Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater (N-Gage)

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater (N-Gage)

Yes! The original Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater. And yes! On the N-Gage! And again, yes! It is a bit crap! But I bought it today so really should play it whilst waiting for the Dreamcast and PS1 Tony Hawk games to arrive…

No reverts. No manuals. No lip-tricks. No “tweaking” tricks. No backflips, forward flips or rolls. No balance bar (you have to rely upon the wonk angle of Tony). It’s a bit “old school” and no mistake.

I also have to contend with the crapness of the N-Gage’s screen shape and resolution, and awful controls, none of which help.

So I’ve worked my way through all bar about three levels so far. Warehouse, School, The Mall, Skate Park and Downtown. All of which I recognised from later Tony Hawk games. The latter three are in American Wasteland, for starters. I’m now on Downhill Jam, which is hard. I hated it in THPS2, and I hated it in THUG2 and I still hate it now. It’s just wrong. I’ve managed the high score, but can’t get SKATE and as for hitting the five sprinklers – no way. I can’t even see them the screen is so poor, let alone actually grind them.

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