It seems I wasn’t quite as close to the end of the game as I’d thought. There was actually more to do in Skatopia. Bam had to trigger five sets of giant fireworks by doing assorted tricks on them (the giant roman candle and the stacked boxes being the hardest), and after that I had to skate Tony from the top of the level to the bottom, collecting dogs on the way. Yes, really.
And that STILL wasn’t all – my character had to escape the now-burning Skatopia by skating from one end of the level to the other, all in one combo. Thankfully, it wasn’t too hard. And then it was Credits Time.
BUT! After that, there was even more! A new level, set on a Battlestar Galactica-type space thingie, complete with aliens and fighters and stuff, opened up. There were a few goals to do here, which when completed, opened up a warp hole to a Mayan temple. More goals in there (including spraying grafitti on some Monkey Idols), and the Gateway To Hell opened up. Yes. You have to skate in Hell.
A few more goals there, and I opened up the entrance to the Devil’s lounge. Where the Devil himself was. In a smoking jacket. And he dances if you press X. No, I’m not making this up.
And that was it. I’m not sure what else there is to do now – no more goals, and the warp hole just past the Devil sends me back to the space station place. So it’s done, I think. Hurrah!
I then made a start on Classic Mode. For no real reason, other than that I’d found out a load of older Tony Hawk’s levels were in it. Completed about half of the levels, including Barcelona, Skatopia, Berlin, the Airport from THPS3, the School from an other game (but I’m not sure which – it looks like maybe the very first one, since I haven’t played that), and Downhill Jam, which is just RUBBISH.