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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 Review - The Return of the King

In 1999, Babe hits theaters, Ricky Martin sings Living La Vida Loca. But 1999 also saw the release of the first episode of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, a video game that would mark the video game and the place of skateboarding in video games. Released on Nintendo 64, Dreamcast but especially PlayStation, the game was the perfect compendium of the world of extreme sport: the impressive and enjoyable aspect of the tricks, the most famous skaters of the time (Tony Hawk and Rodney Mullen in the lead ), and a soundtrack, between rock, punk, ska, metal or hip-hop. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater is one of those games which very clearly marked the players, because it managed to be accessible to all, offering a very high margin of progression, and had a great feeling, perfectly representing the spirit of skateboarding in the 90s, when the popularity of the practice was unparalleled. 20 years later, and after fifteen games and 5 years of absence, the license is back with Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2.