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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Walkthrough/Strategy Guide written exclusively for *Cheat Code Central* at http://www.cheatcc.com/ by Matthew Veide ([email protected]) WAREHOUSE @ Woodland Hills Level Type: Multi-Mission Based Stage (A) Motives <1> Earn 5000 Points <2> Earn 15000 Points <3> Spell S - K - A - T - E <4> Find Hidden VHS VCR Tape <5> Knock Down 5 Sets of Stacked Boxes Location of Letters S - K - A - T - E [T] This letter lies along a straight position in front of the glass frame facing your right. Crash through this right-angled glass frame. Descend a sloping path while lining yourself up with the letter 'T' that looms over the halfpipe. Acceleration you've worked up, along with an ollie at the edge, should launch you right into the letter. [A] Think fast! The 'A' is right in directly in front of on top of a boarded in Taxi Cab. Just ride up the boards to grab it. [K] Slightly to your skater's left, at leaping distance above the quarterpipe that spans this stage's entire back wall. Grabbing letter 'A' might have slowed you down from a little hop that cab gives you. Still, try to go right up this ramp and Nollie or Fastplant to reach it. If you miss, just circle around with greater acceleration and try again. [E] Coming down the quarterpipe from letter 'K' should have you facing a solo rail located slightly to the right. Pass by on its left to the ramp right behind the rail. Hold up to hop this ramp's lip while lining up with the letter 'E' that is sitting on the floor closer to the right wall. Just hopping the lip should throw you into the letter so try not to provoke your leap. [S] Turn yourself completely around. Either using a sharp turn or the upper level ramp that is right behind letter 'E'. Skate close to the left wall, falling down the ramp level you are on, and proceed up ahead to the letter 'S' that should be in close sight. Use the ramp that is placed on both side of the letter meant to guide you into it. Location of Stacked Boxes  Before leaving the room you start in, look on the wall at your immediate right side. Knock down the set of boxes which is there next to a glass frame.  This second set can be tricky to grab on your first attempt. Crash through the glass frame next to the first set of boxes you just grabbed. As you skate downwards heading to a halfpipe, angle yourself so you'll jump through a transparent room that hangs over the halfpipe. Keep your sights fixated on the elevated rail located on the full right side of the overhead room and halfpipe. Try to land on it when you jump the halfpipe using an Ollie, Nollie, or Fastplant. If you succeed, knock down the boxes that are on this platform. If you miss, then make your way to this platform, hopping up on it with a Fastplant.  Turn facing the room so that you see the Taxi Cab first, then the solo rail further up from it. When facing this direction you should also be able to see windows high up with light shining through them. This will assure you're facing correctly. Follow your eyes along with the long scaling wall quarterpipe. Look on the top of it for a set of boxes that are sitting somewhere up there. When you spot these boxes, skate towards them and hold up to hop over the lip to smack them down. Drop off the other side of this thumb looking quarterpipe section.  Follow along the wall ramp till it cuts off into the wall that has those overhead windows with lights shining through. Follow this wall to the small elevated section that is attached to it. Fastplant to jump onto this section and knock off the boxes on it.  Drop off the elevated platform. But keep following the same wall you used to get to this platform. Now it should lead you to a ramp that is adjacent from a rail. Hop up onto the floor atop this ramp to reach and knock down the final set of boxes. They'll be closest to the right wall. Location of Videotape [~] You'll be facing a glass frame, but need to go into the glass frame facing your skater's right. Crash through it and position yourself to a diagonal right angle. You'll be heading towards a halfpipe. Look above it and concentrate on a hanging miniature room. Slightly on the left side is the hidden videotape you seek. Ollie at the lip of the halfpipe to reach this room and tape. If you miss, you might want to try over at the starting point again. As it is the easiest way to reach this tape due to vastly given acceleration. SCHOOLHOUSE @ Miami Level Type: Multi-Mission Based Stage (A) Motives <1> Earn 7000 Points <2> Earn 25000 Points <3> Spell S - K - A - T - E <4> Find Hidden VHS VCR Tape <5> Grind 5 School Lunch Tables Location of Letters S - K - A - T - E [S] Follow the slope, leaping off it. Continue forth in your current facing direction. Keep yours eyes concentrated on the left for a long flight of steps going down. When you reach it, look for the rail that divides these steps. Grind it most of the way and it will pass your skater through letter 'S'. [K] Quickly turn yourself slightly to the left and go up the first mini ramp you see. Use an Ollie to boost over the gap and grab letter 'K'. [A] Afterwards, you'll encounter an obstructing piece of concrete that is meant for railing on. If you follow alongside it it ends with another identical looking trail of concrete. Grind this second one all the way down to grab the 'A'. [T] Skate straight ahead following a semi-long path that is guarded by quarterpipes on both sides of your skater. As you travel, you should follow close to the quarterpipe on your right. Look along the top of it for letter 'T'. When you spot it, use this pipe section to reach it. An Ollie should more than be enough air support to reach it. [E] On your way down the quarterpipe from grabbing letter 'T' you need to head in the direction to your right. Skate up to a rail that should be easy to spot. It is located between two empty swimming pools. Grind this small length of rail to grab letter 'E'. Location of School Lunch Tables  From your high up starting position, do not follow the slope! Instead, turn yourself completely facing your left and drop down from there. Hold back to brake yourself from skating anywhere when you drop. From this stopped position, turn completely to your right, and grind a table that is now in front of you.  Head up till you reach a stairway on your left, just before a wall. Go down these steps. Precisely upon reaching the bottom, turn a sharp left and follow an elevated brick section that leads you to the next table to be grinded.  Keep following this elevated brick section as it leads you into a ditch, back up out of it again, and to another table. Grind it.  Face diagonally to your right and advance in that direction. There may be a 4 sided ramp blocking your field of vision but when you pass it up you will see a table to grind.  Turn yourself back around so your facing the path that has quarterpipes on both sides of it. Skate on while hugging the left side. When this left side turns into a corner, follow around it and keep on the left of the empty swimming pool. In view is the last table to grind. Location of Videotape [~] Do not follow the slope down. Rather, drop down to the right. When you land head diagonally left to a steep road that leads on top of the school's gym. Once one top you'll have to follow around to the left. Try to face the center of this rooftop. Notice the sunroof with an open pane? From where you should be facing, on the left of it is an elevated platform. You need to get up there. You can use the ramp in front of it, but it's easiest to just skate up a side of it while holding up to hop over the edge. If you got up to this platform from the angle you should've been facing then on the left corner closest to you is a board. If you don't notice it then examine all 4 corners. Carefully grind this board to another roofing. Follow this roof to its end, doing an Ollie to reach the tape. Don't miss! MALL @ New York Level Type: Multi-Mission Based Stage (B) Motives <1> Earn 10000 Points <2> Earn 30000 Points <3> Spell S - K - A - T - E <4> Find Hidden VHS VCR Tape <5> Destroy 5 Mall Directories Location of Letters S - K - A - T - E [S] Skate down two levels, having to turn left twice to do so. When you can actually see inside the mall area, and are about to crash into the glass doors, look at the wall on your left for a tiny handrail. Grind it to help reach the letter 'S'. [K] Crash through the glass, then skate alongside the right wall. Proceed along this path till coming upon a structure on the right of a fountain that has plants growing in it. Grind the left side of this structure as it takes you letter 'K'. [A] Aim for the center of the mall where a narrow path falls downward. Go down this path and grind the left concrete structure located left of a tiny mall pool. This will take you to letter 'A'. [K] Follow this stage straight. Using any means desired since it eventually merges together again. When it does, look for a tiny island area in the center that has two cement structures identical to the one's you saw earlier for letter 'A'. Once again, grind the left one to get letter 'K' this time. [E] If you pursue on, you will eventually come to the letter 'E' which is in plain sight, just before another body of water, and can be reached using an Ollie off the ramp which preceeds this letter. Location of Mall Directories  Follow downwards till you crash through the mall entrance. Then go up an operating escalator. At the top will be the first directory to break through.  This next part is kind've rough, but do not be bothered if you miss. Jump onto the higher platform ahead. Proceed in the direction of a fountain while avoiding a gap in between platforms. Attempt to situate yourself on the narrow slope and leap into the fountain. Come out the other side with an Ollie. Follow the narrow path located on the other side of this fountain up to a platform you need to Ollie onto. Break the directory now in front of you. If you missed this fountain jump. Simply take the next upwards escalator on your left. At top, follow around to your right and break the directory which will be behind you. Turn back around so your facing the direction your intended to travel in this stage.  Skate up and Ollie over the ending edge. When you fall you'll notice a small body of water. Pass by on the left of it. Look for the next directory that will be coming up shortly before you reach two escalators that go down.  Keep going straight till you come across a tiny island with two cement structures on it. The directory is in plain sight before these structures so be sure to break it.  If you just push on, following the path as you go it will easily take you right into another directory. Just past a small body of water. Location of Videotape [~] Follow down till you crash into the entrance windows. Skate alongside the right side of the mall. Pass up a fountain that will be on your left and keep right heading in the direction of a parked car. Gain as much speed as you can. Pass up the car on your way to a drop-off. Notice a small ramp decorated with arrows? Try doing a fastplant on the right side of the very left arrow. Hopefully you got enough distance and are positioned correctly to grind one of the cement structures high above. If you missed, go back up and try again. If you got it, keep your balance near to its end, and Ollie to the opposite structure of whichever you are currently grinding to grab the videotape. SKATEPARK @ Chicago Level Type: Tournament Stage A Few Pointers There isn't really much to passing this competition. Yet, it has an awesome skate hot spot! · Do 720 spins for all 8 moves. · Take advantage of the rail structure in front of your starting position. Try to mix up two grinds at the fall point. · You can never go wrong with a halfpipe! · When you're powered up, max out your acceleration and fastplant off an edge behind the halfpipe. Do it right and you'll be transported high up to a seriously long rail that can be grinded all the way to the pool. You can even drop off this rail by the pool and keep the combo going by grinding the pool lip. Don't do this for too long due to a lack of strong balance at this point. DOWNTOWN @ Minneapolis Level Type: Multi-Mission Based Stage (A) Motives <1> Earn 15000 Points <2> Earn 40000 Points <3> Spell S - K - A - T - E <4> Find Hidden VHS VCR Tape <5> Break 5 No Skating Signs Location of Letters S - K - A - T - E [S] In front of your skater is a small ramp. Use it for jumping up to the elevated wall on your right. As you speed quickly forward, look for a rail that is elevated even higher than you already are on the right side. Ollie into a grind onto this rail. Be sure to Ollie off the rail, instead of falling off to reach letter 'S.' [K] Quickly move diagonally left and venture forth to the center of this large square area with a fountain in the center. Hop this fountain with an Ollie to reach letter 'K'. [E] Skate past the other side of the fountain till your back on the street again. Take a left and follow the street down. You'll pass by a parked car on your right and bus wait bench on your left before reaching a semi-high ramp located immediately right of a street lamp. Try to Fastplant off this ramp moving from right to left, and grind the rail this should take you to. If successful you will acquire letter 'E'. If you miss, get yourself back up on that road. If you have trouble getting letter 'E' this way, do not worry, I will explain another way later on. [A] Proceed up the street till it bends left. Look letter 'A' located at the first corner you'll notice to your left. Use the curved ramp that scales this building to aid you to the 'A' with an Ollie. [T] On your way down the ramp, to your diagonal left is a semi-large ramp near a parked truck. You can attempt to use this ramp to crash through the out of reach area above and grab the letter 'T' like this. Although a fast method, it is fairly difficult. Read on if you want an alternative... [T] After grabbing the letter 'A', you need to look to the skater's very left to see a parked truck. This truck has a vehicle loading ramp. Use it to jump into the room it's parked by. Follow this room up and up and up. You will eventually reach the letter 'T' this longer yet easier way. [E] If you couldn't quite get the letter 'E' from the first suggestion.... try this one instead. After grabbing letter 'T', you should still be in a narrow walkway the letter was found. Ride this walkway till it takes you on top of a building. As soon as you're completely out of that glass decorated walkway, turn to your immediate left. Go past the miniature greenhouse on its left and stop just before reaching the end of the building. Close to the left corner, is the rail with letter 'E' on it. Line yourself up with it and fall off the building on it with a grind. Aim correctly and you'll have your letter! Location of Street Signs  Skate straight ahead, looking to your diagonal left. You will see the first sign needed to be broken about the same time a Taxi Cab tries to hit you. Oh yeah, look out for that cab by the way. Break the sign.  You'll now be skating towards a fountain. Turn diagonally left before reaching the fountain. This should take you towards the street and another sign located in the center of two rails like the first one was. Skate up and break it.  After you're on the street again, follow it going left and proceed down just a short, very short ways. You should see a large curved ramp to your left and a tiny curved ramp to your right that has a rail too. At this point, go up the bigger ramp on your left but hop the lip. You'll see the 3rd sign. Jump back onto the street you were just on, venturing in the same direction you were heading.  Follow this street. Concentrate on the right wall as you do. First you'll pass up a parked car on your right, then a ramp behind that car before seeing the next sign to break also on the right.  Take the street till it forces you to turn left. Do so and skate a little ways while looking all the way to the right. You should see a square area decorated with street lamps and your final street sign to break right in the center. Location of Videotape [~] Skate up a little bit and then turn completely around. Now facing a dead end wall, skate towards it using any ramp to jump over it and onto a street. Make a left turn. Follow straight till you notice a parked truck with a vehicle ramp. Use this ramp to enter the room next to it. Once inside the room, follow it all the way up. Pass through a walkway surrounded by glass and go up onto the roof. Now look for a small opening that is the only available means for getting onto the next door building. Go through this opening. Notice the building is surrounded by a curved ramp except for a small portion? You'll have to jump through that portion and over the large gap in between. It's best to power up, use the ramp to jump on to get speed, and incorporate a Fastplant for the big leaping finish. Travel far enough in your jump and you'll grab the hidden videotape. And yes, it is possible to reach the building located on the other side of this big jump. It is easier to reach when you have higher Ollie and Air stats. DOWNHILL JAM @ Phoenix Level Type: Multi-Mission Based Stage (B) Motives <1> Earn 20000 Points <2> Earn 40000 Points <3> Spell S - K - A - T - E <4> Find Hidden VHS VCR Tape <5> Open 5 Valves Location of Letters S - K - A - T - E [S] Skate down the slope while trying to stay in the center of the path. If you're centered correctly, you'll pass between a four-sided ramp on your left and a long piece of concrete meant for grinding on. If you notice these things, then the next ramp in front of you will give you letter 'S' if using an Ollie off it diagonally left from the corner. [K] This next letter is easy to overlook, so be cautious. After grabbing letter 'S', skate down the path but stay very close to the right. You should try to pass through not by a rock formation that creates a brief cave effect (very brief!) Here is where the easy to pass up part comes along. Your camera angle at this moment gives you a blind spot to the ramp that will be on your right just after this rock formation. If you notice this ramp, Ollie off it to reach letter 'K' with use of a grind. You need to grind the left rail. [A] Here is another letter that can inadvertently be passed up. When you drop off of the rail from grabbing letter 'K', do not go down the path any further. Instead, turn yourself around and go up the pathway that will now be facing your right and is on the opposite side of the rail you were just on. When you reach its limit for guidance, you'll need to Ollie off of it onto the rail that spans across the halfpipe. When you've done so, the letter 'A' can be seen on your diagonal right side. Just use the curved ramp along the edge to reach this letter with an Ollie. Beware of falling off the other side! [T] Drop down back onto the path and follow it back downwards. Keep trailing down until you notice a large rock in the center with a sign on its face. Just after this rock is an opening in the ground, if you go into this opening it excels you down faster and ends with you leaping high into the air and likely grabbing the letter 'T' first thing. Try aiming for a ramp like ground area just in front of the Mountain Dew sign. If you hit it right you'll be launched on top of the rock where you can skate down the other side into the opening. If you miss this opening, you can grab letter 'T' from higher ground with aid of a bump in front of it. Just Ollie off this bump. [E] Yet another well placed letter that can be easily passed up! Immediately after you grab letter 'T' is a small body of water in the center of the path. Diagonally right of this water is an elevated level that is not too visible from this perspective. Nevertheless, you are required to get up there. So, use the curved wall to your left and just past the body of water to Ollie up on and gain speed. When you land from this it will have you facing the opposite side wall. Head towards this opposite side wall, Fastplant up it near the very left where the wall ends, and hold the grind button to starting grinding a rail that is actually within reach now. This rail will take you all the way to letter 'E'. Location of Pipe Valves  Before skating down the slope. Take notice of the high up rail on your right. That is your first destination. Go down the slope lining yourself up with either side of the rail. It doesn't look like it, but using an Ollie at that spot in front of the rail where it ramps up, will give you enough air to reach the rail. Grind this rail to open a valve.  Okay, try not to pass this next one up. It is kind of concealed from direct vision. When you land from the first valve grind, you will see two rails on your diagonal right that lead downward and a ramp to the left of these rails. Behind this ramp is another ramp you can't see from this point. So slowly move behind this ramp and skate up the one behind it. There is a valve knob on it.  Make your skater almost hug the left wall. This wall will lead you to a portion of road that goes upwards. Follow this road. Grind the pipe that stretches across the halfpipe to open its valve.  Drop down from this pipe and continue down the path again. Look for a large rock in the center that has a sign advertising Mountain Dew. Center yourself with this rock as you quickly accelerate towards it. With good aim, you'll be shot up to the top of this rock. This will trigger a valve to open from the knob situated on top.  Fall from this rock and stay close to the left wall. Just after you pass up a small body of water, you'll encounter a portion of road that slopes down. Now, this sloping area is extremely small, and like halfway down it on the right is a valve knob sticking out. This is so easy to overlook and is difficult to hit on your way down. You basically need to Ollie while touching to the right of this little slope that leads you to the finish line. If you skate down it and didn't catch the valve in that abrupt moment. Turn yourself around, now looking to your left and slowly skate up the slope halfway. Ollie at it like that. It should work. Location of Videotape [~] I wouldn't say the problem with this videotape is so much figuring out where it is located as getting it once you know! This will take practice. Go down the slope and follow closely to the left wall. Proceed with this action, passing up everything in your path until the road near the wall your trailing moves upwards. Skate up this road and grind the long pipe that stretches over a halfpipe. Now at the other side of this pipe, skate up looking diagonally left for another pipe that takes you back to the left side. Grind this pipe. You should notice a rather large gap between the piece of land your on now, and the neighboring land. You'll need to use wall ride on the left wall to reach the other side safely. Now your trail comes to a rock ledge. You'll need to use a Fastplant to jump onto this ledge. This ledge will proceed to your right. So follow it down till happening upon another gap in your way. Using the same technique for the first gap, wall ride the left wall to get past it. This wall is easier to grind its surface when you start scaling up the wall to pass up this gap. Finally on the other side comes your greatest feat yet! At the end of this road is long gap to a rock that has the tape on it. You need to take 4 things into consideration before making your jump. (1) It helps to be powered up. If your not, then stand still while doing Fastplants into quick move trick combos. This should power you up. (2) Start as far away from your jump as possible before skating ahead. I know this forces you to envision where the tape is instead of it being in plain sight. But that is best way of reaching it when you leap. (3) Line yourself up to leap to your diagonal right almost at the corner of your jump. (4) Insist yourself to doing a Fastplant when you do leap. Grind when you reach the tape spot. Good luck. BURNSIDE @ Portland Level Type: Tournament Stage A Few Pointers · Do 720 spins for all 8 moves. · Try for the miniature pool that will be on your diagonal right soon after you start. If you manage to jump out of this pool in the direction of a concrete sign that says "SKATEBOARDING" on it you'll get a nice stage facet. · Other than the first point. Stick with the wall! It has two edges to rail when you get up to it allowing to force out some nasty combos! Notice the arrows on pointing up on the wall itself? Aim for those. They show you where you can safely leap up the wall and grind without getting stuck in one of those grooves along the higher wall. STREETS @ San Francisco Level Type: Multi-Mission Based Stage (A) Motives <1> Earn 25000 Points <2> Earn 50000 Points <3> Spell S - K - A - T - E <4> Find Hidden VHS VCR Tape <5> Wreck 5 Cop Cars Location of Letters S - K - A - T - E These letters take awhile to collect so make haste! [K] Skate up the path on your right. Drop down three times while careful not to gain too much speed doing so. When you make your 3rd drop, to your right will be the letter 'K' encased in a small glass room. Grab it. [A] Drop down on and head up the street in the right direction from Lombard Street. Continue till the meeting a crossroad. Go right on this street. Follow straight upwards to what looks like the remains of Chinatown I guess? The letter 'A' can be found at the end and requires you do a ramp to ramp jump to reach it. [T] You should be heading down the street again and be sure to keep following it. Careful not to hit by any cable cars or a van that looks like it was bought in the '70s. Look for trees on your right. When you see them, leap up the structure they're planted in and attempt to Fastplant into the elevated window. You can aim for the edge too, skating along it into the room. However you choose. Grab letter 'T' inside this room by doing an Ollie underneath it. [E] Take the caged exit on your left which will open as you approach it. Leap off of the spiriling tower back onto the street. Go up a little ways and look for a building on your right side that has water in front of it, rails around it, and large windows for a face. Skate up the little path between the rails of this building and Fastplant to reach your jump inside of this room. You can now see the letter 'E' above an empty tiny pool. You'll have to use this pool to reach the letter. This can quite a pain at times if you miss. It isn't easy trying to control yourself in a small pool. When you grab the letter, exit the room and proceed back on the street going to your right. [S] Follow the street as it curves around to your left. Proceed while looking at your right for a large structure of small stairways. In any manner, make your way up short flights of steps till you reach the center of the top. There you'll find letter 'S'. Location Cop Cars  Don't go far! Its directly to your left. Grind it.  Skate straight down Lombard Street (pun intended) until reaching its bottom. Take a right U-turn around to a (stereotype alert) donut shop where you'll find a cop car to grind.  &  Get back on your regular direction of travel heading down the street. Look to your diagonal right. As the road blends into a crossroad you'll see to cop cars. That is convenient! You'll notice an outline drawing on the floor of a man and a gun. For some reason there are no cops to be seen, just the cars. Perhaps the donut shop?  Retreat the way you came. Back down the street in the direction of where you started. Except don't go back up Lombard Street. Pass it by and follow the street your on as it turns right. Look to your immediate left as you travel along to see a cop car parked by the wall. Location of Videotape There are two ways to get to the halfway point of reaching this videotape  Skate down Lombard Street. Make a right turn when you its bottom. Skate till you pass a donut shop on your right while looking to your left. Notice the building on the left? There is a curved portion of this building near the corner you can use to get onto the second level with. Start by the two cop cars located diagonally from this building. Speedily move forward aiming for the portion of ramp that the leftmost plant is by. Fastplant off of it in an up-left like angle to get up there. This method is quicker than the second one, but it is also a little trickier.  Skate down Lombard Street. Take a left and follow this road as it turns to the right. proceed on it looking for a strange looking fountain structure on your right. When you see it you'll have to head up till the street curves to the right again and make a right U-turn. This should line you up facing the fountain. Notice a lowered portion of the fountain where you can leap up onto? It is a path to the building ahead. Fastplant onto this path and follow it till it ends, leaping with a Fastplant to reach the building across from this fountain. Follow this building around to the left and Fastplant leap to the next building. [~] From this position, work your way up to the top of the building using the narrow path it gives you. When you reach the top, you'll notice an extremely high ramp. Skate up this ramp and follow it as it launches you upward. Use a Fastplant at the peak of your jump. This should throw you far enough into a pagoda that has the tape on top. You'll land right on it. Believe or not, Impossibles and 360 Flips boost you a little bit while your flying. ROSWELL @ New Mexico Level Type: Tournament Stage A Few Pointers · Do 720 spins for all 8 moves. · Take advantage of all the halfpipes. · There is a structure in the center of this level that lets you grind twice. Use it to your advantage. · Do Fastplants with any aerial special moves you have. Any questions, comments, corrections, or anything else concerning this strategy guide should be sent to [email protected] -=Cheat Code Central=- is the largest and most comprehensive video and computer game help site in the world for PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Nintendo 64, Dreamcast, Game Boy, and PC. 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