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    Hidden Combo Guide by Pyroe

    Version: 2.0 | Updated: 07/04/04 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

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    |Game: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4|  \
    |      "Hidden Combo Guide"    |  |
    |System: Playstation 2         |  |
    |Author: Pyroe                 |  |
    |Copyright: 2004               |  |
    |Last Updated: 07/04/04        |  /
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                               "Hidden Combo" Guide
                            
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    Version History:
    
    0.1|  The first version, most of guide complete.
    0.2|  A few spelling mistakes.
    1.0|  New ASCII art  (06/10/03)
    2.0|  New E-mail and spaced the format out a tad.(7/4/04)
    
    
    ***Table of Contents***
    
    Section 1: What this FAQ is.
    Section 2: Flatland Combos
    Section 3: Lip Combos
    Section 4: Grind Combos
    Section 5: Grab Combos
    Section 6: Flip Combos
    Section 7: Other Combos
    Section 8: Contact Me
    
    
    
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    Section 1: What this FAQ is.
    
    This guide is hidden combo tricks.  It is not a full FAQ/Walkthrough for Tony
    Hawk's Pro Skater 4 (now refered to as THPS4).  In this guide I will explain
    how to execute hidden combos during a variety of tricks.  I will also explain 
    what is needed to pull off these tricks.  This FAQ will not provide a list of 
    full tricks, just ones that can't be done without doing something else.  All of
    the sections include tips on how to use them properly.  Very few of these are 
    mentioned in the game.
    
    The reason I started this guide was a topic on the THPS4 board at gamefaqs.com. 
    The person wanted to know what the hidden combos were, so here they are.
    
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    Section 2: Flatland Combos
    
    These hidden combos can be executed by going into a manual or nose manual and 
    pressing the buttons for the desired move.  Press "square + square" perform a
    board flip or R2 to perform a spin.
    
    Manual: Up, Down 
         Square + Square: 360 Fingerflip
         R2: Pivot
    
    Nose Manual: Down, Up
         Square + Square: Half Cab Impossible
         R2: Pivot
    
    Pogo: Triangle + Triangle
         Square + Square: Wrap Around
         R2: Pogo Spin
    
    Handstand: Circle + Circle
         Square + Square: Handflip 
         R2: none
    
    Truckstand:  Triangle + Square
         Square + Square: Truckstand Flip
         R2: Truck Spin
    
    Switch Foot Pogo: Triangle + Circle
         Square + Square: Halfwrap Truck Transfer
         R2: Switch Foot Pogo Spin
    
    One Foot Manual: Circle + Triangle (must be done out of a manual)
         Square + Square: 360 Fingerflip
         R2: Pivot
    
    One Foot Nose Manual: Circle + Triangle (must be done out of a nose manual)
         Square + Square: Half Cab Impossible
         R2: Pivot
    
    To Rail: Circle + Square
         Square + Square: Railflip
         R2: none
    
    Casper: Square + Triangle
         Square + Square: Casper Flip
         R2: Casper Spin
    
    Anti Casper: Square + Triangle
         Square + Square: Anti Casper Flip
         R2: Anti Casper Spin
    
    
    Tips:  These tricks are used countlessly in bringing up scores throughout the 
           game.  At the end of your run you should go into a manual and pull off 
           some of these tricks untill you get what score you need.  It is always
           good to do a flip (Square + Square) or spin/pivot (R2) for each hidden 
           combo.  For example: in Chicago, the "100,000 point flatland tricks." 
           You have to get 100,000 points.  If you do all of your specials and 
           still don't have enough, just pull some of these.  They also work well 
           when your competition run is ending.
    
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    Section 3: Lip Combos
    
    These hidden combos are done by going into a lip trick (handplant or axle 
    stalls) and pressing the buttons for the desired trick.  There is a difference
    in going up in a handplant or axle trick.
    
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    Handplants|
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    Invert: Triangle + Triangle
    
    Andrecht Invert: Triangle + Circle
    
    One Foot Invert: Square + Square
    
    Eggplant: Square + Circle
    
    Gymnast Plant: Circle + Circle
    
    Varial Invert to Fakie: Circle + Square
    
    *note: There are no tricks for the combos "Triangle + Square",
     "Square + Triangle" or "Circle + Triangle"
    
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    Axle Tricks|
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    Noseblunt: Triangle + Triangle
    
    Nosepick: Triangle + Square
    
    Blunt to Fakie: Triangle + Circle
    
    Disaster: Square + Square
    
    Rock to Fakie: Square + Circle
    
    Axle Stall: Circle + Circle
    
    Boneless: Circle + Square
    
    *note: There are no tricks for the combos "Square + Triangle" or 
     "Circle + Triangle"
    
    
    Tips:  Just like the flatland hidden combos, these can be used to bring up 
           scores at the end of your run.  When executing the lip hidden combos, it
           is always a good idea to keep the balance bar towards the ramp so if it 
           goes out of control you can keep the run going.
    
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    Section 4: Grind Combos
    
    These hidden combos can be done by getting into a grind on a rail, coping or
    any grindable edge.  To perform these you must press the buttons for the 
    desired trick.
    
    50-50 Grind: Triangle + Triangle
    
    Noseslide: Triangle + Square
    
    Nosegrind: Triangle + Circle
    
    Smith Grind: Square + Square
    
    Tailslide: Square + Triangle
    
    5-0 Grind: Square + Circle
    
    Crooked/Overcrook Grind: Circle + Circle
    
    Bluntslide: Circle + Square
    
    Nosebluntslide: Circle + Triangle
    
    
    Tips: I rarely use these since most rails are to short to execute any.  Though,
          if you can get to a rail that goes in a circle, these tricks do give you
          more points.  It's also fun when you are free skating to do combos on the
          rail.
    
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    Section 5: Grab Combos
    
    These hidden combos are executed by going into a grab and pressing the Circle 
    button twice.  The first ones use the default controls so you might not be able
    to do them with the skater you're using.
    
    One Foot Tailgrab: Down, Circle + Circle
    
    Stiffy: Right, Circle + Circle
    
    Method: Left, Circle + Circle
    
    Rocket Air: Up, Circle + Circle
    
    Christ Air: Down-Right, Circle + Circle
    
    One Foot Japan: Up-Left, Circle + Circle
    
    Judo: Up-Right, Circle + Circle
    
    Sacktap: Down-Right, Circle + Circle
    
    
    These next ones do not have default controls.
    
    Fingerflip Cannonball: Cannonball, Circle + Circle
    
    Tuckknee: Crail Grab, Circle + Circle
    
    Crooked Cop: Crossbone, Circle + Circle
    
    BS Shifty: FS Shifty, Circle + Circle
    
    Del Mar Indy: Indy Nosebone, Circle + Circle
    
    Seatbelt Air: Mute, Circle + Circle
    
    Body Wrap: Wrap Around, Circle + Circle
    
    Stalefish Tweak: Stalefish, Circle + Circle
    
    
    Tips:  At the end of your run, most tricks aren't giving very many points. 
           These can keep the points coming and hopefully give you enough to make
           the score.
    
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    Section 6: Flip Combos
    
    These hidden combos are performed by doing a flip trick using two or three 
    presses of the square button.  The first ones are using default controls so 
    they may not be the same as one of your skaters.
    
    Double Kickflip: Left, Square + Square
    
    Triple Kickflip: Left, Square + Square + Square
    
    Double Heelflip: Right, Square + Square
    
    Triple Heelflip: Right, Square + Square + Square
    Double Impossible: Up, Square + Square
    
    Triple Impossible: Up, Square + Square + Square
    
    360 FS Shove-It: Up, Square + Square
    
    540 FS Shove-It: Up, Square + Square + Square
    
    360 Shove-It: Down, Square + Square
    
    540 Shove-It: Down, Square + Square + Square
    
    360 Hardflip: Up-Left, Square + Square
    
    360 Inward Heelflip: Up-Right, Square + Square
    
    360 Flip: Down-Left, Square + Square
    
    360 Heelflip: Down-Right, Square + Square
    
    
    These next ones are not always on default.
    
    Ollie North Back Foot Flip: Ollie North, Square + Square
    
    360 Sal Flip: Sal Flip, Square + Square
    
    360 Varial: 180 Varial, Square + Square
    
    Double Back Foot Flip: Back Foot Kickflip, Square + Square
    
    Double Back Foot Flip: Back Foot Heelflip, Square + Square
    
    Double Front Foot Impossible: Front Foot Impossible, Square + Square
    
    Double Finger Flip: Fingerflip, Square + Square
    
    Ollie Airwalk Late Shove-It: Ollie Airwalk, Square + Square
    
    Tips:  At the end of your run, most tricks aren't giving very many points. 
           These can keep the points coming and hopefully give you enough to make 
           the score.
    
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    Section 7: Other Combos
    
    These are other hidden combos that didn't fit anywhere else.  
    
    MikeV Boneless: Up + Up + X (can only be done by Mike Vallely)
    
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    Section 8: Contact Me
    
    You can contact me at shredhead @gmail.com (without the space).  Send me
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