Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
- #: 189233
- Price: $1.99 In Apple Store
- Category: Games
- Updated: 2010-07-20
- Current Version: 1.1.0
- 1.1.0 (iOS 4.0 Tested)
- Size: 91.40 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Activision Publishing, Inc.
- Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 2.2.1 or later
- © Activision Publishing, Inc.
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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2, one of the top-rated and best selling Action Sports video games of all time, shreds onto the iPhone and iPod Touch! Experience all of the tricks, thrills, and style that made the Pro Skater series so highly acclaimed. …..
Rated 3/5 based on 3 customer reviews.
FINALLY updated! - Still has issues
Logan Swafford write:
I'm a huge fan of the Tony Hawk games, and this version of THPS2 is nearly a perfect port of the classic game. The only notable exclusions from the PS1/N64 version is the create-a-skater and create-a-park modes. I've spent the past week or so playing through the career and have just finished up getting all the goals.
The controls were surprisingly good for being virtual, but I still had a few problems. Hitting long combo chains is a lot more difficult than on a console version, and at times I really missed having a physical controller. Maybe a little control on the layout/size of the controls would be a nice addition, but all-in-all they get the job done.
The animations are smooth and the graphics are fantastic for the device. The sounds are the same as the console version, except the soundtrack. There are only 5 or 6 songs on this version, none of which are from the original game. They got incredibly repetitive and annoying after a while, but there is an option to mute them which I took advantage of. It would be great if an update would allow you to play your own music, that would definitely help push the app up to 5 stars.
One of my biggest complaints is the trick menu... it's nearly impossible to use and incredibly confusing. An overhaul of this menu is definitely needed. In the specials it's impossible to tell which move sets go to which button. You can see the arrows, but the third button ("flip", "grind", or "grab") is not shown for some unexplainable reason.
All in all this is a great app, and I'm very happy with it. $10 is a bit steep (now only $5), but I think I've definitely enjoyed it enough to justify.
As for omissions like Create-A-Park, Create-A-Skater, and the original soundtrack: those are in no way dealbreakers. Although the create modes would be great to have, this game does not need them. I'd much rather see bug fixes before any updates like including these modes. I'm sure licensing issues came into play with the soundtrack. This is again another thing that is not needed. It would be nice to have the old soundtrack, but as of now there are much more pressing issues with this application.
-Great graphics/smooth gameplay
-All the levels/goals/tricks as the original- excellent port
-Virtual controls are well done
-Very fun and addicting
-Great value for $5 (previously overpriced at $10, IMO)
-Some oddly laid out menus
*EDIT: I've decided to re-rate this application with 1/5 stars because it still hasn't been fixed. At this point I've beaten the game with every character- except Officer Dick due to the bug preventing you from starting the first competition. I would give this app 5/5 if this was fixed as it's by far my most played game on my iPod. However, this problem is just ridiculous. Numerous reviews have pointed it out already as a bug, and yet Activision has done nothing about it. They've lowered the price from $10 to $5 but still haven't put out a simple update. Other than this simple bug the game is, in my opinion, nearly flawless. I just can't give this the perfect rating until Activision puts out an update- especially for those of us who dropped $10 on this game.
EDIT2: For the record, I play on a 3rd generation iPod Touch that is now updated to iOS4. I have not noticed any additional problems after updating like others have mentioned. The bugs and crashes persist, though, as they were with the previous software version.
EDIT3: Finally, after numerous months, this game has been updated to fix the Officer Dick glitch. However, after beating all of the levels/competitions with every character, Chopper Drop and Skate Heaven were not unlocked. The game claims "OVER 13 epic environments to skate in", which is clearly not the case. I still have a couple gaps left to find, but I'm not going to put forth the effort to be disappointed if Private Carrera is not in fact unlocked.
This game has so much promise and potential, and yet the developers have literally just crapped it out into the app store hoping that fans of the original game would pay $10 for it. They got me. I figured they would care about doing such a classic game justice, but apparently I was wrong. When I finally was able to play the last levels with Officer Dick the game crashed four times. That is not acceptable in any way, especially for a (formerly) $10 game. I thought I would re-rate this game 5/5 when the developers finally got around to fixing the Officer Dick bug, but in all honesty, it’s not a 5 star application. It’s fun for what it is, but incredibly disappointing for what it could (and should) be.
This is still my favorite iPod Touch game, so that definitely says something about it considering all the bugs. If you are a fan of the original game and want something to remind you of it, this is a great pick. Just don’t expect to be able to beat it completely any time soon. I still stand by everything positive I’ve said, so if those positives outweigh the negatives- by all means buy this game.
Thnks for updating but. . .
After beating career mode 100% with every skater I was very dissapointed that there is no chopper drop and skate heaven level. The description says 13 epic levels but there are only 11. Please fix. Also create a skater and spiderman would be cool.
Samuel Horwitz write:
I have beaten the game with everyone including Officer Dick and Private Carerra. Unfortunately, there is no create a skater. Therefore you cannot beat the game with a custom skater and then beat the game as Spiderman. Because of this, you will never get Skate Heaven or Chopper Drop (or Spiderman for that matter). Otherwise a good game, but cmon..beating the game completely gets you Disco Mode?? After you expect Skate Heaven?
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