Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2: How To Clear Downtown Rooftop Gaps
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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2: How To Clear Downtown Rooftop Gaps

Lloyd Coombes
8 September 2020

Hop from roof to roof.

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

One of the tougher series of challenges (or "gaps") in the game can be found on the rooftops in the Downtown level, and it's not entirely obvious which ones need to be cleared.

Here's what you need to do.

THPS 1 + 2: How To Complete Rooftop Gaps In Downtown

Use Your Skill Points

The first thing is first, you'll need to ensure your skater is even capable of making the lengthy leaps required to clear each gap.

With that in mind, be sure to add stats to your character for Air, Hangtime, and even Speed to help you build up pace before a big jump.

Get To The Roof

When you drop into your run, head right, up the slope, and then right again until you spot a blue ramp that you can jump off of.

Go through the window, and then follow the winding corridor to get to the roof.

Gap 1

Once you're up there, head left and skate through the greenhouse. 

Next, you'll need to hit the ramp and make the jump (consider grinding it rather than skating, as this can sometimes increase your distance).

If you've made it, you'll be surrounded by... um... toilet paper?

Gap 2

Next, work your way back up to the top, and head into the bowl straight ahead.

Build up speed inside the bowl, then fly out using the ramp with the arrow painted on it to land the second gap.

Gap 3

From the last step of Gap 2, you'll want to jump from the rooftop and land on the rail in the plaza below in a grind. 

That makes this arguably the trickiest, so be sure to be prepared to press the grind button as you approach the rail!

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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