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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater (Nintendo 64)

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Title Screen

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater

Also known as: Tony Hawk's Skateboarding (EU)
Developers: Neversoft, Edge of Reality
Publisher: Activision
Platform: Nintendo 64
Released in US: February 29, 2000
Released in EU: December 10, 2001


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Hmmm...
To do:
Add images and format text properly for censorship.

So here I am

doing everything I can

holding on to what I am

pretending I'm a superman

Sub-Page

Miscellaneous tidbits that are interesting enough to point out here.
Notes

Hidden Images

THPSN64Woman.png

Pause the game, hold L and press C Left, C Down, C Right, C Left, C Down, C Right. A black and white image of a woman will appear. She is speculated to be Erin Lee, Tony Hawk's then wife.









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Pause the game, hold L and press Down on the D-Pad, C Left, C Up. A picture of a second woman appears, this time in color. Both pictures only get cleared upon returning to the main menu or changing levels. They will overwrite one another.

Regional Differences

The game was released as Tony Hawk's Skateboarding in Europe because the word "skater" could be confused with an ice skater. Oddly enough, this change made it in the later North American revision.

US 1.0 EU & US 1.1
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Censorship

As well as having to be cut down in size due to the N64's hardware limitations, (e.g; Skater introduction videos being wholly removed, songs being heavily compressed; being trimmed or even having no lyrics at all, and the Skater's own sound effects being removed), the N64 port of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater had to be censored in many ways to ensure that it would be released with an E for everyone rating. This was due to Nintendo of America's strict censorship laws for western releases at the time.

Commercial

During the commercial for Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, the Nintendo 64 version was strangely missing a graphic for a sign that stated 'No skateboarding.' This may have been because Nintendo were attempting to avoid references to teens breaking the law.

Texture Censorship

The N64 port had all of it's blood textures removed.

Gap and Rail Name Changes

Some gaps and grinds in the N64 port had their names changed to gain an E rating. These are as follows:

Playstation 1 N64
Handy Gap Spiky gap
Holy shi... Holy Cow!
Long ass Rail Big Daddy Rail


Character Censorship

Private Carrera, a secret, (only accessible through a cheat code), 'unlockable' skater that appears in both Tony Hawk's Pro Skater and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 was heavily censored in the N64 port. Her age, known as 'Barely legal' in the game's PS1 release was changed to a staggering 41 in the N64 version- yet despite her purposefully raunchy appearance, it was only her age that was changed.

When it comes to her board selections, 7 of the 8 selectable set ups had their names changed. These are as follows:

Playstation 1 N64
Erector set Yes Mamm
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Likely changed due to the name 'erector set' being a not so hidden nod to the word 'Erection'. Changed to 'Yes Mamm' to avoid the reference and obtain an E rating.
Playstation 1 N64
Viagra Falls Thank You Bob
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Viagra Falls, a play on the area Niagara Falls, and an obvious reference to the medication 'Viagra'. Changed to a reference towards another secret unlockable Skater, Officer Bob.
Playstation 1 N64
Man Handler Hot Stuff
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Somewhat of a possible reference to Private Carrera's character. Changed to.. something that pretty much references Private Carrera's overall character. An odd 'censor', but sure?
Playstation 1 N64
Feelin' Blue Miss Devastation
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Possibly a reference to the term 'blue' having something to do with.. certain adult activities. Pretty much just a general censor.
Playstation 1 N64
New Member Crazy Stats
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Either a reference to the fact Carrera is a new character, or.. you get the gist. Because she has craaaazy stats!
Playstation 1 N64
Solid Wood Foxy Lady
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Judging by the previous names, this one should be a given- use your imagination. Edge of Reality making yet another 'censor' that really doesn't change anything.
Playstation 1 N64
She Got Pop She Got Pop
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Not entirely sure what this could be referencing, but it could be due to her Ollie stat. Either her Ollie stat, or Edge of Reality really like soda. This was the only skateboard setup name that went entirely unchanged.
Playstation 1 N64
Skate Hard Skate Mean
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Skate Hard seems to be a reference to.. well. Changed due to the euphemism the term 'Hard' could imply.

Oddities

Unknown Feature

When you save a career with a certain name, several strange things happen. After entering the name, the sound when performing a special trick will play, all in-game messages will change to the nonsensical string which will differ depending on which name was entered, and the game will freeze sometimes. There's a total of 2,170 names that will activate this which can be seen on the notes page. Whether this is a bug or an unfinished/broken feature is currently unknown.


(Source: LegacyMinecraft on YouTube)
(List of names: notwa)