Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2: How To Play And What To Do
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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2: How To Play And What To Do

Lloyd Coombes
4 September 2020

Know your grab tricks from your flip tricks.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2, the remastered pairing of the Birdman's first two virtual outings, is out now.

If you didn't play the originals back in the day, you're in for a treat, but you might be wondering how to play.

Here's a quick primer to get you started.

THPS 1 + 2: How To Play

THPS 1 + 2 revolves around timed runs through levels.

On each run, players can check off a list of objectives that range from score-based challenges to collecting items, to more puzzle-oriented ones like draining a fountain

To earn points, players can pull off tricks using flip tricks (Square on PS4 or X on Xbox One), grabs (Circle on PS4 or B on Xbox One) and grinds (Triangle on PS4 or Y on Xbox One), as well as manuals to combo between each move.

Each successful trick in a combo adds an extra multiplier, so combos are the best way to score a huge amount of points.

Luckily, there's a handy tutorial to get you up to speed.

As for collectables, these take multiple forms. There are level-specific collectables like the Warehouse's fire hydrants, as well as ones you can find in every level.

These include the five letters that spell "S-K-A-T-E", secret videotapes, and more.

Then there are more specific challenges, like grinding a certain rail.

If you have problems with these, you can check them all via a video before embarking on a run.

For more on THPS 1 + 2, be sure to check out our review where we were incredibly impressed by not only its attention to the details of the original but the way in which it makes subtle evolutions to a 20-year-old game.

You can find it here.

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