LifeisXbox’s Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 review | On the 4th of September last year developer Leo Zuniga gave us a treat with the remastered version of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater (1999) & Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 (2000) on Xbox, PC, and PlayStation. But after months of waiting the game is now also playable on the Nintendo Switch, where I had the pleasure to give it a go for a second opinion since my colleague Rafael had already written a very positive review about it. So let’s find out If I came to the same conclusions.
We played Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 for 4 hours on the Nintendo Switch. This game is also available on Xbox, PC & PlayStation.
This is a second opinion review without a score. We previously reviewed this game on Xbox, you can read that review here.
What we liked!
- Graphics | First of all, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 looks amazing on the small screen of the Nintendo Switch but the fun doesn’t stop there! If you start playing on the TV you still got the same amazing graphics. Everything is detailed and the different urban areas that you can skate in are very well designed, and you discover new obstacles and secrets everytime you play a level again. Okay no, the game maybe doesn’t looks as good as it might do on Xbox, PC & PlayStation but for keeping in mind that this is a Switch review, it’s stunning.
- Sound | The music in the game is just awesome. As we know from the older versions of Tony Hawk’s games, there are alternative songs that are being blasted through the speakers while you are playing, which luckily for me is straight up my ally. Another perfect thing are the sound-effects, the sound of you board rolling over the concrete streets or wooden ramps is really enjoyable, as well is the sound when you smack with your face right on the ground after a failed trick. Yes, this happend to me more then I’d like to admit.
- Game modes | Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 offers some different game modes. There, ofcourse, are the career modes for both games, where you need to complete certain activities in areas in order to unlock your next skate park. Then there is the create a park option which let’s you design your own skate park, you can even unlock more obstacles for this with in-game cash in the shop. And there is the multiplayer option where you can compete online against strangers or locally with friends on a splitscreen.
- Gameplay | The game runs really smooth on the Nintendo Switch, the controls are easy to understand and one single trick can be easy to master yet combining different ones can be kinda hard, but that’s just pure skill. Another thing I really enjoyed was that you can customise you whole appearance with tattoos, different boards and more. I just have to make 1 sidenote. Personally, I really enjoy playing the levels over and over again in order to unlock the new levels and complete the different tasks. But with 2 games I can see that certain people might find the game repetitive, so beware of that.
- Nope | Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 on the Nintendo Switch didn’t leave me behind with any mixed feelings.
What we disliked
- Nothing | Sorry, I got nothing for you here.
How long to beat the story | 6 hours
How long to achieve 1000G | Switch games don’t have achievements
Similar with | Any other Tony Hawk game out there
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