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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Computer Game
An original sports game for playstation. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater can be played in many other platforms like Game Boy, Nintendo, Xbox, Nokia n-gage, and now, it has a personal computer version. Activision has made it possible for PC gamers to play this game both in the demo version and in its full version. Demo version is free and has many limitations but interested players can buy this game for its full version.
Description of the Game
Designed and developed by: Neversoft Entertainment
Published by: Activision Publishing Inc. and Aspyr Entertainment
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater PC version started its release in 2000 with Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2. Now, it is in its fourth version. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater has 3D graphics. The background, sounds, graphics, and moves look realistic. You can use your keyboard to control the skater or you can use a game controller that is compatible with your PC.
The controls from your keyboard are the up, down, left, and right arrow keys. For other functions, use your keypad at the rightmost portion of your keyboard for controlling your skater’s movements. If you’ve downloaded this game successfully in your computer, a more detailed instruction is included in the readme documentation of the game.
For a more interesting gameplay, you can press 2 functions simultaneously. For example, if you want your skater to jump longer, press the right or left arrow key together with keypad 2 (on the rightmost part of your keyboard). If you want your skater to jump higher, press the up arrow key together with keypad 2.
You can watch your game after you’ve played it by choosing Instant Replay in the menu of your game. The demo version does not save high scores and you only have one venue to skate in. Aside from that, you only have 3 skaters; Tony Hawk, Bob Burnquist, and Kareem Campbell. By upgrading to the full version, you’ll have over 9 venues for skating, create your own park, keep high scores, and you can choose over 14 skaters.
1. Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP
2. 800 MHz Pentium II or equivalent or higher
3. 256 MB RAM or higher
4. GeForce 2 video card or similar
5. DirectX 8+
If you experience any problems during startup of the game, choose the lower resolution of the game and uncheck the special effects from its configuration menu. This should eliminate problems in loading this game.
Tony Hawk Pro Skater 4 video
- Tony Hawk Pro Skater 4 demo - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com
Virtual skateboarding continues its unstoppable evolution as the Tony Hawk Pro Skater game offers its latest iteration for the PC, porting almost directly from the Xbox.
Brief History of Tony Hawk
Born Anthony Frank Hawk on May 12, 1968. He is the first skater to land the 900. It is a trick in skateboard which consists of two and a half rotation or 900°. He is the first recorded skater to do the trick.
Among his business interests are:
1. Birdhouse Projects – a skateboard company
2. 900 Films – a film and TV production company
3. Hawk Clothing – apparel and footwear products
4. Armitron Watch Company
5. Teamed up with Activision for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater Video Game
Tony Hawk wrote an autobiography with Sean Mortimer entitled Hawk: Occupation: Skateboarder and his second book entitled Between Boardslides and Burnout. He created the Tony Hawk Foundation, a non-profit organization that assists low income communities to build skateboard parks.
He has a few movie and TV appearances. He has appeared in xXx and CSI Miami to name a few.
Tony Hawk's Proving Ground
With Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground on the Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360, you can build and create your own skating site. Pick out different gears for different games to make your gameplay unique every time. Create and modify your own park and master your moves in different environment. Xbox 360 will even let you make your own videos with its full-featured video game editor.