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    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Demo - Sony PlayStation 
    FAQ/Tricks Guide
    Author: MF (lynch1@mail.com)
    Version: 1.6c
    Last Updated: 10/03/99     
    Hosted: GameFaq's (www.gamefaqs.com)
    
    
    
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                                        D  E  M  O
    
    
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    C O N T E N T S
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    I. - Introduction
    II. - Updates
    III. - Skaters
    IV. - Tricks List
    V. - Special Tricks
    VI. - Points
    VII. - Extra
    IX. - Credits/Thanks/Links
    X. - Copyright Info
    
    
    
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    I N T R O D U C T I O N
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    This faq/tricks guide is based on the demo of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater. You can find the demo in 
    the PlayStation Underground Jampack Summer '99 edition (got mine at Target, a friend got his at 
    Wal-Mart). You can also find it in the demo of a recent issue of the Official PlayStation 
    Magazine and PlayStation Underground. For the record I figured out most of these tricks on my 
    own (since none of the tricks are listed in the demo) after hours of playing. I hope you enjoy 
    this little guide. Yes, I do Skateboard. 
    Thanks...enjoy. 
    
    
    Demo: PlayStation Underground Jampack Summer '99 Edition
          Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine July '99
          PlayStation Underground 3.2
    
    
    E-mail me with your comments, suggestions, additions - lynch1@mail.com
    I'll give credit for any help I recieve
    
    
    The 1st and original Tony Hawk Pro Skater Demo faq!
    
    
    
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    U P D A T E S
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    Version 1.6c: This is now a complete demo guide/faq. I will work on a new guide/faq for the 
    full game as soon as I purchase it. Until then please be patient. Sorry for the inconveniance. 
    MF - lynch1@mail.com
    
    
    
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    S K A T E R S 
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    Here is a list of the skaters in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Demo.
    
    Vert: The skating style that consists of mainly half-pipes, bowls, and transisitions. Tony Hawk 
    is well known for his vert skating.
    
    
    Street: This skating style is like the name says. It's on the street and is basically skating 
    curbs, rails, and doing regular flat ground tricks.
    
    
    *Tony Hawk:
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    Style= Vert
    Age= 31
    Born= USA
    Hometown= Carlsbad
    Years Pro= 16
    Stance= Goofy
    Height= 6'2
    
    
    *Bob Burnquist:
    ===============
    Style= Vert/Street
    Age= 22
    Born= Brazil
    Hometown= Encinitas
    Years Pro= 7
    Stance= Regular
    Height= 5'11
    
    
    **Chad Muska:
    =============
    Style= Street
    Age= 22
    Born= USA
    Hometown= Los Angeles
    Years Pro= 5
    Stance= Regular
    Height= 5'10
    
    
    **Kareem Campbell:
    ==================
    Style= Street
    Age= 25
    Born= USA
    Hometown= Los Angeles
    Years Pro= 6
    Stance= Regular
    Height= 6'
    
    
    *only Tony Hawk and Bob Burnquist are available in demo version
    **playable characters that are not meant to be used in the demo
    
    
    
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    T R I C K S  L I S T
    ====================
    
    
    Buttons:
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    X= X button
    Sqaure= Square button
    Circle= Circle button
    Triangle= Triangle button
    Up= up directional arrow
    Down= down directional arrow
    Left= left directional arrow
    Right= right directional arrow
    
    
    X= Use this button to perform an ollie. While holding it you will go into the crouch position 
    and upon releasing it you will jump, or better yet, ollie.
    
    
    Square= The basic trick. Mainly flip tricks like kickflips and heelflips. Holding the arrows
    while doing the tricks is similar to real skateboarding. For example, holding left while using 
    the square button will do a kickflip, much like how you kickflip by kicking out towards the 
    left side of your board. Holding right while using the square button will do a heelflip, much 
    like how you heelflip by kicking out towards the right side of your board (example is based on
    skating regular, goofy would be the opposite, but you dont need to worry about that).
    
    
    Circle= A grab trick. A grab is a trick that's done while in the air. You use your hands to 
    grab a part of the board.
    
    
    Triangle= A grind or board slide trick. A grind is when one or both of your trucks (thingies 
    that hold your wheels) are grinding against a surface like a rail or the coping of a half-pipe.
    A board slide is when the bottom of your board is sliding against a rail or coping. Ollie at an 
    angle (about 90 degrees) against a rail or coping while holding triangle to do a board slide.
    
    
    L1= turn left while in air
    
    
    R1= turn right while in air
    
    
    note - you must ollie before you do these tricks (X button)
    
    
    Launching and wall rides:
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    up+x= do this against a wall for a wall ride, also used to launch out of the bowl or half-pipe
    
    
    Basic Tricks (square button):
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    left+square= Kickflip
    right+square= Heelflip
    up+square= 360 Shove It
    down+square= Impossible
    diagonal up,left +square= Kickflip to Indy
    diagonal up,right +square= Fingerflip
    diagonal down,left +square= Varial
    diagonal down,right +square= 360 Flip 
    
    
    Grabs (Circle button):
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    left+circle= Method
    right+circle= Indy Nosebone
    up+circle= Japan Air
    down+circle= Tail Grab
    diagonal up,left +circle= Madonna
    diagonal up,right +circle= Rocket air
    diagonal down,left +circle= Stalefish
    diagonal down,right +circle= Benihana
    
    
    Grinds, Board Slide (triangle button):
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    triangle= 50-50
    up+triangle= Nose Grind
    down+triangle= 5-0 Grind
    
    
    note - use left and right directional buttons to balance your skater while grinding or sliding
    
    
    
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    S P E C I A L  T R I C K S
    ==========================
    Below is a list of some special tricks availabe for the skaters:
    
    
    Tony Hawk:
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    left, left+square= 540 Board Varial
    left, right+circle= Christ Air
    
    
    Bob Burnquist: 
    ==============
    left, left+square= Fingerflip Airwalk
    up, down+circle= Backflip
    
    
    Thanks to Mike Brooks for the info on some of the special tricks.
    
    
    
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    P O I N T S
    ===========
    In this section you will find a list of how many points each trick is worth. Each trick 
    decreases in points with each execution, for example, a kickflip is worth 100 points the first
    time you do it, 50 the second, 25 the third, and 10 every other time you do it. When doing grab 
    tricks they vary in points depending on how long you hold the grab, i've listed the basic 
    amount of points for the grabs (a couple of the grabs may have an approximate amount of points 
    listed).
    
    
    Spin: With each spin (L1 or R1) added to a trick you multiply the amout of points:
     180 turn= x1.5
     360 turn= x2.0
     540 turn= x2.5
     720 turn= x3.0
     900 turn= x3.5
    1080 turn= x4.0
    
    
    Trick:             Points: 1st            2nd            3rd            final
    ================================================================================
    Kickflip:                  100             50             25             10
    Heelflip:                  100             50             25             10
    Kickflip to Indy:          320            160             80             32
    360 Shove it:              400            200            100             40
    Varial:                    500            250            125             50
    Fingerflip:                620            310            155             62
    
    Tail Grab:                 220            110             55             22
    Method:                    220            110             55             22
    Indy Nosebone:             220            110             55             22
    Stalefish:                 270            135             67             27
    Japan Air:                 320            160             80             32
    Rocket Air:                370            185             92             37
    Madonna:                   420            210            105             42
    Benihana:                  620            310            145             58
    
    
    Tony Hawk-
    540 Board Varial:         1200            600            300            120
    Christ Air:               1020            510            235            102
     
    
    Bob Burnquist-
    Fingerflip Airwalk:       1200            600            300            120
    Backflip:                 3620           1810            905            362  
    
    
    
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    E X T R A
    =========
    Play as Kareem Campbell Glitch= Start a 1 or 2 player game and play 1 or 2 full games (not 
    necessary but it helps to stop the game from freezing. Afterwards, exit 2 player mode and go to 
    single player mode. Try and select Jamie Thomas and then hit the triangle button. Select 2 
    player mode again and the 1st player will be Kareem Campbell. It is possible that the game will 
    freeze, that is why you should play 1 or 2 full games when first attempting this. Thanks a lot 
    to Neversoft for the basic info and Bryan Woeber for confirming this glitch with extensive 
    instructions. I've tested this and it works, but it tends to freeze. Note: You can't use 
    special moves with Kareem Campbell.
    
    
    Chad Muska/Kareem Campbel GameShark Code= 8009CAC8 0002
    READ: To do this in one player, you must turn off the code, then highlight Tony and the instant 
    you select him, turn the code on. To use this in two player, leave the code on from the start. 
    Do not press up+square when playing as Chad or the game will freeze. This code was tested on 
    version 3.0 of GameShark. I cannot test this because I dont have a GameShark. Much thank's to 
    Mike Harrison for this information. Note: i've been told this code allows you to play as Kareem
    Campbell, and not Chad Muska (thanks to Slateman for that tidbit).
    
    
    1080 Half-Pipe Glitch= Get a lot of air and speed and ollie out of the half-pipe near the 
    quarter-pipe and the big pole, if done correctly the game will glitch and you can get a little 
    extra time to 1080. Hope that makes sense. Thanks to line316@aol.com
    
    
    1080 spin= Use Bob Burnquist and head for the first rail/platform you see in the middle section
    of the course. Do a flip trick into a grind, and then do a flip trick out. Keep your speed up 
    and head for the middle section of the bowl, where the pillar is, do down that section and do 
    any type of regular grab, then a finger airwalk, come back down, go back up and do a 180 
    backflip, after the back flip you should have enough speed to try a 1080. Note: try and stay as 
    straight as possible so you can keep good speed. I've tried this and the best I can get is a 
    900, but I think i'm doing it wrong. Thanks to Rick Archer for that one!
    
    
    Dual Shock Controller Fix= Sometimes when first starting a game the Dual Shock controller will
    stop functioning, to fix this turn "Analog" on and off.
    
    
    10,000 Point Opener= To get 10,000 points in the very beginning of the game perform the
    following: Ride directly straight while holding the X button (ollie) to the first platform in 
    the center of the course that you see. Release the X button right before the platform and 
    execute a 360 flip (down,right+square) and then immediately follow with a nose grind 
    (up+triangle), the platform will get lower, then immediately execute a 5-0 grind 
    (down+triangle), at the end of the platform do a 360 shove off it (up+square) while holding L1 
    or R1 to do a 180 spin. You will get a little over 10,000 points for that. 
    
    
    Grind Combo's= When grinding you can do combos to gain some massive points. For example start 
    out on the coping (top part) of the half-pipe by doing a 50-50 grind, then Ollie (X button) and
    immediately follow with a 5-0 grind (down+triangle), then ollie again and immediately follow 
    with a nose grind (up+triangle), then follow with another 50-50, 5-0, or nose grind and repeat.
    You can do this over and over again and get big time points. You must ollie before you transfer
    to each grind. It's hard to do but well worth it. This can be done on just about anything that 
    grinds except rails. If your doing this and you come up to a wall, ollie before you reach the 
    wall and you will bounce off it and go right back into a grind if you hold triangle.
    
    
    Screen Glitch= With this glitch you can rack up to 300,000 points! All you have to do is skate 
    the section of the bowl nearest the big screen showing skate videos. Get some big air and ollie
    out of the bowl directly towards the screen while holding triangle (it may take a while). If 
    you've done it correctly you'll get stuck in the screen and you can do a ton of tricks to rack 
    up big points. To get out of the screen try some rapid button pushing. Good luck! 
    - Thanks to Mike Brooks for that.
    
    
    Bowl Gap= All though this doesnt give you any points, I think it's a fun thing to try. At the 
    middle area of the bowl there's is a section that goes in and seperates the left and right 
    sides of the bowl. It has a big metal pillar in the middle of it. Try going around the pillar 
    and ollie the gap between the middle section of the bowl and the other side of the bowl near 
    the screen. It's very hard but is possible. It's actually easier with Bob Burnquist because he 
    skates faster. I recommend trying to go up the quarter pipe near the half-pipe for extra speed 
    then as you come back down head for the middle section of the bowl and dodge the pillar while 
    holding ollie and let her rip. Keep trying this until you eventually get it.
    
    
    Half-Pipe to Quarter Pipe Grind= This is a challenging thing to try, but is well worth it. Go 
    to the right side of the half-pipe (side with the quarter pipe next to it, also has windows 
    behind it) and start grinding, grind off the edge of the half-pipe and try to land onto the 
    quarter pipe while still grinding. It's very hard but can give you around 11,000 points.
    
    
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    C R E D I T S  /  T H A N K S  /  L I N K S
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    thanks to GameFAQs for hosting this faq
    thanks to Sony for the PlayStation
    thanks to Activision for publishing it
    thanks to Tony Hawk for inspiring the game (or at least endorsing it)
    thanks to skateboarding in general, I dont know what i'd do without it
    
    
    much thanks to Neversoft for this great game and their support
    much thanks to Mike Brooks, Bryan Woeber, Mike Harrison, Rick Archer, line316@aol.com and 
    Slateman for their help
    
    
    Here some general links you may find interesting:
    Neversoft - http://www.neversoft.com -   people who made this excellent game
    Activision - http://www.activision.com -   publishing this excellent game
    GameFaq's - http://www.gamefaqs.com -   hosting this excellent faq
    Videogames.com - http://videogames.com -   my favorite video game page
    Slateman's Visual THPS faq - http://www.cyberealm.com/~godflesh/tonyhawk -   great online faq
    Austin's Tony Hawk Pro Skater Page - http://auztin.8m.com/thps.html -   fan site
    
    
    
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    C O P Y R I G H T  I N F O
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    Do not plagiarise this guide in any way, shape, or form. This guide is copyright 1999 MF. 
    If you would like to put this faq on your webpage then feel free to do so as long as you e-mail 
    me (mfreitas@c-zone.net) about it (i'll say yes). You may not alter this faq in any way, by 
    adding or changing text. You may not convert to html or any other format besides txt. You may 
    not use the guide to gain any type of profit.
    
    
    "stop bitin' my shit!" -RZA
    
    
    Copyright (c) 1999 MF