======================================================================= TONY HAWKS AMERICAN WASTELAND FAQ/WALKTHROUGH ======================================================================= ======================================================================= CAUTION! ======================================================================= This FAQ/ Walkthrough DOES have spoilers. I don't want to ruin the game for you, so read at your own risk. Table of Contents 1. News 2. Introduction 3. Controls 4. Story Mode (4.1) Hollywood (4.2) Beverly Hills (4.3) Skate Ranch (4.4) Hollywood II (4.5) Beverly Hills II (4.6) Hollywood III (4.7) Downtown (4.8) VANS Park (4.9) Skate Ranch II (4.10) Beverly Hills III (4.11) Santa Monica (4.12) Oil Rig (4.13) Skate Ranch III (4.14) Get to East Los Angeles (4.15) East Los Angeles (4.16) Skate Ranch IV (4.17) Get the pros: Beverly Hills (4.18) Get the pros: Hollywood (4.19) Get the pros: Downtown (4.20) Get the pros: VANS Park (4.21) Get the pros: Santa Monica (4.22) Get the pros: East Los Angeles (4.23) Casino (4.24) The Final Mission (4.25) Skate Ranch IV 5. Classic Mode (5.1) Minneapolis (5.2) Santa Cruz (5.3) The Mall (5.4) Chicago (5.5) Kyoto (5.6) The Ruins (5.7) Atlanta (5.8) Marseilles 5. Sub-missions 6. FAQ 7. Legal Information/ Contact Me ======================================================================= NEWS ======================================================================= 05/13/06 - Began FAQ/Walkthrough ======================================================================= INTRODUCTION ======================================================================= Hello and welcome to my FAQ/Walkthrough. In this guide, I will help you in most parts of Tony Hawks American Wasteland. I have been playing Tony Hawks games since I was around 6 or 7 years old, starting with the first Tony Hawks Pro Skater. I didn't really like the series, until I was given Tony Hawks Underground. Since I play a game for storyline over gameplay, having a story in a Tony Hawks game delighted me and kept me hooked, unlike the previous Hawks games, leaving me uninspired and,ultimately, bored. Since then I have played THUG, THUG2 and THAW to the point of nearly breaking my fingers. This FAQ is written for playing in Normal Mode, other difficulties will have minor differences in some goals. ======================================================================= CONTROLS ======================================================================= ========= Controls ========= Start - Pause/Menu X - Ollie X (Held down) - Crouch O (While in air) - Grab O (Walking) - Smash with board Triangle (Whilst in air and near grindable object) - Grind Square (Whilst in air) - Flip trick Right Analog Stick - Rotate camera Left Analog Stick - Move D-Pad - Move ======================================================================= STORY MODE ======================================================================= ======================================================================= 4.1 - Hollywood ======================================================================= When you start story mode, a short movie will play of a skater skating on the streets of LA. Then, you can choose your skater. Once you have picked the skater of your choice, you will see another movie. This movie is quite amusing, and made me smile. You see a little background on why you're moving to LA, and meet a hot blonde. Unfortunately, she lacks intelligence to the degree of a dead chimp. Once the cutscene has finished, another cutscene will play. Two skaters will assault you and steal your belongings. Here is where you meet a very important character in the game - Mindy. She will help you during your first missions, and will introduce you to the local skaters so you can improve your skills. Your first mission automatically starts when all the cutscenes are finished with. =================== Change your cut =================== This mission is extremely easy. First of all, walk into the barber shop and press O. You will have to get a relatively cheap cut, but most of them aren't too expensive anyway. Later on in the game, you can really start to splash that cash. You can also change or get facial hair. You don't need to, as it isn't needed to complete this part of the mission, but some of them do look very cool. After you've selected your cut, another short movie will play. ======================= Change your clothes ======================= Go into "The Tight Tiger". Again, money is a factor. If you spent too much money on a haircut, you will have to buy cheap clothes. However, I quite like the reasonably cheap clothes, especially the cargo pants, but that's just me. Change whatever you feel needs changing. If you want to spend all of your remaining money for the moment, go ahead, it'll make your skater look cool, and without a cool skater, what is life? Once you're finished, click done and exit. Watch the cutscene, and save if you want to. ========================== Learning to caveman ========================== Once the cutscene has finished, right ahead of you there should be a guy wearing a leather jacket, plaid trousers and has blond hair in a mohawk. Talk to him with O. He asks if you'll introduce him to Mindy if he teaches you some moves. This is very simple. Switch to walk (L1+R1) and get back on your board L1+R1) Next, he will teach you how to grind. Simply press X to ollie, and triangle to grind the velvet rope. Finally, switch to walk (L1+R1), press X to jump, and press triangle to grind. Congratulations, you've just learnt a caveman. Try it out a few times, or head to the next goal. ================================ Complete a sponsor challenge ================================ A short cutscene plays, where Mindy tells you the importance of Sponsor Challenges. Then when you regain control, go over to the poster in the Skateshop window, and check the sponsor challenges, then click accept. On Normal, the easiest ones to do are grind for two seconds or caveman once in a combo, but all are mind-numbingly simple. After completing it, you'll get a text message, that can be accessed through the start menu. It's just to explain how the text system works, and to tell you where Mindy now is. Head to the skateshop again. ========================================= Learn to kickflip and learn to manual ========================================= A cutscene plays about a man called Duane, a friend of Mindy's who has a very small part in the game. The first thing he asks you to do is kickflip over Ben Whofleck (I'm pretty sure they didn't say Affleck just for legal reasons). All you have to do is ollie, grind the ropes and kickflip over Whofleck. It looks really cool, and is very easy to do. Just press X, then triangle to grind, then square and <- to kickflip. Now you've proved that you're fearless, Duane agrees to teach you to manual, a very important move for combos and for amassing a mighty score. All you have to do is manual three times. Press up then down to manual, rinse and repeat. Then Duane tests your manual balance. Manual from the star of Tony Hawk to the star of Tony Alva, using up and down to balance. The objective is to keep the needle as close to the middle as possible. The green part of the meter means you will land the manual if the needle hits the end of that section. However, if it hits the end of the red section, you'll bail. ==================================== Learn to revert/ revert to manual ==================================== A short movie plays, and we see Ian again. This cutscene is slightly amusing, then he shows us how to revert. Just go up the ramp, get air, then press R2 as soon as you land. Timing is key, but does give you a bit of allowance. Now we have to revert into a manual, all in one combo. A scary prospect for a new player, no? No. Just go up the ramp, revert (R2) when you land, and press up and down to manual. Then, just land the combo. Mindy will come over, and tell you that one of the guys that stole your stuff is hanging out by Hollywood High. Go get him! ====================== Get back your stuff ====================== Go over to Hollywood High, where you and the guy will have a little argument, before we get down to the skating. First of all, you just have 60 seconds of free skating. The guy is pretty easy to beat, do a few liptricks, fliptricks, grinds, reverts to manuals etc. and you should beat him in no time. But you have to stay in the area, if you leave it, you just get one of the red messages and lose a few seconds, giving him time to catch up. Yes, you've beat him! Now he'll give you back your stuff and you relax right? Wrong. The lying punk has run off with your stuff. Fortunately, he keeps to a certain line by the entrance to Downtown, where the bulldozer blocks the way. You have to smack his ugly face in with your board and collect your stuff. But whatever you do, do not chase him. Skateboard > Man. Just wait for him to skate over to you, and smack him between the eyes. ======================= Get to Beverly Hills ======================= Some stupid protesters are blocking the way to Beverly Hills, therefore blocking the way to the ranch. You have to get rid of them in the only plausible way. Skate on a rooftop a lot. The questionable goal aside, let's get on with it. The first challenge is easy. Just land a 2000 point combo, most people can do that with their eyes closed. Next, a 5000 point combo. Simply liptrick (triangle when at the top of a ramp) and modify the trick using different pairs of buttons (OO, O Square, Square Triangle etc. but don't use the X button, because it will make you jump out of the trick. Next, a 10000 point combo. Simple if you use my liptrick technique. ======================================================================== 4.2 - Beverly Hills ======================================================================== =================================== Introduction to Mindy's friends =================================== This is just a cutscene, not an actual goal, but since it is activated like goals, I set it out as one. Here is where you meet Boone, Murphy, and Useless Dave. They are very important to the storyline, and are also very entertaining. Murphy is talking on his cellphone, Boone is bailing huge gaps and Useless Dave is... being Useless Dave. When your character starts to talk smack, Boone sets him a challenge. If you can hit all of their combos, the ranch is open to you. ======================================= Sticker Slap, wallplant and wallride ======================================= After the cutscene, go straight ahead of you to a guy with no shirt on. Talk to him, and he will show you a variation of the wallplant he has developed. This is very easy. Just ollie (X) at a wall and then press X again to sticker slap. Do this three times. Now he shows you the original wallplant. It looks easy, but is extremely frustrating if not done right. If you don't do it right, you'll just do sticker slap after sticker slap. I would know, it happened to me a lot of times before I figured out how to do it properly. It tells you just to ollie (X) and then press X and down to wallplant. However, that will just make you sticker slap most times. What you have to do, is ollie and press up, then press X and down to wallplant. I don't know why, but it makes you do a wallplant nearly every time. Next up is the wallride. JUst ride up to a wall, jump and press Triangle and turn to the direction of the wall to wallride. Do this three times. Voila, mission complete, and you have learnt the sticker slap, wallplant and wallride. These can be used to do some amazing lines, start practising! ======================================= Learn to spine transfer, flip, roll, acid drop and bank transfer ======================================= Go to the guy to the right of the goal you just did, he also has no shirt on. He will teach you how to spine transfer. The spine transfer is one of the easiest, and most important, tricks in Tony Hawks American Wasteland. To complete this goal, just ride up the Quarter Pipe and press R2 in the air to spine transfer, do it another two times. Now comes a move that looks amazing and scores big. The flip. You can backflip and frontflip, and you can also double backflip and double frontflip. To flip, go up the quarter pipe, hold O and press up or down twice to frontflip or backflip, four times to double frontflip or double backflip. Do a flip three times to continue. Now the roll. This also scores quite big and you can do double rolls. Just ride up the quarter pipe, get air, then hold O and press left twice or right twice to roll. Pressing left or right four times will double roll. Roll three times to continue. Next, is the acid drop. This is a very simple move. Just switch to walk (L1+R1) and jump off the edge, then press R2 to acid drop. You only need to do this once. Finally, the bank transfer. This is like a spine transfer, but a lot smaller. Go over an angled surface, and press R2 to bank drop. You can use the little sign or the thing in the middle of the road to bank transfer on. Do this three times. You have now learnt the spine transfer, backflip and frontflip, BS Roll and FS Roll, Acid Drop and Spine Transfer. Congratulate yourself and move on to the next goal. ==================== Learning parkour ==================== Talk to the french guy with the moustache. He will demonstrate parkour. The first skill is a wallrun. Wallruns are simple. Switch to walk (L1+R1) and press R1 when running towards a wall to run up it. Do this three times. Next up, wallflips. Just as simple, and even more fun to do and to watch. Switch to walk (L1+R1) and run up the wall with R1. Then, before you fall, press down and X to wallflip. Do the wallflip three times. Now you learn to shimmy. Run up the wall with R1, then hold R1 to grab the wall when you fall. Shimmy to one marker, then shimmy to the other. Once you are done, the guy will do an amazing parkour combo. Next, back tucks. Back tucks are very easy to do. Just press X twice when standing still to do a back tuck. Do this three times. Finally, front tucks. Just press X twice whilst moving forward to do a front tuck. You know the drill, do it three times. You have learnt another five moves! ====================== Learn to Natas Spin ====================== Talk to yet another member of the Skate Club by a bunch of poles. This move looks sick, and is only a little bit harder than a grind. Simply ollie (X) and press L1 and triangle at the same time to Natas Spin on a pole. Hold the trick for three seconds on each pole to learn to Natas Spin. ===================================== Learn to boneless and boned ollie ===================================== Talk to Josh, another shirtless guy, who is by the skateshop. He will teach you to boneless and to boned ollie. To boneless, hold X, then press up twice when you release it. This is an essential move for reaching areas that are impossible to reach using a normal ollie. Do the boneless three times. Now you have to do a boned ollie. This is another crucial move for reaching places, and is a bit simpler than the boneless, just press X twice to do a boned ollie. Do the boned ollie three times. After doing every goal for the Skate Club, you will get a text message off Mindy. If you can't remember how to access them, press Start to go to the pause menu, and then go into text messages. Mindy advises you do some sponsor challenges before meeting up with Boone, Murphy and Useless Dave. Either do what she says or go straight to those goals. =================================== Impress Boone/Murphy/Useless Dave =================================== On Easy you only need to do one of the challenges to get into the ranch, on Normal you only need to do two to get into the ranch, and on Sick you have to do three. I'm going to tell you how to do all three, because I'm a good samaritan. ======== Murphy ======== To complete Murphy's challenge, you have to do a wall-run, to wallflip, to natas spin and land it. It looks and sounds very hard, but is actually quite simple. Switch to walk (L1+R1) then run up the wall with R1. Press X and down to wallflip, then hold down L1 and triangle to natas spin the pole, then land. ======= Boone ======= To complete Boone's challenge, you have to do a spine transfer to nosegrab to frontflip and land it. Again, this looks and sounds very hard, but is again quite simple. Go up the quarter pipe, get some air, press R2, then hold down O and press up twice to nosegrab to frontflip. ============== Useless Dave ============== To complete Useless Dave's challenge, you have to sticker slap, to manual, to wallplant and land it. Then, you have to do a wallride over a large gap. First, the sticker slap to manual to wallplant. Remember my wallplant technique, or you'll get so frustrated you'll punch the television. First of all, do an ollie (X) and press X to sticker slap. Press up then down whilst still in the air to manual when you land, do it a few times in the air just to make sure. Then, ollie (X) press up, then press down and X at the same time to do a wallplant immediately, instead of messing about and having to do a sticker slap after sticker slap. Next for the wallride over the gap. Ride up the ramp slightly to the left, so you grind instead of lipping. Grind along the rail, then at the very end, do a wallride across the gap and land on the other side. Congratulations, you are now allowed into the Skate Ranch! Follow the tunnel up to the ranch. ======================================================================== 4.3 - The Skate Ranch ======================================================================== ================= Skitch Sanchez ================= Skitching is a skill you only need to use in two or three cases. This is one of them. Iggy needs some wood to finish off a ramp in the skate ranch, and he decides you're the guy for the job. You have to skitch Sanchez (Press up near his tail to skitch him) to the different locations where you can find wood. Skitching is very similar to grinding, manualling liptricking or doing a natas spin, it uses the same balance meter, but it's a lot easier to control. You should only really reach either end of the meter once, since it is very calm. The first bit of wood is in Beverly Hills, near Boone's challenge. Just go up to the No Skateboarding sign, switch to walk (L1+R1) smash it with O and skitch Sanchez again with up. You have to skitch for a little longer now, but it should be no real problem. Sanchez will take you to Hollywood, into a construction site. Switch to walk (L1+R1) and smash the no skateboarding sign with O. Sanchez will run off, so you'll have to make it by yourself, but don't worry, it's a lot quicker than skitching anyway. ==================== Learn to Bert Slide ==================== This is a really cool move, and the only move you'll learn from Iggy. It's very very easy. Just press R1 and move left or right to Bert Slide. Simply do this three times. Next, you have to Bert Slide across the half pipe. This is also very easy. Keep X held down, press R1, and make very small movements with the left analog stick, you'll basically just ride forward, and will do this goal with no trouble. Next you have to Bert Slide across a door-shaped hole in the halfpipe. This can take a couple of tries. Acid drop, then start getting speed by riding backwards and forwards, before attempting the Bert Slide. Press R1 as soon as you reach the bottom of the ramp, the speed and momentum will get the height to finish the move. ======================================================================== 4.4 - Hollywood II ======================================================================== ======================== Get back the dino head ======================== For this mission, you have to go back to Hollywood. This is a good time to do sponsor challenges, since the Hollywood challenges are the easiest in the game. A workman, known as Joey B, will be standing by the place where the protest took place, before you destroyed it, you vandal you. Joey B has a moderately big place in Tony Hawks American Wasteland. He is in about 4 missions, and in a couple of cutscenes. Hey, at least he has a bigger role than the dumb blonde. Joey B will start to make up different codes and regulations in order to scam you out of your money. As fun as it would be to smack him around the head with the skateboard, and get Boone to take it back to the ranch, the only way to get the head is to earn the money. There are two ways of doing this. Either go to the tagger, who will give you a choice of helping him tag up the area you're in, or making your own graphic. Making your own graphic will not make you any money, so let's focus on helping him tag. This is extremely easy. It's easy to the point of laughter. Most of the time, the place he wants you to tag is about 7 steps away. To tag a wall, press triangle near the wall. To tag the floor (iut's very rare you need to do this) press triangle when not close to a taggable object. The second way is even more tediously easy than the first way. Go up to the tramp with the green dollar sign ($) over his head. He gives you the easiest challenges imaginable. Once, he just asked me to do three kickflips. The harder the challenge, the more money you get. It goes up to $50 but even the hard challenges pose no real threat. I would reccomend doing this, it also gives you a bit of skating practice. However, tagging everywhere in Hollywood will give you the Hollywood style for making tags, which is needed later in the game, alongside the tags in other areas. Once you have enough money ($200 in Normal mode) pay Joey B. Simple. Now will come the option to teleport to the ranch because you obtained a new piece, this will come up every time you get a piece for the ranch. You will also get a text message, telling you to come back to the ranch. ======================================================================== 4.5 Beverly Hills II ======================================================================== ================== Get the 69 Ball ================== Go to the Gas Station in Beverly Hills, it's right by the bus, Murpy is waiting for you there. To complete this goal, you have to spine transfer (R2) up to the roof, get air from the ramp, and sticker slap (X in the air) the sign. Now you can watch the destruction, it's slightly unrealistic, but very entertaining. Now Murphy, Boone and Uselss Dave will be all around LA scoping out pieces for the ranch. =========================== Get the naked lady statue =========================== Useless Dave is waiting by the museum for you. Talk to him, and he will tell you that there is a naked lady statue inside the courtyard, and that he thinks it would look good at the ranch. But there's a problem. The gate is locked. You can't wallrun up, it's much too high. Conveniantly, somebody put a ladder right in front of you. Climb up it, smash trough the window, smash through the other window and get air from the circular platform the statue is in to reach the key. Head back to the gate to unlock it. Now you have to grind along the circular platform with a piece of the rope. Keep grinding until the timer runs out, then land the trick when it instructs you to, or keep going to amass a killer score. Anyway, once you have landed the trick, mission complete. ==================== Get the green top ==================== Boone is waiting near where you talked to Useless Dave. He will show you a green top, then go up and tie a rope to it. When he comes back down, you have to simply mash X as fast as you can to make it fall. You should only have trouble with this on Sick Difficulty. When on sick mode, I reccomend playing for a while, and making the area where you play as hot as possible. Having sweaty hands will help a lot, even if it does disgust the people around you, at least you won't be trying for hours on end to complete the mission. ====================== Get the metal awning ====================== Murphy is waiting for you near the gas station. He will tell you that he's looking for a piece for the ranch, when you point out a metal awning. Deciding it would be a brilliant piece for the ranch, Murphy tells you to get up there and bring it down! To do this, you have to get air from the star map signs, and do the grind tricks he calls out. Keep going up and doing the grind tricks, there's a star map sign on each side, so you don't have to ride back to the start each time. If you don't bail, this is a very quick mission. Make sure you do all the tricks before the timer runs out, and you'll get the piece. ======================================================================== 4.6 Hollywood III ======================================================================== ======================= Get the velvet ropes ======================= This is a relatively easy mission. Talk to Duane, you should remember him from the start of the game, he is standing by the movie theatre. He suggests you steal some velvet rope from the premiere. Since you did a kickflip over Whofleck, security is a lot tighter. But, they're extremely easy to avoid, and should give you no trouble. When the truck is by the ropes, jump out and grind them. Then, jump off the end of the rope into the truck. If you don't think you have enough speed, for example you may have done a boardslide, you may want to boned ollie, just so you can be sure you'll get into the truck. ==================== Get the Radio Tower ==================== Talk to the movie attendant outside the movie theatre, where you just got the velvet ropes. He'll tell you to meet Dave on the roof. When you get there, by going through the doors, Dave will tell you to get the Radio Tower for the ranch. First part is very simple. Start a grind on a support wire. You'll grind all the way around the tower, and this part of the mission is complete. Next, you have to wallplant (down + X) the tower. Remember my wallplant tip, ollie and press up to No Comply, then do a wallplant. It doesn't matter if you do a sticker slap, but the wallplant is what you should do, and it looks cooler. Finally, Natas Spin the tip of the tower. Don't ride out, you might fall off. Switch to walk (L1+R1) walk up to the top of the tower, jump and press L1 and triangle to Natas Spin. Then hold the trick for five seconds, and the tower is yours. ============================== Get some stars for the ranch ============================== Yep, it's time for even more destuction of valuable things. What would a Tony Hawks game be without destruction? Meet Murphy by the stars. He will tell you that a workman he knows has wedged some shovels under some stars. You have to grind each one to pop the stars up. You will not do this first time, you'll have to go back and grind a few. But don't worry, it still shouldn't take more than 15 seconds maximum. After that, you have to bank drop the three stars that are popped up. This is very easy. After doing a bank drop (R2) on each one, you can haul them out of there back to the ranch. ====================== Get the giant needle ====================== Meet Boone just north of where you had the free skate with the guy who stole your stuff. He'll tell you he wants to knock the needle down from the top of the building and take it back to the ranch. First of all, you just have to climb up a ladder. Nothing could be simpler, you even get two minutes! When you're at the top, he instructs you to grind round the tower a few times. Press triangle and start grinding. Make sure you keep balance, and don't modify the grind, it makes it harder to balance. After about 10 seconds the needle will fall, and you'll do a jump from a 50ft building that would kill a normal man, but not you, because you're a skating superstar! =========================== Help Mr D Get to Downtown =========================== Talk to Mr D by the bulldozer, he's the guy who looks like he got stabbed in the face around a hundred times. He needs to get his "Bag of tricks" to open the entrance to Downtown, you need to distract the cops long enough for him to do that. To distract the cops, grind along the rail (triangle) and Bank Drop (R2) on the cop car. After you've done the mission, you'll see a cool cutscene of him blowing up the bulldozer and going calmly down the escalator. After that, you can go to Downtown. ======================================================================== 4.7 Downtown ======================================================================== ============================== Knock down the fire escape ============================== To start this mission, go speak to Useless Dave. When you come out of the tunnel linking Hollywood to Downtown, turn right, Useless Dave should be there. You have to skitch Jorge's car, and let go when you have enough speed, then lip on the fire escape. It says skitch the left, this is the only way you will hit the fire escape, if you skitch the right, you just go way up into the sky and fall back down again. Once you have lipped the first part, Jorge says you need to go higher. Skitch again, and this time lip the second part of the fire escape. Finally, lip the third part of the fire escape, and it's all yours. ===================== Loosen the pyramid! ===================== After speaking to Master Zen in the alley, you must climb the ladder to go to the roof. Go to the second pyramid on the right and Natas Spin on it, then do variations of the Natas Spin that he calls out. Now you have loosened it, you need to smash it with your board. Switch to walk (L1+R1), climb the ladder, and smash the pyramid twice with O. =========================== Smash the chinatown tower! =========================== I'll help you get to this mission as well as do it, as it can be challenging. There are two buildings, with a gap inbetween them. Fall between the gap in the middle. Now wallrun up the one on the right. You should grab onto a wire with glowing pumpkins on it. Shimmy all the way up, then jump onto the top of the building it takes you to, there you will find Master Zen. Now you've found it, time for the actual mission. Go up the quarter pipe, slightly angled to the right, and grind the edge of it. Keep grinding, then grind through the tower. Now Master Zen wants to test the power of your mind. Grind the edge of the quarter pipe twice, then when you approach the tower the second time, ollie (X). This will smash what is left of the tower with your head, and finish the goal. ================================ Help Joey B get to the manhole! ================================ Joey has to get into the sewers, but the street repair crew paved right over the manhole, the only entrance! Now, you have to boost off the kicker, do the tricks Joey calls out, and acid drop onto the WAIT. First up is a melon, do this with left and O, then acid drop (R2) onto the WAIT. Next, a benihana. To do a benihana, press left and down and O, then acid drop (R2) onto the WAIT. Finally, do a sacktap. To do a sacktap, press left, down and O twice. Then Acid Drop onto the WAIT with R2. Once you have done all the tricks, Joey B will take the street piece back to the ranch. =================== Kick off the bell! =================== Meet Murphy by the fountain with the bell. He will point out the bell, but say he has problems Natas Spinning it. The generous person that you are, you do it instead. Get air, and hold down L1 or R1 and triangle. Natas Spin the bell, then do the variations he calls out. Now you have to wallplant the bell to make it fall. You can actually just sticker slap, it will acknowledge it as a wallplant, and in this circumstance, the sticker slap looks cooler and more realistic anyway. The bell will be taken back to the ranch, goal complete! ====================== Learn to board stall ====================== Meet Master Zen by the highway with the sign. He will tell you to board stall three times. This is simple enough. Find a rail, board stall (R2 + Triangle), Ollie (X), do the board stall again and so on, when you've done three, land it. Now you have to do a board stall for 6 seconds above the highway on the sign. After that, watch the destruction caused when the sign falls and grin to yourself, you criminal. ======================== Learn special and focus ======================== The first part of this mission is to get your special meter full. To do this, grind the loading dock (triangle). It should only take two variations to fill your special meter up. Next, is focus. Focus is important for grinding, manualling and doing liptricks. It slows down the game, therefore slowing down the balance meter. It is a big help. Get your special meter full, then press L3. If you don't know what L3 is, it's your analog stick. Instead of moving it, push down on it. It makes a little clicking sound, that's the L3 button. Stay in focus for 6 seconds, if you break your combo, focus will stop. Next, Master Zen will teach you a special trick. Get your special meter full, then do a tailblock slide (press left, then down, then triangle, do not hold left and down). Finally, get your special meter full, and go into focus mode when grinding the loading dock. Then ollie (X) and do a 360 Hardflip (hold left and up then press square twice) over the dumpster at the end of the loading dock to finish this mission. Now you can enter the AMJAM! ======================================================================== 4.8 VANS Skate Park ======================================================================== ================================ Get into the Tony Hawk AMJAM ================================ When you enter VANS park, go straight ahead to the AMJAM judge. It turns out a guy just took the last spot, so our character decides to talk some smack. Now, you have to top the guys combo. He starts off with a 5000 point combo. It's easy to beat, just do a liptrick, and modify the trick twice. Next you have to beat a 10000 point combo. Lip, and do four trick mods, that should give you enough points, then land it. Now the kid will do an insane bail. The judge decides he can't compete after a bail lke that, and you get the last slot. ============= Pay the fee ============= As the name suggests, just pay ========================= Win the Tony Hawk AMJAM ========================= This is another free skate mission. Keep doing different tricks, and make sure you don't get the lowest score, as the lowest score skater gets eliminated. Liptricks are a very good way of getting a lot of points and staying ahead of your opponents. Every round the skater with the lowest score is eliminated. Every round, the remaining skaters will magically get a lot better. If you thrash them in the first round, don't get too confident, you could easily come crashing down in the last round. After winning the last round, you will get a cutscene of your character winning a nice shiny trophy. Then Tony Hawk will ask what the "sick move he's never seen before" at the end was. You'll get this all the time, whether you do a Bert Slide or a Benihana. I finished with a kickflip and he still went crazy over it. You'll reply that you learnt it from Iggy. You'll find out soon whether that was a good or bad thing to say. You'll get a text message from Mindy, access it from the Pause Menu (Start). It will tell you to get back to the ranch. Never disobey a goth chick with funky tights, get over there! ======================================================================== 4.9 Skate Ranch II ======================================================================== There are no actual missions in the second visit to the Skate Ranch. Just a cutscene. It turns out that saying you were taught a move by Iggy Van Zandt was a bad move. He'd been crashing at the ranch at secret. When you come back, you'll see Iggy being arrested. According to Mindy, there's nothing the cops didn't want him for. Now the only way to get him out of jail is to talk to Tony Alva, who used to hang with Iggy in the Z Boys way back when. He apparently stil hangs out near Dogtown (for everybody that doesn't come from America, this means Santa Monica, I too was confused when she first said Dogtown). This is an amusing scene, as a little child comes, and bashes your face in! ======================================================================== 4.10 Beverly Hills III ======================================================================== ========================= Impress the Skate Club ========================= Go to the only pink star on your map. There is a member of the skate club waiting near where the cop cars block the way to Santa Monica. Talk to him, and there will be a short cutscene. First goal, trick on every object before the timer reaches zero. If you have trouble with speed, you may want to make sure you do it in a combo, and DON'T break it until you've tricked every object. If you're in the middle of a combo when the timer runs out, it will keep going until you bail or land the combo. ==================================== Learn flatland from the skate club ==================================== The last pink star has been replaced by another pink star, go to it, and talk to the Skateclub leader. He will tell you the three rules to being a member of the skate club. Number one, you can't tell anybody they exist. Number two, no shirt and no shoes. And number three: learn to flatland. Flatland is essential for big combos, and is also needed in a couple of missions. If you've ever seen Rodney Mullen, that is an example of mastery of flatland. Start a manual, then do the trick mods he calls out. This is pretty easy, but if you're not good at balancing you will bail a few times. If you bail, the trick doesn't count as being done. You have quite a lot of time, you shouldn't really run out of time and fail the mission. =================== Distract the cops =================== For this, follow the only pink star on your map again. You will talk to the skate club leader, and he will tell you that three of the skateclub are targeting a hotel, as part of their Project Wasteland, where they damage property of high scale corporations. Mindless destruction, what could be more fun? Again. Follow the skateclub to the hotel. Just go through the alley, and spine transfer the second black ramp you come to, it's not far, and you shouldn't lose sight of them. If you do, you should know the way to the hotel by now anyway. Next, you have to lip on the lower part of the hotel. Just ride up the ramp, get air, and hold triangle, and you should lip. Then balance for five seconds. Now you have to lip the second part of the hotel. You need some air for this, I recommend going up the quarter pipe, going up the next quarter pipe, then going up and lipping, so you get enough air. Hold it for five seconds. But the hotel hasn't fallen! That's because they were just testing you. Now you have to lip that beam again, and this time, do the two tricks he calls out. It's pretty easy, just get air and lip, then do the mods. Your character will shadily look around after the cops have gone to the scene, then just walk through. ============================================ Prove yourself to the skate club.... again ============================================ This mission is located in the parking area of the little tunnel. Talk to the skate club leader with O. You have to out-flatland the best flatlanders of the Skate Club. First up, Ralph. He scores pretty much what you score, so if you get a low score, then make a huge combo go right to the end, you'll beat him no problem. Next is Josh. He's had more experience, and is harder to beat. Just use the same tactic as last time, Josh also gets closely the same score as you, just about a thousand more each time. I beat him by around 200,000 points. Next up, Daewon Song. Daewon says he will let you win. And I'm not sure if you can lose against him, but I've never had to try that hard to beat him, he is a lot easier than the other two. ======================================================================== 4.11 Santa Monica ======================================================================== ================== Get to Alva's Bro ================== This is a very fun mission, that requires you use your head and your talent. First of all, you have to grind from one planter to another without touching the ground. It looks impossible, but there are actually two ways of doing this. First way, the cheating way, is to start the gap. Then, get off your board, and walk on the ground, but don't touch the ground with paint on it, that's the ground you're not allowed to touch. Then, run and do a front tuck, then grind the planter. The second way, which is harder, more fun, and more rewarding, is to grind the first planter, jump, grind the raised platform inside the theater, or whatever it is, and then jump and grind the next planter. It looks cooler, and is a lot more rewarding to finish than just doing a front tuck. But if you're having trouble, and want to complete the game instead of being stuck on this, just use the first method. Next up is something harder. You have to get to the top of the theater, without touching the ground around it. Start off by grinding the red wall, grind it on the outside, not the inside. When you grind the inside, you have to grind around a circular part. Not only does it take time, it's very easy to lose your balance after that. There is a bit at the end of the wall that will launch you up. Then you can grind the wires above you, jump at the end of them and reach the top of the theater. Now comes an insane bit. You have to get underneath the roof, without touching ANY of the ground. Grind the white wall, and you'll end up grinding the inside of the red wall. Don't bother trying to switch to the outside part of the red wall, it's too short a gap, and you'll just fly off the wall. Go around the cirular part, and be very careful with the balance. Then, jump and grind the wires like you did before. Get onto the roof, then go to the bottom right corner. There is a little hole you can drop through. Then, just walk up to Alva's bro to finish. If you are running out of time, press start and retry this mission. If you don't you have to start from the beginning, whereas retry this mission starts on the same stage as you are on. ======================================= Ride the wheel and scare off seagulls ======================================= Talk to the guy who looks like the one you just talked to, he's by the ferris wheel. He starts talking smack when you ask if you can see Tony Alva. He challenges you to ride all the way around the ferris wheel in a liptrick, because he wants to prove you're a crap skater. I pride myself on my balance when doing grinds manauls and liptricks, and I still occasionally have trouble with this mission. The ferris wheel doesn't go very fast. Make light movements with the analog stick to keep it centered. Go all the way around, then land. Next, you have to ride a killer line. Well, not really killer, but if you're new to the game, the guy was right, this will wreck you royally. But never fear, I am here to help you! Grind the rail next to you, all the way around, then at the end of the rope, ollie, and grind the blue rail to get back to the member of Alva's posse. He still figures you're an awful skater, so now you have to ride along another rope, scaring off seagulls because they're crapping everywhere. Somehow, I don't think this guy knows who he's dealing with. Ride up the quarter pipe at a diagonal angle, grind the rope, and make sure to keep your balance. There are about 7 seagulls. Next, he finds another line for you to hit. Jump over the blue rail, I do a boned ollie to make sure I don't grind the blue rail. Then, grind the rope all the way down to scare away the seagulls. Finally, the posse member agrees to mention you to Alva. These missions really test your skill, and they are really great when you compare them to the very easy missions you've had so far. ======================= Show up "the man" ======================= Talk to the biker guy by the big sign. He will start with a load of talk about The Man screwing people out of their money, and that bringing down the sign is the only way to beat him. Well, you might as well try it, it would be great at the ranch. Do all of the grinds the guy calls out. Remember, you can do a 50-50 by pressing triangle twice while you do a grind. So if you jump onto the sign and do a 5-0 (down + triangle) then press triangle and triangle again, you've done both tricks without having to launch off a kicker again. It saves a lot of time. ========================== Shoot the valley kooks ========================== Talk to the guy who looks identical to the guy you just talked to. He's another one of Alva's posse, but a lot more polite. He tells you that Alva is trying to surf, but some valley skags are cutting in on his waves. You have to shoot them all down with a telescope he's attatched water balloons too, and firs the balloons at them. You have to knock them all down at once. After about 10 seconds, they will get back on their board. ================================ Rip out the stairs: impossible! ================================ Talk to Joey B, he's by the stairset. He explains that his boss wants him to demo the stairs while he's on his lunch break. If you rip the stairs out for him, he'll take them back to the ranch on company money. You have to get air, and impossible, and then land on the marked area at the bottom of the stairs. Don't just boneless at the top, you won't mget enough height or distance. Instead, ride up the quarter pipe right next to the stairs, then ride up the ramp opposite the stairs. Now you will get enough height and distance if you boneless. So, boneless (up up X) and impossible (Up and square). They're starting to weaken, but you have to do it another three times. Repeat what you just did three times, you have three minutes to do this, it should take about one. Finally, you have to do a 360 impossible. This is a tough one, it requires a hell of alot of speed, height and distance, because you need to be able to spin 360 degrees, which slows you down and makes you fall a lot faster. Ride up the quarter pipe behind you, and you should see a ledge. Climb up it. Then, acid drop onto the ramp below. You will get just enough height, speed and distance to pull it off. Just boneless, impossible, then spin 360. ===================== Tear down the roof ===================== Go speak to a kid near the theater where you did the first Santa Monica mission. He's high on sugar, and demands that you destroy the roof of the theater. First of all, switch to walk. Then, run to the end, jump, and press L1+R1 to caveman onto the spot he marked out. Now you have to caveman on the other side. Switch to walk with L1+R1. Run, jump off, and press L1+R1 to caveman onto the marked spot. Finally, caveman next to his last friend. How doing a caveman can bring down a theater roof is beyond me, but do it anyway. Switch to walk with L1+R1, run, jump off, and press L1+R1 to caveman on the marked spot, then watch the roof fall. Then, you get roof for the ranch. =============== Shark Attack! =============== Talk to Mindy by the big shark head. She will tell you to bank drop on the sharks head. So, ride up the kicker, get air, and bank drop (R2) on the sharks head. Then, ride up the kicker again, and stall (R2 + triangle) on the sharks nose three times. ================================ Bomb the hill with Tony Alva ================================ Talk to Tony Alva, he's to the right of where the staircase was before you demolished it. First off you have to do a pogo down the hill. Here is the trick with this, you don't have to do these moves all the way down. You can manual normally, then do them at the very end. It's a lot easier. So, manual (up then down) and keep manualling until you're very near the bottom, then pogo (triangle then triangle). Now you have to do the same thing, but with a handstand instead of a pogo. Just go down the ramp in a manual, then do a handstand at the end. Now for a bert slide. This is very very hard if you try to bert all the way down, eventually you'll hit a cone. Instead, keep X and R1 held down, just before the end, make a very small movement of the analog stick, it will still count as a bert slide. ===================== Scare away the carny ===================== To do this, first you have to go back to Hollywood, and go to to the clothing store. Buy the alien suit. Then, get back to Santa Monica. Go talk to Alva, he'll tell you to create a grind trick to pull off in front of the Carny. This is the first time you'll get to create a trick in story mode. No matter what you select, it'll be a grind. If you select a triple kickflip, he'll do a triple kickflip while grinding, and it'll look stupid. Make a good selection, and once you've practiced it enough, talk to Alva. You have to pull off your grind right in front of the carny, on the metal beam the rollercoaster rides on. After you've done that, land the trick, and the carny will run. Now you have to Natas Spin the lever, and do the three tricks Alva calls out. There is an awesome scene of the ferris wheel falling and the rollercoaster being wrecked, and then you're back in your normal clothes. ====================== Pay the ship captain ====================== Just get onto the ship by grinding the first blue rail all the way to the boat and jumping in. Then, pay the ship captain $100 so he can get fuel. The boat will start moving, and in about 2 minutes it'll reach the Oil Rig. There are some insane spines on that ship, and if you do them all, you can do a 1080 degree melon, whilst holding circle down. ======================================================================= 4.12 Oil Rig ======================================================================= ================ Feed the shark ================ This is your first encounter with Mega, the most... unique character in the game. He will do what you want, if you do some favours for him first. One favour is to feed his pet shark. Grind the first rail, then acid drop (R2) to the second one and grind that too, then just land it. Next, you have to grind Mega's long orange thing that's made up of fish food. Once you've grinded it, jump onto the rope, grind that, then wehn you get to the very end, jump over the shark. =================================== Help Mega blow up the USGAS Sign =================================== Here is an example of Mega's randomness. He wants to blow up a sign, and he wants you to do it for him. And, he wants you to be right by the blast. But hey, we need Green Pipes Point dug up, so you've got to do it. First, just go into the elevator up to the next level. On the next level, grind the brown pipe, but jump before it turns. You'll grind up to the second blast cap, then lose momentum and go down, hitting the third blast cap. Here's where it gets interesting. Grind the first rail, then jump onto the tank rail. The tank rail is huge, and you go up it very fast, make sure you balance. When you get to the top, jump at the exact moment it tells you to. If you do it too late, you'll just veer off to the right, if you do it too early, you won't make it. =========================== Knock out the corner piece =========================== This is quite tricky. Grind the rail (Triangle) then jump (X) onto the ledge. Grind the ledge, then jump left nd grind the next rail. It's as hard as it looks. =============================== Knock down the gate and balls =============================== Talk to the union worker. Then, switch to walk (L1+R1) and climb up the ladder. Now, ride up the small ramp, it gives you a lot of air, and Acid Drop (R2) into the first ball. Ride up the ball, it gives you even more air, and Acid Drop into the next ball. Finally, sticker slap (X) the big metal gate. ======================= Destroy the antennaes ======================= Talk to the welder by the computer control panel. He will tell you that while trying to send a text, the antennaes went crazy. Now they've taken control of all the ships! The generous person you are, you are to go out and fix the problem. Spine transfer the quarter pipe at the end, it's a huge spine, and you can get some major points going down it. Spine transfer all the parts of the boat until you spine transfer into the antenna. Spine transfer into the next boat, and do the same thing, then transfer into the last boat and do the same thing. The welder will now take the computer back to the ranch. =================== Destroy the pipes =================== This mission is quite hard, as jumping from one pipe to the other decreases your speed. It'll take a few tries, and you'll probably only just complete it. You don't have to do it on normal or easy, on normal you can leave one out, and I'm not sure how many you can miss on easy. But on with the mission. Grind the first pipe, and as soon as you hit the valve, jump over to the next pipe. Again, as soon as you hit the valve, jump over to the third pipe. When you hit that, mission complete. The valves HAVE to be hit in a combo. You can't hit two, en the combo then hit the last one. ======================= Get off the oil rig! ======================= This looks very hard, but it's actually almost mockingly easy. Ride to the left, and through that room. You'll see the helipad almost right in front of you. Ride up one of the red ramps, shimmy the top of the helipad and climb up. Now you have to get out through the tunnel, which ends in Santa Monica. Simply ride up the quarter pipe in front of you, spine transfer into the tunnel (R2). ======================================================================= 4.13 Skate Ranch III ======================================================================= ========================= Help Mega oil the crane ========================= Go talk to Mega, he's standing by the big blue crane. He tells you that his crane is all locked up. You need to oil the parts so it starts working again. Go up the ladder, and there should be a spot just to the left of you, spray it with your spray can, one down. Next, go all the way down the right hand side. Take your time, if you fall off while walking you'll grab the ledge, if you fall whilst running, you'll fall all the way down. Spray that part, then go all the way down the left hand side. Again, just walk. There's no rush, you have plenty of time. Spray that, and Mindy will tell you that Boone has been attacked by the Black Widowz, and they've locked him in a drainpipe in East LA. Get over there! ======================================================================= 4.14 Get to East Los Angeles ======================================================================= First of all: go to Downtown. Go all the way south, to the wall with loads of graffiti on it. That's where the Black Widowz are. They will tell you to get the Black Widowz tattoo, then talk to Hector. First off, the tattoo. ============================= Get the black widowz tattoo ============================= For this, go to Santa Monica. Go to the tattoo shop, and get the Black Widowz tattoo on your chest. Make sure you have enough money. It's simply a spider on your chest, it's not worth the money you have to pay for it, it looks tacky. Go back to Downtown and talk to Hector. For some reason, this bit is included in "Get the black widowz tattoo". You have to manual through all the cones. This is really really tough on sick mode. On normal mode, it's a lot easier. There are still 24 flags, but the balance meter on normal is a lot calmer than on Sick Mode. However, this will still be very challenging to new players. Hold X down while you manual, that way you get enough speed to finish instead of losing momentum halfway through. ============================== Build an all-city tag ============================== This was the reason I was talking about earlier in the walkthrough to do stuff for the graffiti writer. You have to do every graffiti mission in every area to learn the style from each one. When I make a tag, I usually use two styles and text, otherwise it looks cluttered. If you want your all city tag to look good, instead of looking like a jumbled up piece of crap on a wall, make one or two of the styles transparent: it stills counts as being in your tag. Go talk to Hector once you've made your tag. He'll tell you that a guy called Spat is tagging over all their tags. There are four spots. Your tag needs to be on all four of them at the same time. Spat will tag over a tag of yours at least once, so don't bother expecting a perfect run. It is still very easy, and once you've done it, just go over to the last Black Widow to take your last challenge. ======================= Prove your BMX skillz ======================= Before attempting this mission, you need to do three BMX training challenges with Rick Thorne. I would reccomend doing a lot more, you get paid for them, and learn a lot on how to ride the bikes. The skills you learn will be essential later in the game, so learn them now! To do a bike training challenge, get on a BMX. The first time you get on a BMX in DownTown, Rick Thorne will automatically give you a training challenge, just so you learn how to ride. The left analog stick steers the bike, holding X down pedals. Releasing X jumps. That's all you have to do for the first BMX training mission, ride around for 60 seconds without falling off. You'll learn some moves after that. When you've done three training challenges or more, speak to the Black Widow. First off, do a TableTop off the kicker. Easy, just ride up, get air, and press square. Next, you have to do a crankflip off the kicker. Again, pretty easy. Ride up the kicker, get air, press up on the right analog stick and land. Now do a tailwhip. I believe this is the easiest one, but the Black Widowz think it's the hardest. Anyway, ride up the kicker, get air, press left or right on the right anmalog stick and land. Finally, manual through all the cones then wallplant on the concrete that blocks entrance to the Belmont Tunnel. To manual, hold back on the left analog stick. It's actually a wheelie, but whatever. Balance with the left analog stick through all the cones, then wallplant with X at the end. ======================================================================= 4.15 East Los Angeles ======================================================================= ========================= Talk to the Black Widow ========================= In this mission, you have to grind the green pipe, and jump onto the statue's spear, to grind Boone's pants. Sounds stupid, no? Well, it's more frustrating than anything. First off, you have to whack off the sprinklers. No matter how much you try, the first one just doesn't want to budge. Eventually you'll find the right spot to whack it, but it is annoying. The sprinklers are the red things. After knocking them down, you have to grind the green pipe, jump, and grind the spear in the statue's hand. Most of the time you'll just grind the wire next to it. But, when you do the mission, you do get an awesome cutscene to make up for it. ======================= Save Boone in East LA ======================= Talk to Boone through the little hole in the wood that blocks up the drainage pipe. Smack the wood twice with your board (O) then throw it through the gap (square). The wood will mysteriously dissapear and Boone will do a boneless out of there. Now the nagging question: why did he need your board if the wood was all gone then? But, let's get on with the missions. =================== Take the bums bed =================== Talk to Useless Dave to start this mission. You need a bed at Iggy's, and there is a bloody old mattress a tramp sleeps on. It's in bad shape, but you do really need a bed. Grind the first rail, then jump to the left onto the second rail. Grind it all the way to the very bottom, and you'll get launched HIGH into the air. Press R2 when it tells you to, and you'll bank drop onto the mattress. In a cutscene, the tramp will spring off a bed into a burnt out car. The car's parts will go everywhere,m and the tramp is probably dead, but we only care about the car. Get all of the car parts in a combo, you only have 7 seconds, so you have to do it in a combo. Once you have all 17, mission complete! ============== Chopper Drop ============== Go to the top of the police building and talk to Boone. Murphy will come over in a chopper. Jump and grab onto the chopper. First you'll go to a little shack. Jump off and press R2 to Acid Drop onto it. Now you have to do manual tricks to impress the cholos, for some weird reason. Just start a manual and do the tricks called out until you move onto a couch. Ride up the ramp, and bank drop onto the couch (R2) ============================= Get the coyote runners sign ============================= Talk to Murphy. Boone will try a cool combo, but the Coyote Runners sign will get in the way and he'll bail. Ride off the kicker, get off your board when you're close to the sign, wall-run up it, and then shimmy the top to bring it down. Then, ride up another kicker and grind the sign. Finally, ride up the kicker, and wallplant the sign. ======================================================================= 4.16 Skate Ranch IV ======================================================================= ================================== Keep the repo man away from Mega ================================== Talk to Murphy at the end of the half-pipe. He explains that a workman keeps trying to get Mega out of the crane, saying that they owe his boss money for it. This is a really annoying mission. You have to keep hitting the workman with water balloons so he falls off before he can get to Mega. You have to hit him 32 times. What makes it frustrating is that a lot of times you'll hit him 30 or 31 times but not 32. Keep trying, and make sure you don't throw your controller at the TV. After you've hit him enough times, take the bag of cash to Joey B in Hollywood. Then you'll get a call from Iggy, telling you to stop them digging up Green Pipes Point. What are you waiting for? ======================================================================= 4.17 Get the pros: Beverly Hills ======================================================================= ================================== Get Tony Hawk to be in the video ================================== When you approach the ranch, some great cutscenes start. The first one is a reporter at Green Pipes Point, and Mega being... Mega. Then we see the owner of the land auctioning the land. Then Iggy comes and smacks the gates with a baseball bat, punches you, and you piss Mindy off. Smooth going there Slick. Dave will drag you away, and Murphy will tell you to get some pros to make a video, and the proceeds go to buying Green Pipes Point. Go to Tony Hawk, who's shopping on Rodeo Drive. When you see him, your character decides it's smart to talk some smack. Hasn't that already gotten him in enough trouble? Anyway, Tony Hawk decides to show you who he's talking to. You start out on the roof of the hotel you demolished. Tony shows you the airwalk, then tells you to do it in a spine transfer. To airwalk, hold down and right and press O. Next, you have to do an FS Hurricane. You can actually do a BS Hurricane, it'll still count. Do it from the start of the ledge to the end of the ledge. As Dave said, it's kind of like a backwards Switch Grind when you do it FS. When you do it BS, it looks like a pretty standard grind. Now you have to do a Gymnast Plant. To do a Gymnast Plant, ride up a quarter pipe, and lip at the top, but press down and triangle instead of just triangle. Then, press O twice while in the invert to do a Gymnast Plant Next you have to do a 900. This move is sick. You have to get loads of speed and a hell of a lot of air to pull it off. Ride forward, spine, and press left, then right, then O to do a 900. Mission complete, Tony will be in your video. =========================================== Impress Daewon Song so he joins the cause =========================================== Talk to Daewon. He will talk about leaving the Skate Club, then say he wants to test your skills to see if he'll be in your video. Do a double blunt slide on the ledge, jump off into a heelflip then land in a manual. It's hard to balance when doing a double blunt slide, so be careful. ======================================================================= 4.18 Get the pros: Hollywood ======================================================================= ================================== Get Rodney Mullen in your video ================================== Go talk to Ian by the steps at Hollywood High. He introduces you to Rodney Mullen, Who challenges you to do ten different tricks down the Hollywood High steps. Just do the four basic fliptricks (kickflip, heelflip, impossible and pop-shove it) and then do six grinds. Very easy. Then you have to make up a trick. It can be any trick, hell, you can just do a kickflip and Rodney will say it's sick. Just make up a move, practice it, go back to Ian and do it three times in 60 seconds. ========================================= Get Andrew Reynolds to be in your video ========================================= First off, you're gonna have to follow Andrew Reynolds line into Bronson. First off grind the velvet ropes to your right, at the end of that, jump off and manual to the yellow rail, then manual into Bronson, then jump onto the first rail and grind it, then jump to the second. Everything you need to include in your line flashes. Then, you will talk to a young skater, who wants you to do a stunt for his skating movie. You need to get a 50,000 point combo and keep doing it into the cave, and you'll blow through the Hollywood sign. Then Andrew Reynolds will be in your video. ======================================================================= 4.19: Get the pros: Downtown ======================================================================= =================================== Help Mike V get some sick footage =================================== Go talk to Mike Vallely, he is standing by the fountain. First he'll start talking smack, then ask you to do some moves for some photos. For the first set of photos, you need to do a triple impossible (up and square three times) off the stairs. This can be tricky, you don't really get much speed or air, so it takes a few attempts. Once you've done that, you have to do a triple kickflip (left and square three times) down the stairs. This is a bit easier to do. Finally do a triple heelflip down the stairs (right and square three times). This is actually the easiest of the lot. ======================================= Help Paul Rodriguez get back his gear ======================================= Paul will explain that a shipment of his new shoes have been scattered everywhere because a bang up on the freeway caused the truck delivering to be wrecked. You need to bust a line to get them all back, but you don't have to do it in a combo, so don't worry. Grind the metal rail in front of you, and get the two shoeboxes there, then jump onto the next rail and grind that. The rail will turn you to the right, then jump onto the top of the qurter pipe and grind it, jump and grind the top of the next quarter pipe, jump off and manual to the loading dock, go right to the end, then manual, and wallride up the fence and grind the top to get the two boxes there, jump slightly to the right but not too much to the right or you'll fly over the rail. Grind the yellow rail until you collect the last box on it, then manual to wallride the wall, and grind the top, when you have the three boxes there, wallride onto the top of the fence. Then, grind the top of the fence, which leads you to grinding the top of the italian restaurant roof, then jump onto the metal rail, get the boxes there, then jump off and manual to the second blue rail, then jump off and manual, go up the ramp at a slight angle, grind the wire and collect the last box. I really like that mission. =============================== Photo gaps with Tony Trujillo =============================== Talk to Tony Trujillo. First of all, you need to do a melon by grinding the blue rail and going off the kicker, then going over the balcony for his VANS video. Just grind the rail, jump when you get to the kicker, and melon (left and O). Next up is a nosegrab. Same as before, just use up and O instead of left and O. Finally a tailgrab, with down and O. Now you have to do four huge spine transfers in one combo. The way to do this is spine (R2) then revert (R2) when you land into a manual (up then down) and then do the next spine. On the last spine, you still have to revert.