Every once in a while a video game comes and out and regardless of its subject matter, just pulls people to it. 1999’s Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater was one of those games. I didn’t really care about skateboarding at the time, but when that game came out I spent hours and hours grinding out tricks. I wasn’t the only one; the Tony Hawk franchise of games was huge when it started. That magic is coming to Xbox Live tomorrow and it looks amazing.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD is brining all the fun of the first two games but with an improved engine and better graphics. You’ll still be trying to get high scores on each level. You’ll still have to collect the letters to spell “SKATE”. Updating the game with the times, you’ll also have DVDs to collect.
The levels will be familiar to those who played the first two games. The Hanger is the big one for me; I spent so much time on that level it wasn’t funny. Some of the other returning levels are the Mall, the Warehouse, School 2, Marseille, Downhill Jam, and Venice Beach. The skater list and the soundtrack will both combine new and old entries. Secret characters are confirmed. I hope Spiderman is one of them, he was spectacular.