game Boy Color version, the volcano is absent, but there are different colored nebulas in the distance instead.

    Secret Levels

    Warehouse (PC Only)
    Warehouse (PC Only)

    Location: Woodland Hills

    Warehouse is primarily an all-around level. It's situated in a dark warehouse and features a hill drop, walls decked with quarter-pipes, a boxed-up taxi cab and a large half-pipe sitting underneath a glass-walled overhang.

    This level was originally in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater.

    Skate Park (PC Only)
    Skate Park (PC Only)

    Location: Chicago

    Skatepark is an all-around level. It's situated in a large indoor skatepark with one half being dedicated to street skateboarding and the other half to vert. It features a large half-pipe, an equally-large U-shaped bowl, a funbox and two long, high-risen rails. This one of 3 competition stages.

    This level was originally in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater.

    Downhill Jam (PC Only)
    Downhill Jam (PC Only)

    Location: Phoenix

    Downhill Jam is primarily a street level. It is the second downhill stage level, similar to Mall though much more downhill-strong than the aforementioned level. It's situated in a open-air water dam and features a host of large jumps, gaps, rails and a massive vert half-pipe formed out of the dam's structure. This level was originally in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater.

    • Mat Hoffman Bike Headquarters (N64 Only)
    • Tampa Skate Park (Xbox Only)
    • Construction Site (Xbox Only)
    • Sky Lines (Xbox Only)
    • Club (Xbox Only)
    • Subway (Xbox Only)
    • Rooftops (GBA Only)

    Characters

    Pro Skaters

    Tony Hawk
    Tony Hawk
    • Overturn: Down, Left and Grind
    • The 900: Right, Down and Grab
    • Sacktap: Up, Down and Grab
    • Specialty: Vert
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    Bob Burnquist
    Bob Burnquist
    • Rocket Tailslide: Left, Down and Grind
    • Racket Air: Left, Down and Grab
    • One-Foot Smith: Right, Down and Grind
    • Specialty: Vert and Switch Stance
    AirHang TimeOllieSpeedSpinLandingSwitchRail BalanceLip BalanceManual Balance
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    Steve Caballero
    Steve Caballero
    • Hang Ten: Right, Up and Grind
    • Triple Kickflip: Up, Left and Flip
    • FS 540: Right, Left and Grab
    • Specialty: All-around
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    Kareem Campbell
    Kareem Campbell
    • Nosegrind to Pivot: Down, Up and Grind
    • Ghetto Bird: Down, Up and Flip
    • Casper: Left, Down and Grab
    • Specialty: Street, rails
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    Rune Glifberg
    Rune Glifberg
    • One-Foot Bluntslide: Left, Up and Grind
    • Kickflip One-Foot Tail: Left, Down and Flip
    • Christ Air: Left, Right and Grab
    • Specialty: Vert
    AirHang TimeOllieSpeedSpinLandingSwitchRail BalanceLip BalanceManual Balance
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    Eric Koston
    Eric Koston
    • The Fandangle: Right, Down and Grind
    • Indy Frontflip: Down, Up and Grab
    • Pizza Guy: Down, Left and Grab
    • Specialty: Vert and Switch Stance
    AirHang TimeOllieSpeedSpinLandingSwitchRail BalanceLip BalanceManual Balance
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    Bucky Lasek
    Bucky Lasek
    • The Big Hitter: Left, Down and Grind
    • One-Foot Japan: Down, Right and Grab
    • Fingerflip Airwalk: Left, Right and Grab
    • Specialty: Vert
    AirHang TimeOllieSpeedSpinLandingSwitchRail BalanceLip BalanceManual Balance
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    Rodney Mullen
    Rodney Mullen
    • Heelflip Darkslide: Left, Right and Grind
    • Nollieflip Underflip: Down, Left and Flip
    • Casper to 360 Flip: Down, Right and Grab
    • Specialty: Street. Manuals, especially.
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    Chad Muska
    Chad Muska
    • Hurricane: Down, Right and Grind
    • Mute Backflip: Up, Down and Grab
    • Muska Nose Manual: Right, Up and Grab
    • Specialty: Street
    AirHang TimeOllieSpeedSpinLandingSwitchRail BalanceLip BalanceManual Balance
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    Andrew Reynolds
    Andrew Reynolds
    • Nosegrab Tailslide: Up, Down and Grind
    • Triple Heelflip: Up, Right and Flip
    • Hardflip Late-Flip: Up, Down and Flip
    • Specialty: Street
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    Geoff Rowley
    Geoff Rowley
    • Rowley Darkslide: Left, Right and Grind
    • Double Hardflip: Right, Down and Flip
    • Half-pipe Casper: Right, Left and Flip
    • Specialty: Street
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    Elissa Steamer
    Elissa Steamer
    • Madonna Tailslide: Up, Left and Grind
    • Hospital Flip: Left, Right and Flip
    • Indy Backflip: Up, Down and Grab
    • Specialty: Street
    AirHang TimeOllieSpeedSpinLandingSwitchRail BalanceLip BalanceManual Balance
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    Jamie Thomas
    Jamie Thomas
    • Benihana Fingerflip Crooks: Down, Up and Grind
    • Laser Flip: Down, Right and Flip
    • One-Foot Nose Manual: Left, Up and Grab
    • Specialty: Street
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    Secret Characters

    Officer Dick
    Officer Dick
    • Assume the Position: Up, Down and Grab
    • Lazy-Ass Grind: Left, Down and Grind
    • Salute!!!: Left, Down and Grab
    • Specialty: Vert
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    Spider-Man
    Spider-Man
    • Spidey Flip: Up, Down and Grab
    • Spidey Grind: Left, Right and Grind
    • Spidey Varial: Left, Right and Flip
    • Specialty: All-around
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    • Private Carrera
    • Mc Squeeb (A 1980's style Tony Hawk)
    • Mindy (Game Boy Advance Version Only)
    • Trixie (Xbox/Dreamcast Versions Only)

    Soundtrack

    TitleArtist
    Blood BrothersPapa Roach
    Bring The NoiseAnthrax & Chuck D
    Guerilla RadioRage Against The Machine
    Pin the Tail on the DonkeyNaughty by Nature
    YouBad Religion
    When Worlds CollidePowerman 5000
    No CigarMillencolin
    B-Boy Document '99High and Mighty (feat. Mos Def)
    CycloneDub Pistols
    May 16Lagwagon
    SubcultureStyles of Beyond
    Heavy Metal WinnerConsumed
    Evil EyeFu Manchu
    Out With the OldAlley Life
    Five Lessons LearnedSwingin' Utters
    City Stars **Born Allah

    ** The track "City Stars" was not actually in the in-game's soundtrack but was still considered a part of the game's OST. The track is played on Kareem Campbell's unlockable video as he is the lyricist/singer for the song.

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