It’s been 20 years, but this Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater fan has still kept his board.
The remaster for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 is out today and to celebrate, Reddit user u/timotion posted a picture of him holding up his 20-year-old skate deck next to the same one in the game. The deck is so worn that it’s almost unrecognizable, save for the parts shielded by the trucks and wheels. Despite that, you can still see parts of the ‘H’ and ‘Y’ in the word “Shorty’s” originally printed on the board and seen in its virtual counterpart.
Love for this particular deck and the skater who made it, Chad Muska, is still very much alive in the comment section of u/timotion’s post as Reddit users reminisce about their decks back in the day and the skate culture of the late 90s and early 2000s.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 has been highly anticipated since it was announced last May and has been received very well so far for both fans and critics alike, seemingly making up for the less than favorable Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5.
Some of the marketing for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 has been a little out there. Hawk teamed up with Chipotle in August to make the Tony Hawk Burrito to help promote the game. The burrito wasn’t anything out of the ordinary or special, it was just Hawk’s go-to order for when he goes to Chipotle. The catch, however, was that the first 2,000 fans who bought the burrito also got a demo code for Pro Skater 1 + 2. While the pair seemed unlikely, the promotion successfully got people excited for the game, as Game Informer’s Daniel Tack puts it, “because burritos are awesome.”
If you haven’t already, make sure to pick up a copy of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 out now on Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC. If you haven’t picked up the game yet you can grab a physical copy on Amazon to help support DualShockers. For more things Tony Hawk, make sure you stay right here on DualShockers.