Hurrah! It finally came! I have THUG, THUG2 and THAS all waiting for me to play on the GBA, but I want to do them in order so had to wait for THPS4 to arrive. Yes, I know there’s a THPS2 and THPS3 for the GBA, but I already have them and completed them a few years ago.
Anyway, so I made a start on it on my Game Boy Micro. I did wonder if the size of the console would hamper my use of the shoulder buttons, but it seems to be OK so far. The first level was the College, and is a pretty similar layout (from what I recall) of the Gamecube version I played a few years ago. Many of the goals were pretty simple – get 10,000 points, do these tricks, etc, but the Hidden Tape and Find the 5 Frat Boys were a bit harder, simply because there was no way of knowing which way to go.
Got myself 15 goals there (yes – there’s loads!) and all 7 stats points before moving on to the next level – Alcatraz. This meant “spending” 8 goals, taking me down to 7.
Again, it was a passable approximation of the GC game, and I finished enough goals to take my goal count back up to 20. Got all 7 stats points, and a “secret” point, too.