Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD has finally landed on the Xbox 360 Marketplace. For many of you who played this classic back at the turn of the millennium, this is the ultimate nostalgia trip. Memorable levels return which include The School 2 and Venice Beach, two of my personal favourites in the franchise.
Robomodo have kept the gameplay mechanics as close to the original as they could. The controls take about half an hour to about an hour to get used to, but then after some practice you’ll be right back where you were 12 years ago, skating away and pulling off impressive combos. Some recognizable Pros return such as Rodney Mullen, Eric Koston and Andrew Reynolds. A nice little extra is to be able to skate around and even play the career mode (and online) as your Xbox 360 avatar. Classic tracks return as well. Many of you will recognise Millencolin’s “No Cigar” and Bad Religion’s “You” playing in the background, adding more to the classic feel of the game. I made a few quick gameplay clips, showing off The School 2 and Marseille. Sit back and enjoy.
The School II