Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3.jpg
Genre: Extreme sports
Platforms: Microsoft Windows
PlayStation 2
Nintendo GameCube
Xbox
Nintendo 64
Game Boy Advance
Game Boy Color
PlayStation
Release Date: PlayStation 2
NA: October 28, 2001
EU: November 30, 2001

PlayStation
NA: October 29, 2001
EU: November 23, 2001

Game Boy Color
NA: November 15, 2001
EU: November 23, 2001

Nintendo GameCube
NA: November 18, 2001
EU: May 3, 2002

Xbox
NA: March 4, 2002
EU: March 14, 2002

Game Boy Advance
NA: March 4, 2002
EU: March 28, 2002

Microsoft Windows
NA: March 28, 2002
EU: May 10, 2002

Nintendo 64
NA: August 20, 2002
macOS
NA: January 1, 2003
Developer: Neversoft
Shaba Games (PS1)
Gearbox Software (PC)
Beenox (macOS)
HotGen Studios (GBC)
Vicarious Visions (GBA)
Edge of Reality (N64)
Publisher: Activision
Franchise: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater
Previous Game: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
Next Game: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4


Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 is a 2001 skateboarding video game developed by Neversoft and published by Activision. It is a sequel to Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2.

Why It Rocks

  1. Introduced in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 is the revert, a move that lets the player continue a combo when coming back down from a vert air, allowing the player to score even bigger combos than the game's predecessors.
  2. Awesome soundtrack featuring bands like Zebrahead, The Adolescents, Ramones, Motörhead and more.
  3. NPCs now have voices and will comment about your skating.
  4. Ability to interact with certain levels (like the earthquake in Los Angeles).
  5. The game also features remastered versions of some of the THPS1 levels, like Warehouse and Roswell.
  6. The Xbox version of the game has an additional level, the Oil Rig.
  7. Completing the Career mode a number of times with each character unlocks secret skaters like Kelly Slater, Shaun Palmer (GBA exclusive), Wolverine and Darth Maul.
  8. The GBA port has a secret level called "The Zone" where the more of characters you complete both career modes (pro and sponsor) the level gets more stuff to skate into.
  9. The game introduced the ability to rotate the camera and lock it in place.
  10. First game in the series to let you create a custom female skater.
  11. The Big Drop warning is gone.

Bad Qualities

  1. The bonus levels that you unlock in the game (besides the Cruise Ship) do not have goals of their own. This also includes the exclusive levels Oil Rig for Xbox and and Downhill for N64 and PS1. In other words, these levels are only available in free skate, single session and two-player mode, not in career mode.
  2. The game can be beaten in five minutes if you speed run through it.
  3. The N64 and PS1 ports didn't get rid of the Big Drop, balancing lips is missing and as usual with N64 versions, it didn't feature the movies and the soundtrack was modified.
  4. The Game Boy Color port is an inferior version, without any music during sessions, anyway it is a big improvement from previous GBC ports of the franchise.

Trivia

  • The GBC port has a level based in an unfinished level called "Paris".
  • This was the last game being released for the Nintendo 64, launched in August 20 of 2002 only in America, despite the console was officially discontinued in April 30 of the same year.
  • It was a launch title to all 6th gen consoles and the last game to all 5th gen consoles (except for the PS1).

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