You shouldn't dog snowboarding games so much... I guess you haven't
played cool boarders 3... it definitely compares to Tony Hawk-- it is
my second favorite compared to it. If I play the playstation at
all, I will play THPS or Cool Boarders 3. Cool Boarders 3 rips.
I agree with Jed, THPS is a awesome game, but CB's 3&4 are pretty awesome.
I think THPS beats those two by just a little bit, but both Cool Boarders
can keep up!
I think the game is great! They can't satisfy everyone no matter how
good they make it. All I have to say is keep up the good work EA sports!
Jed is full of it. Cool Boarders 3 isn't in the same realm
as Tony Hawk's Pro Skater. I could't even play Cool Boarders 3 for
more than 10 minutes. Even Street Sk8er is better than CB3.
Nothing available today is better than THPS and there won't be
any competition for some time as well. Thrasher Skate or Die
looked promising but when I viewed the demo on an OPM diskette it
looked unworthy to be on the same shelf as THPS.
I thought THPS was the best skating game ever created. I would choose to
play THPS over cool Boarders 3 any day because I am personally sick
of playing snowboarding games. THPS has a huge variety of moves
you can bust and a wide variety of obstacles.
I have had THPS for 24 hours and my hands are sore from playing it
so much. This game provides the most fun of any game I've played in
months (the last was FIFA 99). The control is smooth, character animation
is excellent, and with the amount of fun I've had playing this game it
was more than worth the $40 price tag. The only negative is the soundtrack,
which is actually very good. The music is enjoyable, but after the first
hour of a five hour session, you're ready to turn the volume down.
If this review hasn't convinced you, here's a brief testimonial that might.
I got $40 for Christmas and decided to go cheap and buy two $20 games.
I chose Tekken 2 and Coolboarders 3. I had actually played THPS before
my two purchases, but decided that CB3 would probably be close enough--
and $20 cheaper. WRONG! I played CB3 for literally five minutes and
was very disappointed. I went out that night and bought THPS, thus
spending $80 in one night on one bad game, one good game, and one excellent
game. In short, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater provides the best value for
your money--and is fun to boot! Anyone wanna buy a snowboarding game?
THPS is probably one of the best games ever made. I wasn't a big
fan of Playstation until they released THPS. The control is
excellent, but not too easy-- which is good because it takes
some effort to get good. However, once you get good at the controls,
it's like flying.....the feeling of pulling off moves with
fluency is great. Once again Activision has dazzled the gaming
market. One can only hope for a good 64 version.
I have logged countless hours on Playstation's THPS. I am blown away by the
graphics, sound effects, and complexity of moves and combos. I keep
discovering new areas and special tricks every time I play. Almost none
of it is covered in the book, but hidden for you to discover.
I just gotta say THPS rules over Street Sk8r by a long shot.
Cool Boarders 3 doesn't compare with THPS, but i wouldn't go
saying that Street Sk8r is better. That's just low. Oh, and
to Riley who thought EA sports made it, Neversoft developed the
game. EA were the low lifes who made Street Sk8r.
After playing Tony Hawks Pro Skater the first thing that
came to my mind was how unrealistic it was. I am a skater
and in my experience I have found that half the tricks would
be almost impossible. I think the game Thrasher Skate and
Destroy is much better and more real. If any of you guys
would get of your asses and try to skate you would see my
Truly the most addicting game ever. Its worse than crack! But at the same
time I think its one of the best games out there. I can only score, depending
on the level, anywhere from 300,000 to 751,826. But I have a friend named
Jake that can score over one million points and I think thats totally insane.
If there is anyone out there who can beat his score I would like to know --
Email me at TJB46N2@aol.com. This game rocks and blows away any of those
other snowboarding games.
This is in response to "Nobody Special" : Maybe you should get out and
practice a little more. Obviously, a few of the grinds are taken with
liberty, but all other moves are very real. THPS IS BY FAR THE BEST GAME
OUT ON THE MARKET.
--Response to Nobody Special
Tony Hawk pro skater is the best video game out on the streets today. I
have had the game for 2 days and already know how to skate the streets
in real life. Without tony Hawk i would still be sitting on my couch
right now... Thank you Tony Hawk for bring this game to the world.
I believe that this game is totally unrealistic. Somehow pulling a Tony
Hawk's Signature move, the 900 is too easy! And the fluidity is unbearable.
Something more realistic to skaters would be a better change than going
for pure gameplay.
I have played THPS 4 playstation and it blew me away! I didn't think I
would like it but I did! I first played Thrasher Skate And Destroy and
I thought it would be better... NO!!! It's a great game. But the thing
is Tony Hawk is not a skater anymore! Tony Hawk quit. Lasek is 1st.
I think it is a great game. And remember, my name is not BOB!
--Someone who's name is not Bob
THPS is one of the most exciting games to come out for a video game console
since Goldeneye! The multitude of tricks, the music, the graphics,
the control, all the keys to a great video game. Although I have yet to
play Tony Hawk for Playstation, on N64 THPS rules! Being that it is the
first skateboarding game for N64 it is the best, and it will be hard to
improve on. The realism of this game is questionable though, it makes a
Switch 360 Varial look like a peace of cake, I've never seen that one used
in actual competition! All around THPS is a great game, its worth renting,
I personally bought the game it was so good. I give it two thumbs up and
on a scale of 1-10 I'd give it a 9.3.
Hey "nobody special"! for how long have you been skating? probably not
for so long? huh? THPS is very realistic! all the tricks can actually
be pulled off in real life! IF u are very good though!! so start training!
--Response to Nobody Special
In regards to comments by TJB. You're full of crap on the score thing,
and "that's the bottom line-if ya smell what the rock is cookin'." Unless
your using a gameshark to achieve these scores, in which case, they dont
really count. I consider myself to be a master of this
game, and the highest single trick score that I have been able to come
up with is 216000 on the first level. Let's see the proof buddyboy. Granted
I used the in-game codes for max level and max special bar, but 1 million
points is a little far fetched even for a single session score. My highest
single session sore is about 515000 on the skate park level, and thats
with using the over the rafter bonus trick every time.