Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2: How To Wall Plant and Wall Ride
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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2: How To Wall Plant and Wall Ride

Lloyd Coombes
4 September 2020

Keep those combos going!

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

You might not realise it, but walls can be surprisingly helpful to a skater looking to maintain a combo.

Here's how.

THPS 1 + 2: How To Wall Plant and Wall Ride

Just like the manual, wall plants and wall runs can be incredibly useful to build up those big combos.

Each will add a further multiplier to your combo, too, boosting your score.

If you find yourself heading straight at a wall, try to jump into it (even when coming off of a rail grind or mid-air trick).

Just before you hit it, press X on PS4 or A on Xbox One to push back off the wall and head back the way you came, maintaining your combo.

If you're looking to keep going some more, try and land on a rail and grind, or drop and use a manual to keep yourself moving.

If you're approaching a wall at an angle, you can even ride along it for extra points.

To do so, hit the grind button (Triangle on PS4 or Y on Xbox One) to ride along the wall, giving you a brief moment of respite.

Use this to hop off and continue your combo - just try not to bail or you'll lose it all!

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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