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Funkodrom
03-01-2003, 15:38:21
Getting this out of the disappointing games thread.

Has anyone done the challenge on London where you have to do the flatland tricks? I can't get the 8000 point combo. Any tips? Anyone know of a list of all the flatland tricks? They don't seem to be listed in the edit tricks bit. (should try the manual...)

Oh and did anyone find that wakeboarding game demo? Only found it at the weekend. Then went back and found that snowboarding demo on THPS3. D'oh.

Vincent
03-01-2003, 15:43:11
what about checking planettonyhawks.com ?

King_Ghidra
03-01-2003, 15:43:15
yeah that 8000 point combo is hard, i've come close, just try different joypad directions, there are plenty of moves there

haven't played the demo's, when i saw the wakeboarding one i just thought 'oh my god, how far are they going to milk this cow?'

Funkodrom
03-01-2003, 15:46:41
The wakeboarding one is shit but the snowboarding one on Tony 3 is pretty good. I'd be tempted to pick it up on budget or second hand.

Funkodrom
03-01-2003, 15:49:38
PlanetTonyHawk.com only lists the flip, lip and grab tricks. Not the floor ones.

So far I found the pogo and wrap around it tells you about. Double tap circle gives you a handstand as well. Didn't try directions 'cause I was using them to balance the manual. D'oh. Also a pivot works (right 2 when in the manual).

King_Ghidra
03-01-2003, 15:53:16
Originally posted by Funkodrom
The wakeboarding one is shit but the snowboarding one on Tony 3 is pretty good. I'd be tempted to pick it up on budget or second hand.

i played 1080 snowboarding on n64, that was quite cool

all the matt hoffman games have had pretty mediocre reviews compared to tony hawks, so i wasn't expecting much of further extensions to the fanchise

Funkodrom
03-01-2003, 15:56:45
Yeah, the BMX demo on Tony 2 was pretty crap as well. The snowboarding one is the only one that looks fun.

But...

Not sure it's as good as SSX Tricky or Coolboarders or something.

Vincent
03-01-2003, 16:14:08
The girl in the office played the snowboarding game.

Funkodrom
03-01-2003, 16:16:41
did she like it?

The demo has a great 2 player game called push. Basically what happens is that as you do tricks you 'push' the boundary between the player 1 and player 2 windows across the screen. So the player who's losing gets a smaller and smaller screen area to see where they are boarding. It's a really cool 2 player game. Not sure how much fun the 1 player is.

Debaser
03-01-2003, 16:29:31
I've played quite a few PS2 snowboard games so I consider myself something of a expert. Well, not really, but I have informed opinions.

I don't really like the SSX series because, above everything else, they're just too damned confusing. They are much more arcadey than the Neversoft game, ie, you get a greater sense of speed, but less of a feeling of realism. The tracks are all kind of futuristic, with loads of stupid stunt bits and tons of flashing lights etc. You're route through them is fairly linear, however the tracks do often go off in different directions and have secret routes.

The Neversoft game is much more of a Snowboarding simulation. Like the THPS series is based much more in reality, even if the tricks are kind of unrealistic. It has a much wider range of 2 player options than SSX, which basically is limited to Point attack, straight racing or a combination of the two.

Essentially SSX is Wipeout, the otherone is Grand Turismo.

Funkodrom
03-01-2003, 16:42:52
It's only 14.99 on Amazon now. Tempting.

Funkodrom
03-01-2003, 16:48:46
Then again... SSX Tricky is only 16.99 now.

Interesting.

What's annoying is how little people focus on multiplayer in their reviews. Idiots.

Funkodrom
03-01-2003, 16:49:59
SSX Tricky is made by the evil that is EA though, I didn't realise that.

Funkodrom
03-01-2003, 16:52:16
Fuck-it.

I could actually do with a racing game I think. Colin McRae 3 is tempting, I much prefer the rally type racing games to the Gran Turismo style. Not sure what's good in that genre though.

Funkodrom
03-01-2003, 16:53:18
Or World Rally Championship 2.

PosterBoy
03-01-2003, 17:44:54
Originally posted by Funkodrom
SSX Tricky is made by the evil that is EA though, I didn't realise that.

The Shaun Palmer ps2 game is meant to be better

The Shaker
03-01-2003, 17:48:15
Originally posted by Funkodrom
Getting this out of the disappointing games thread.

Has anyone done the challenge on London where you have to do the flatland tricks? I can't get the 8000 point combo. Any tips? Anyone know of a list of all the flatland tricks? They don't seem to be listed in the edit tricks bit. (should try the manual...)


Piece of piss, just mix em up a bit.
pogo wrap handstand wrap pogo did it for me

Venom
03-01-2003, 18:00:56
SSX Tricky is a quality fucking game though.

Funkodrom
03-01-2003, 18:42:06
Originally posted by The Shaker
Piece of piss, just mix em up a bit.
pogo wrap handstand wrap pogo did it for me

Stop having days off, bitch.

Funkodrom
03-01-2003, 18:42:40
Originally posted by Venom
SSX Tricky is a quality fucking game though.

What's it like 2 player?

Venom
03-01-2003, 19:03:39
Great fun. Tons of shit talking going on. Side by side seeing who's pulling the better tricks and getting the higher scores.

Venom
03-01-2003, 19:04:20
Oh and you can always punch the other guy off his board.

Venom
03-01-2003, 19:06:37
And personally I think Multiplayer is 10 times better than single player. The only thing single player is good for is improving all the snowboarders so then can go faster, fly higher, and go more crazy moves in multiplayer.

Funkodrom
05-01-2003, 16:41:44
That sounds very promising. I may well get that, the Neversoft one is perhaps a bit similar to Tony Hawk without being much better.

Venom
06-01-2003, 14:31:09
I really enjoy playing the game more against other people than I do against the AI. Unfortunately I haven't been able to find the game anywhere or I'd buy it already.

King_Ghidra
06-01-2003, 14:54:09
Can we get back to arguing about why i was slightly disappointed with thps4 now please?

King_Ghidra
06-01-2003, 14:54:09
[edit to avoid double post]

Funkodrom
06-01-2003, 14:57:14
OK but it seemed like you were disappointed for all the reasons we thought it was good.

Venom
06-01-2003, 15:07:43
So which one is better for someone who thinks he wants one, but isn't sure which version to get?

Funkodrom
06-01-2003, 15:09:24
Well...

4 is a lot harder than 3. If you haven't played any Tony Hawk game I think I'd recommend getting 3, it should be cheaper and give you a good intro into the series.

Venom
06-01-2003, 15:23:48
A seemingly good plan.

Funkodrom
06-01-2003, 15:25:29
Yeah...

I think tony 4 would be hard and put you off if it was your first taste of the genre.

King_Ghidra
06-01-2003, 15:33:07
yeah, 4 is definitely harder

maybe this is the real reason why i didn't like it so much :)

Venom
06-01-2003, 15:42:25
I have brought peace to the land.