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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater – Consumer Guide

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According to ESRB, this game contains: Mild Language

Parents should be aware of the amount of blood and potty mouth music in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater.

Skateboarding fanatics who also play videogames must do whatever it takes to snap up this title (if they havent already done so). After its relatively short time on store shelves, it has been dubbed the standard by which all skateboarding games that follow will be judged.

Non-skateboarders should pick this game up simply because it is an unbelievably fun game to play.

Nintendo 64 fans will be happy to hear that Edge of Reality did a fine job porting the PlayStation hit onto the 64-Bit cart machine. As a plus the visual are much improved over those of Sonys machine, unfortunately there are some problems wit the button configurations. At times, the Nintendo 64's C buttons are not the most intuitive for certain tricks. Also Activision was pushing for a more kid friendly release so the music has been tamed and the blood is gone from the game too.

PlayStation fans probably dont need to know this because they probably already own the game. Still this is the original and it holds up well even against the more polished Dreamcast version. The music is more risqué, blood is abundant and the controls are pretty tight.

Dreamcast owners will have the benefit of getting high-resolution graphics and excellent analog controls. Everything about this version is better than the others and it would be my game of choice if I had to choose.

Category Tags
Platform(s): Dreamcast   PlayStation   Nintendo 64  
Developer(s): Neversoft  
Publisher: Activision  
Series: Tony Hawk  
Genre(s): Sports  
ESRB Rating: Teen (13+)  
Articles: Consumer Game Guides  

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