Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2: How To Do Special Tricks
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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2: How To Do Special Tricks

Lloyd Coombes
4 September 2020

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

All of the game's tricks look flashy, but each skater's special move is a cut above the standard tricks you'll perform.

Here's how to pull them off.

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In THPS, you'll need to fill your "Special" meter in the top left of the screen,

Doing so just requires you to successfully land tricks, so get to it.

Grinds, grabs, flips and anything else that scores points will fill the bar, and once it's done, you'll be able to unleash your finest.

Each character has their own designated special move list, so there's no "one-size fits all" button.

Luckily, the pause menu has a full list under the "Skater" tab.

While some of the bigger moves require plenty of space and air to land properly, not all are aerial manoeuvers.

In fact, some skaters have special grinds or lip tricks.

Just be careful - bailing will not only kill your combo, but it'll empty your special meter, too!

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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