Choosing between a number of different skaters, including Tony Hawk, the aim of the game is to complete a number of tasks set out before you, whether they be performing tricks, gathering items or even picking up loose cash, so that you can earn money to buy extra skills and better boards.
The graphics see the gameplay played from side to side rather than from the third-person perspective, which makes the game slightly easier to get to grips with if you are new to the genre.
Other options available include a free skate mode to help you practice your moves, a photo album to collect pictures in along the way and a password facility to access later levels, while the game is lengthened with different skaters having different tricks up their sleeves.
If you are a fan of Tony Hawk and can't lug a PlayStation and TV where ever you go, this is certainly a good answer to keeping you playing while on the road. --Stuart Miles
Nail airs, grabs, slides, grinds, kick-flips and landing tricks. Skate against a friend in two-player mode (via your link cable). Want to skate solo? Take on the single-session mode. You can also tackle other skate pros in career mode to seize the top ranking. Trick off everything (including cop cars) in nine real-world locales, including Burnside Skatepark, malls, a school and a downtown--all with secret areas, shortcuts, ramps and interactive objects.