Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 10 Tips!

We all loved skateboarding as a kid right?

If you clicked on this video I’m sure that as a kid, you all had a skateboard and a ton of knocks and bruises from trying to “Do a kick flip” that came with it.

You also probably owned the best selling Skateboarding game of all time. Tony Hawks Pro Skater.

Well, it’s official now that Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2, the modernised remake and remaster of the classic skating games has become the fastest game to reach 1 million units sold through in franchise history!

You all think it’s pretty good and we’re inclined to agree, so for those who haven’t dived in yet, here’s the Top 10 things you need to know about Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1&2 before playing…..

Remake & Remaster

The new game, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 is not just a modernised game stealing off the nostalgic coat tails of yesteryear, pretending to be something it’s not.

It is a Remaster and Remake. Literally. The game is exactly how you remember it. All the levels are exactly the same, just with a lick of paint.

So yes, Warehouse, School 2, Hanger, Downhill Jam are all there to bring back memories of childhood…..

It’s the same game. I cannot stress this enough. It’s the same game and it’s still sooooo good!


The music is also exactly the same as you remember it.

ALL the music that was in the original games is present, so you’ll hear classic tracks from bands such as Papa Roach, Rage Against the Machine, Anthrax, Dead Kennedys, Suicidal Tendencies and many more!

Plus it has a slight modern twist to it with music from Skepta and Machine Gun Kelly.

I would play some but y’know copyright strikes….


The gameplay is very simple and pick up and play as if it were yesterday. Stages are broken up into 2 min rounds where you have to complete different tasks per level such as collect hall passes or collect NYC subway cards, hit a high combo, hit a high score or the famous collect SKATE and Find the secret tape.

Nothing new to remember, just simply pick up and play as if it were yesterday.

Muscle Memory

For all the older players out there, muscle memory is a BIG one here and nothing much has changed, if at all!

I will say that It did take a while for me to get going again, weren’t used to keep changing the camera.

I did keep falling off the board but once I got the hang of it, I was performing 900’s in no time!

I’ve spoken to a few friends who have played this too and they, like me, remember the buttons for the 900……

It’s crazy how it all just came flooding back.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 is addictive

I don’t know about you but I find it so addictive!

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 is a breath of fresh air compared to modern games as I found myself not chasing a trophy or wanting to get to the next level as quickly and as efficiently as possible.

All I wanted to do was to get that secret tape or to get that last letter, or what was usually the case, get that extra high score!

Just one more go became a very repetitive saying whilst playing Tony Hawks Pro Skater 1 & 2…’s just how games used to be, fun.

Online Multiplayer

There’s currently 2 different playlists on Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 & 2,

The first is Jams which is a casual competitive experience, where the top 4 skaters win.

Second is Competitive mode, this is more serious & there is only 1 winner here!

In both modes you are pitted up against 6 other skaters and you compete in a variety of game modes.

You can play in score challenge which is challenge to the a predetermined score, combo challenge where the skater with the highest combo wins, trick attack is highest score at the end of a session wins, graffiti mode, where players can tag objects in a park by completing combos. Most tags is the winner.

Tag is basically IT, person who is IT the least wins and HORSE.

Classic HORSE where players challenge one another for the highest combo score. Earn a letter if you lose a round, first person to collect HORSE loses.

However this awesome mode is only available for local multiplayer. Boooooo!


There is a TON of customisation in this game, from changing what your character wears to his board, you can even change how worn the bottom of the board is! However you play, you can make it your own and that I find is especially cool, no other skater will be just like yours as there is sooo much to change and customise.

At the end of each 2 min round you get some money which you can then use to purchase clothes or boards, it really adds up and can make your skater your own.


There has been some subtle changes to modernise the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2.

Firstly your character has some voice quirks if you land a great combo for example they’ll go “WoooHoo!”

There’s some cool animations that your character has when they land a trick or when they’re balancing on a rail.

There’s a slight camera shake/controller shake when you come down out of the air which I though was rather cool.

Create A Park

Create a Park returns to Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2

You can create crazy skate parks and upload them for others to play.

Create A Park was legendary in the original game and this is amazing in the new game.

What will you come up with? It’ll be interesting to see what people can come up with!

Jack Black Is in the game

To tie up I thought I ‘d reveal something pretty cool about the game that Officer Dick the classic character is back and he’s played by none other than Jack Black and Jack Black also did this for FREE!

Jack Black is no stranger to gaming, he even has his own channel, so it’s no surprise he did this and it’s a cool little quirk to have in the game too!

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 Easter Eggs

There are a range of easter eggs that are in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2, for example there are COVID 19 References

Head to the Facial Hair section of the Create a Skater and scroll to the bottom and there’s an option to put on a face mask.

There is also references to staying safe and thanking workers for working at home during these tough times in School 2 & in New York there is video advertisements promoting wearing masks and social distancing. There is even a banner being flown on Venice beach promoting mask wearing!

Stay Safe And Skate!

One other easter egg that we especially liked was the VHS tapes on Find the secret tape all say THPS with the release date of the first game 31st August 199 and the release date of the last game 29th September 2015

Did we miss anything? Let us know via the comments below!

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Flex E-Board

We’re a big proponent of personal transport devices and have fallen in love with electronic skateboards. It’s getting around to that time of year where it’s great to just go out and enjoy the sun on a board too! This week we are testing the Flex E-Board from Slick Revolution!

The Flex E-Board comes in two choices, either Bamboo or the Carbon and they come with 110mm “Rough Stuff” wheels as standard. Which are perfect for bumpy uk roads, pavements, and rough terrains! There’s also an ability to change to the slick wheels if you wish, quickly and easily.

The battery within the Flex E-Board is revolutionary too as it has a ‘bolt-on’ style. Therefore you can have a more grounded ride and you can easily swap it out if you were to change the deck in the future!

The board comes with a great range of 10miles and can easily get up hills with a 20% incline. Plus the  2400W dual motor will get you hitting speeds of 25mph in no time at all! Furthermore you can select 3 different modes for this board, to help even the most experienced of riders ride safely. Practice, fun and expert! Further to that there are also 3 different braking modes which you can customise to your own needs. Feel comfortable going at the speed you like!

Flex E-Board SPECS

  • 36” (91.5cm) 7-ply Bamboo and Fibre Glass Deck
  • Carbon Composite Deck Option
  • Lithium Ion Samsung 22.2VDC / 10AH / 222WH Battery
  • Water and Dust resistant
  • High Quality Long Lasting Grip Tape
  • Super Smooth ABEC 9 Slick Bearings
  • 36” (91.5cm) 7-ply Bamboo and Fibre Glass Deck
  • Regenerative brakes with 3 modes
  • Dual 1200W Upgraded Brushless DC Motors with Hall Sensor

Flex E-Board IN THE BOX

1 each of the following:

  • Flex-E Electric Skateboard
  • Advanced Wireless Controller
  • EVA Controller Case
  • Set of 83mm Slick Wheels (if selected)
  • Set of 110mm Rough Stuff Wheels (if selected)
  • Eboard Skate Tool
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Eboard Charging Cable
  • Instruction Manual




The controller for the Flex E-Board is one of the best we’ve seen here at How To Kill An Hour, the controller is easy in the hand and has a great throttle wheel and trigger. It’s almost like there’s nothing there! You can control the breaking and speed modes on the controller too. Easy stuff! What we like the most about the controller is there’s an LCD Display helping to provide all the important information such as live speed and battery readings!

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Evolve Carbon GT AT Series

Evolve Skateboards are built for power, performance and versatility and the Evolve Carbon GT Series are no different. We got our hands on one that’s a little different to what we are used to. An ALL TERRAIN version!

Off Road

The GT All-Terrain takes performance that it’s known for and moves it into off road! The GT Carbon Fiber deck has built in electrics to keep it down low to the ground, allowing perfect manoeuvrability and stability. Just what you need when riding in rough terrain!

It comes with a HUGE 3000 Watt Twin Brushless Sensored Motor. HUGE 7″ All Terrain Hubs and Tyres. This thing was born off road! The battery will give you a range of 18miles of range per charge. Perfect for an afternoons scurrying around off road! The huge wheels are great for the grassy hills of the UK and the treacherous woods that skatter (?) the uk countryside.  You’ll be surfing on this board in no time, carving up and down the fields.


The Evovle GT All Terrain is a lot of fun, but we are always mindful of doing it safely. There is a “slow” mode for easy control and a safe top speed. This mode is perfect for the first time rider and the beginner. Then once you’ve mastered that you can go on to a mode called “eco” which makes things a little more faster, but at the same time relaxed. Before you become an perfect on it, like you are riding a bike and move into “fast” mode. Then if you really want to push the boat out, head into “GT” mode. This gives you full power and the ability to go up hills of a 25% gradient!


The remote is great too, it gives you an LCD screen which displays important things like mode, range, speed and battery level. This controller is great to hold in the hand too and is very ergonomic and never gets too “heavy” or uncomfortable, just what you need in a controller!

This board is perfect for those long summer afternoons, just head out and have some fun! You’ll definitely enjoy yourself!


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