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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 FAQ and Walkthrough.
By Nick (Emperor)(
And Kris (ex)(
Version 1.3
Last Updated 10/02/2000
If you want to come talk to us on irc, /server then /join
#finalfantasy. (This is not a monitored channel, people can be assholes).
Table of contents

1.	Updates
2.	Walkthrough
3.    100% on the competitions
4.    Emails, tips and tricks, etc..
5.    Misc. Crap and Questions that haven't been answered
6.	Special thanks?


Version 1.3 (10/02/00)
I'm about to add some frequently-notfound-money to the money sections of each
level! Actually, only New York and Philly are the only levels people are
clueless about where the cash is.

Version 1.2 (9/28/00)
I added an email from Andrew Nichols with some secrets he gave me. Thanks a lot
man! And an email from Matthew Imregi. If you find any errors in my faq email
me please!

Version 1.11 (9/26/00)
I added a little part about my highest score to the misc. crap section.

Version 1.1 (9/26/00)
I added to the secrets section, and the misc. crap section.

Version 1.0 (9/25/00)
I finally got the whole walkthrough part done! Yay!

Version .1 (9/25/00)
I updated the misc. crap section with a bit and I'm about to work on the last
level that I haven't written the walkthrough for!

Version .01 (9/24/00)
I updated the secrets and ill begin to work on the Philly, if I have time or
care, because the ign game guides has everything, but still if you have
problems, just get on irc and talk to me, or email me!!!!

Version .00001 (9/22/00)
I finally beat the game completely! wee!

Version .000001 (9/22/00)
I changed a bunch of errors and stuff, not much, plus i worked on the =====
part to make it look better, me and Kris will add a lot tonight, hopefully.

Version .0000000001 (9/21/00)
I added the first 2 level's walkthroughs and the tips and tricks part, expect
this faq to be finished soon!


The Hanger Mullet Falls MT:
By Kris
	Hanger Checklist			      Cash
      High score - 10,000                           $100
	Pro Score - 25,000                            $200			
	SICK Score! - 75,000                          $500	
	Collect S-K-A-T-E                             $150		
	Barrel Hunt                                   $150
	Collect 5 Pilot Wings                         $250
	Nosegrind Over The Pipe                       $150
	Hit 3 Hangtime Gaps                           $150
	Find the Secret Tape                          $150
	100% Goals and Cash                           $200

High Score - Not really that hard, just get use to the game and it will be very
Pro Score -
Sick Score -

Collect S-K-A-T-E - Ok, this objective is pretty; here is how to go about it...
For the S, just hold down X and keep going straight, don't let go anywhere just
keep going. For the K, just go to the back wall and get it.  The A is just on
the crashed plane around the outside of the pipe.  The T is where you start off
coming down that little hill, go to your left when you get in the opening and
just and break the window, and finally, the E is in the room you came into to
get the T, just jump on the ramp and go get it.

Barrel Hunt - First go down the little hill at the beginning and go left,
there's a barrel there.  Next, head into the half pipe.  The next one is just
on the far side of the pipe by the back wall. Another barrel is where you get
the T, just land the ramp to ramp and you should hit it.  The last one is by
the E, just hold up and go over the ramp.

Collect 5 Pilot Wings - The first one is easy to get, just bypass the half pipe
to the left and jump through the window. The next one over there is near the
window, you have to take a jump off that ramp in front of the helicopter to get
it.  You should also hold up and jump through the window to get the next one
you should land around/near it.  The next one to get would be the one on the
far end of the half pipe, resting on the propellers on the wall, just skate
along the wall and grind it.  The last one is right over where you start, just
get some speed and jump the gap.

Nosegrind Over The Pipe - This is the easiest objective ever. When you start,
just hold up and triangle, that's it.  You will go right over the pipe while

Hit 3 Hangtime Gaps - The first one to get is just over the halfpipe.  The next
one is over that crashed airplane beside the half pipe.  The last one is in the
other room, just jump over the helicopter and land it, not hard.

Find the Secret Tape - This is also a very easy objective, just grind on the
helicopter's little wings or whatever you want to call them.  This will open a
"door" to the far end of the room which leads outside.  Just get some air on
the ramp outside and blam.

100% Goals and Cash - For this objective you just have to complete every
objective and get all the little cash bonuses in the level. There are 4 cash
bonuses in the secret room (when you grind on the propeller on the wall). 
There are 2 cash bonuses in the main room you start off in.  One is sort of a
secret, you have to go to the other side of the room (through the window) and
take that ramp in front of the helicopter where you get a pilot wing, jump
through the window (get tons of air) and grind the beam.  There's 1 in the left


School II Southern Cali:
By Nick
              Hangar checklist             Cash

              High score 45,000            $200
              Pro score 40,000             $350
              SICK score 100,000           $500
              Collect S-K-A-T-E            $400
              Wallride 5 Bells             $500
              Collect 5 Hall Passes        $400
              Kickflip TC's Roof Gap       $400
              Grind 3 Roll Call Rails      $500
              Find the Secret Tape         $500
              100% Goals and Cash          $500

High score, Pro score, and SICK score - This is kind if hard, if you don't know
where to go. I usually go for the grinds to rack up the massive multipliers,
plus get different gaps. A great place to start is in the big open area, the
center of the school, where there are lockers, and there are brick ledges. I
like to grind off those ledges, do kickflips, special grinds, and get a gap or
2. Once you get the hang of THPS2, you shouldn't have a problem getting 100,000
points here.

Collect S-K-A-T-E - To get the S, turn right and go down the rail as soon as
you start. The K is located in the center part of the school, where it's like a
park, and there's a ramp there with it, just jump off the ramp to get it. The A
is on a rail, which goes down, from the center part of the school to the lower
part by the buildings. After you get the A going down the rail, turn right and
keep heading that way till you see a ramp that's on the side of a big wall. Go
off that ramp to get the T. After you get the T, turn right as you come off the
ramp you were just on to get the T and follow the side of the building till you
get to the E, which is off of a small ramp. This was a very easy 400 bux eh?

Wallride 5 bells - This one is kind of hard, if you don't know where the bells
are. The first bell is immediately to your right when you first start, to
Wallride, use triangle while you bank off the wall. After you hit the first
bell, go straight, down the rail and after you ride a bit, there's a bell on
your right. After you hit that one, keep going straight and follow the bike
racks to the next bell on the wall. After you hit that one, follow the wall to
your left and keep going till you see a light post, and after that there's a
trashcan, and behind the trashcan is the next bell. To get to the final bell,
go back to where the bike racks were and follow them to some stairs. Go up the
stairs and follow the wall on your left, and at the end of that stretch is the
final bell!

Collect 5 hall passes - This one is so easy. The first hall pass you can see as
soon as you start, go down that ramp and go to your left. Jump to get the next
hall pass. Keep following the wall to your left and there are some rails. Grind
up the rails and jump off them to get the 3rd hall pass. The 4th one is to your
left as soon as you get off the rails, to get it just ramp off one the ramp on
your left that has the hall pass on it. The last one you see as soon as you
ramp off the ramp that you just came off of. Jump up on the ledge to get it.
Damn that was hard.

Kickflip TC's roof gap - The gap is located in between 2 small buildings. To
get to them, just keep going straight from where you start, down the stairs,
and the 2 buildings are there that you have to ramp onto, and from one of the
roofs to the other, kickflip! Much skill needed to do this one.

Grind 3 Roll Call Rails - The first roll call rail is right ahead of you when
you start, you have to go completely down it. Keep going straight and kind of
to the left to find the next one. It starts up high, and goes down from there.
It's in a corner, and there are stairs by it. Go back by the bike rack to find
the 3rd one, which is the one that leads to the center of the school.

Find the Secret Tape - This tape was really hard for me to get the first time.
To get it, go to the center of the school where there is a ramp and some rails
on a platform. Ramp off the ramp to build up your specials, and then grind on
the rail to your immediate right. Do a kickflip, and a special grind on the
next rail to get the gap that is right there called the "stage rail to rail"
then right after you do that trick, look for black skid marks on the ground.
Follow them to a very small flower ramp that gets you up on the roof. Jump to
get the secret tape! (You also get 50 bux by doing this because there's a bill
on the way up to the roof) If at first you don't succeed, try, try again!

100% Goals and Cash - There is a ton of cash all over this level, so I'm not
going to go into detail on each and every one, but I'll tell you how to get the
hard ones. When you first start, go to your right where you did a wallride to
get the bell. Do a wallride up to the ledge and jump off the ledge to your
right. Then go straight and jump out the window, and make sure you have enough
speed to get across from this building to the next one! Another place to go is
by where you got the secret tape. Get up on that building and jump from there
onto the flagpole and grind to a secret part of the level where there is a
bunch of cash. If you have any other problems finding cash, email me (nick) and
I'll help.

NY City:
By Kris

        NY City Checklist              Cash

        High score - 20,000            $750
        Pro score - 50,000             $1000
        SICK score - 150,000           $1250
        Collect S-K-A-T-E              $800
        Ollie the Hydrants             $700
        5 Subway Tokens                $800
        50-50 Joey's Sculpture         $900
        Grind the Subway Rails         $1100
        Find the Secret Tape           $1200
        100% Goals and Cash            $500

High, Pro, SICK score - Just get huge multipliers and grind and kickflip grind
and kickflip.  For the SICK score you may have to use manuals (up down before
you hit the ground).  These allow you to continue a grind while on the ground
and you can search for another place to grind.

Collect S-K-A-T-E - The S is just right when you start, just make sure
you have some speed attributes and you should have no problem grinding
that wall.  The K is pretty close to where the S is, just keep grinding (or you
can get off and just skate there. Jump down near that statue and just take the
ramp and get the K.  The A may take a couple tries to get, it's also down where
the K is.  Get some speed off the jump where the K is, go up (out that little
bridge hole), turn around and jump up when you see that ledge.  Remember, this
may take a couple tries.  After this, just leave this area by going under the
bridge.  When you get out, go left, grind the fence, get the T and you should
see the E in front of you (when grinding).

Ollie the Hydrants - The first hydrant is easy to get too, just go straight
from where you start, turn left at the end of the street and you will see the
hydrant to your right.  The next one is just down the street (you have to cross
the intersection) at the end.  The last one is behind where you start, just
head back to where you start and keep following the road.  It's to your left.

5 Subway Tokens - Three tokens are around where the 1st hydrant was (read
above).  One of them is high in the air, just get some speed off the little
ramp on the building and take the jump over that little wall. The next one is
just on the bridge.  The last one is near the water (where the T and E were). 
Get some speed off that ramp on the building and take a jump off that big rock.

50-50 Joey's Sculpture - I thought this was that statue where the A is for the
longest time, heh, it's not.  Right when you start, go to your left, you'll see
a small railing blocking off a big drop, there's a rail in the middle of this
little section, 50-50 that. It looks like a big triangle thing, and it leads
down to the bottom part of the level, where Joey's café is!

Grind the Subway Rails - To open up that cage, you need to get the 5 subway
tokens first.  Go up that escalator, jump on the tracks, get some speed going
down, hold triangle, move slowly to one side of the narrow track and grind for
a bit.

Find the Secret Tape - Go up to where you grind the subway rails, skate/grind
down them. Jump off before you get to the end and go up that little road.  When
you get up there you will see 3 rails, grind the middle one (it's more to the
right).  Around the middle jump off and grind on that other rail to your left. 
At the end, jump off and snag the tape.

100% Cash and Goals - Hum, there's a lot of cash in this level.  If you have
any problems finding any specific one, email Nick, he likes people asking him
questions :o. (Nick) I got many emails about not being able to get $50 in this
level on top of the big overhang, I believe. What you have to do is get up on
the subway part, by going up the escalator looking thing, then keep going
straight and jump down onto the overhang!
Another 50 bucks that people miss a lot, is in the secret area you get to from
the subway. You need to get on the subway rails, and when you jump off to get
to the secret area, keep following the wall on the left, and there is a small
nook that you need to go into and go off the ramp to get 50 bucks there.

Venice Beach, Cali:
by Nick

       Venice Beach checklist                 Cash
       High score 40,000                      $1500
       Pro score 100,000                      $1750
       SICK score 200,000                     $2000
       Collect S-K-A-T-E                      $1250
       Ollie Over The Magic Bum 5 times       $1500
       Collect 5 spray cans                   $1250
       Tailslide the Venice Ledge             $1000
       Hit 4 VB Transfers                     $1500
       Find the Hidden Tape                   $1250
       100% Goals and Cash                    $500

High, Pro, and SICK score - Right when you start, use the ledge on the right to
rack up massive grind points. Just keep grinding, jumping, kick flipping,
special grinding, etc...

Collect S-K-A-T-E - Right when you start, grind on the fence to your left up to
the top of the building to get the S. Turn left, and keep going until you get
to a gap where you have to jump to get the K. Keep going around the building
and jump the next gap to get the A. Right by where you got the A, there should
be a ramp to get up to the higher roof, where there is a ramp to get the T.
Turn right and go down to the lower roof straight ahead and ramp off the ramp
to get the E.

Ollie Over The Magic Bum 5 Times - Turn left when you first start and keep
going straight till you find the first bum behind the wall. To find the next
bum, turn around out of the place where the first bum was, and keep going
straight and on the right there should be some stairs and a rail, the bum is
down in that area. Go back to where you first start and go all the way down
that straightaway until you see the next bum on your left. The 4th bum is below
the banner thing that's right by the 3rd bum. The 5th bum is right by where you
first start in the level.

Collect 5 spray cans - The first spray can is right behind where you start in
the back part, behind the buildings. The next one is on the other side of the
fence you see when you first start. The next one is down where you found the
2nd bum, off that ramp. The next one is back in the opposite corner from where
you start, in between 2 ramps that you have to ramp from one to the other to
get. The 5th can is at the end of the straightaway right when you first start
the level.

Tailslide the Venice Ledge - The Venice Ledge is located right behind the first
building on your immediate left when you start, to get there, you have many
different choices. Just go by where the 2nd bum is located and jump over that
ramp. The ledge has graffiti on it that says "THE LEDGE" so it's kind of hard
to miss, if you still can't find it, its by the rails that go down. Use right +
triangle to tailslide, or use a special tailslide.

Hit 4 VB transfers - This one is kind of hard to do, because one of the VB
transfers is difficult to hit. Go down the first straightaway you see when you
start, and you should see 3 different ramps. You have to hit the one on the
right, go completely over the one in the middle, and land on the one on the
left for the first VB transfer. If you hit this, you will have no problems with
the other VB transfers. After you hit that one, keep following the wall on your
right to 2 ramps facing you and 1 ramp not facing you. Hit the one not facing
you and go over the wall to another ramp. 2 VB transfers down. The third VB
transfer is by the first bum, just go over the real skinny wall. The 4th VB
transfer is right by the Venice Ledge. One ramp is on a higher platform than
the other one, once you hit that transfer, you are done!

Find the Hidden Tape - Get to the roof of the highest building, and go off the
ramp that is opposite the tape, do a trick to build up speed, then right after
you come off the ramp, there's a ramp that will launch you up to get the secret

100% Goals and Cash - All the cash in this level isn't terribly difficult, just
use your eyes to find it, and its easily gotten, if you can't find one, email


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
By Nick

        Philly Tape Checklist         Cash
        High Score                    $2500
        Pro Score                     $3000
        SICK Score                    $4000
        Collect S-K-A-T-E             $2000
        Drain the Fountain            $2500
        Collect 5 Bells               $2000
        Bluntslide the Awning          $2000
        Liptrick 4 Skate park Lips     $2000
        Find The Secret Tape          $2500
        100% Goals and Cash           $500

High, Pro, and SICK score - This one is kind of hard to do, it usually takes me
a few tries to get 250k on this level. If i get lucky, what I do is grind on
the thing that is to your right when you first start, and hit all 3 gaps (there
are benches in between where you need to grind/jump) then if you get REAL
lucky, or are just skilled, land on the edge of the grass thing for another gap
and go to the end of that stretch, jump off and do a manual, then find
somewhere else to grind. If done correctly, you should get around 100k for that
trick. Next thing I do is go to the secret area. You get there by going up the
stairs that are kind of in the corner, by the telephone polls. Grind up the
pole by the stairs, and then grind up the telephone cord until the telephone
lines fall down (This area is right by where the E is when you are trying to
get S-K-A-T-E). Go into that secret area, and grind off the rails there to get
tons of points, use manuals and find more grind places to get lots of
multipliers. Another good spot is grinding off the side of the road. This is
kind of risky because it's not guaranteed that you will hit the edge each time
you jump, kickflip, and special grind. You just have to get lucky, but if you
are, you will get lots of multipliers!

Collect S-K-A-T-E - Jump over the wooden thing in front of you when you start,
and grind off the left side of the big concrete looking thing and get good
enough speed so when you jump off, you can reach the S. To get the K, jump off
of the small 1/4 circle ramp that is below the blue overhang. (Note, if you
have Bluntslide, you can bluntslide the blue overhang to get that tape done and
over with) Right after that you see the A. Go up the stairs rail and jump off
to the left to get the T. Go up the other stairs and grind off the ledge that
leads to the E, and jump right at the end to reach the E.

Drain The Fountain - This one is kind of hard to do, but possible. You need to
build up enough speed, to go down a small rail, and get up to the top of a
building. When you first start, go on that small wooden thing that you first
see, then hit the "most obvious gap" and grind down that rail after the gap.
After you grind down the rail, jump when you hit the small ramp, and keep
holding down triangle so you can grind off the edge of the fence up there, and
jump off of the rail to drain the fountain! (You might need full stats to do
this, or you can do a boneless which gives you a higher jump. Press up twice
before you jump to do a boneless.)

Collect 5 Bells - This tape I thought was quite an annoying one since the bells
are all spread around the entire level, but this is how you go about getting
them. Get on the first wooden thing you see when you start and the first one is
where the "most obvious gap" is. Go down the stairs and turn left, the next
bell is up high so you might need to boneless to get it, or just jump. I can
get it just by jumping. The next bell is where you find the 2-1/4 circles, next
to the blue overhang, which is the awning, or whatever it's called. Get up to
the high part, where the big line that goes over the fountain starts, that's
where the 4th bell is. The 5th bell is kind of by where you found the E, on the
adjacent ledge to the one you had to grind off of to get the E.

Bluntslide the Awning - I don't know if it's called an awning or what, but it's
the blue overhang by the fountain. To get on it, ramp off one of the 1/4 circle
ramps, and do a bluntslide. I think you have to buy the bluntslide as one of
your grind specials but I'm not for sure.

Liptrick 4 Skatepark Lips - This one is real easy, just hit up and triangle to
Liptrick an edge in the skatepark. 3 of the edges are the in the skatepark
part. If you think of the skatepark as a box, 3 sides of it has edges you can
Liptrick off of. The 4th one is the half-pipe edge! If you still can't find the
4 lips, Liptrick each and every lip that is in the skatepark, and I promise you
will find all 4, there are 4 sides to the main skatepark, and there is also a
NOT 2 THERE ARE ACTUALLY 3 YES IM NOT LYING OK? Don't email me saying you can
only find 3 because I'm sick of getting 230452309480239839024 emails from
dumbasses that can't find the 4th one, use your brain, and keep looking!!!!!

Find the Secret Tape - This is really easy. When you first start the level,  go
left and jump on the higher level, where you found one of the bells, and there
is a big wire that leads up to the hidden tape.

100% goals and cash - Commonly missed money, are the ones when you get up to
drain the fountain, you grind off each side of the fence, jump off, and get the
cash. On one side you have to jump off and grind off the telephone wire to get
the cash.
                            END OF WALKTHROUGH
Emails, tips, tricks, etc...

A guy by the name of replicant sent me this big email on how to get 100% on the
competitions and ill post it here

"Contest 1: Marseille, France
80% = Win the contest with 1st place
20% = Cash Icons (8 of them to get.)
Park Area: (2 Icons)
1. Look on the crossbar with the "Bienvenue Le Marseille" on it.
2. To the left of start on top of the Building. You need a lot of speed
to grind the rail on top of the building and get it. Launch off of one
of the boxes
below it.
Hidden Area: (6 Icons)
***Go straight from the beginning and get up on the large planter area
and look for the
blue tree with a board leaning against it. Run into the board and break
it. The tree will fall
and crash into the fence and a hole will open it. Drop in it.
3. After dropping into the hole grind the rail in front of you and get
this icon.
4. Immediately launch over the fountain and get the icon above it.
5. Directly after is a 1/4 pipe with an icon floating over it.
6-7: Look left and right from the 1/4 pipe and you will see an icon
floating over each rail on
either side.
8. Ride back up the ramp way you came down from in the hidden area and
you will see the
last icon on the end of the path,

You now have France at 100%

Contest 2: Skate park Ventura
80% = Get 1st place in the contest
20% = Cash Icons (8 icons to get)
Park Area:
1. Go left at start and ride up 1/4 pipe to get first icon.
2. Ride back up the hump you came down and get the icon that is on the
half-circle rail to your right.
***This open hidden area #2 which is on the far back right corner from
where you start at.***
3. Ride from the rail slightly to the right and jump over the pathway
rail to get the 3rd icon.
4. Go to the BIG Wave ramp directly across from where you start the
level at and cruise up the right
side to get the icon floating there.
5. Now grind across the left side of the ramp and transfer to the rail
hanging from the ceiling. The icon
is in between the transfer and when you grind the hanging rail you will
open Hidden Area #1.
6. After landing from the rail turn right and go through where the fence
was and look for 2 1/4 pipes
on the back wall. In between them and high in the air is icon 6. You
need a lot of speed to reach this one.
This is hidden Area # 1.
7. Go back to the starting area and ride to the back left side of the
park. You will see a large hump ramp
in the corner with an icon floating over it. Launch up and get the icon.

8. Directly beside the hump area is a now open doorway leading to
another outside area. Go outside into
Hidden Area #2 and jump from the ramp facing the van over it and get the
icon floating above it.

You now have Ventura 100%.

Contest 3: The Bullring
80% = You need 1st place in the contest
20% = Cash Icons (10 Icons)

A walkthrough for these would be tough to describe, so I will tell you
where they are and some ways to get them.
*In the ring area where the bull is running you see piles of shit. Look
for the bright green ones and run over them
and money will pop up into the air about head level with you. Jump up
and get it.(4 Down)
**From the start look back and to the left and forward to the right. You
will see large Red, White, and Green
banners hanging over the stands. In the very center of each banner is a
floating icon. You need a full special meter
and alot of speed to reach them, They are very high. You can launch up
the orange 1/4 pipe walls at the base of the
bullring to get to the bars. You will then need to grind the bars and
jump up to get the icons. It is a little tough, until
you get the hang of this. (2 Down - 6 Total)
***From the start look left, right, back, and in front of you and you
will see on the second level of the bullring stands
4 ramps. Directly above these ramps connecting left to right and front
to back are 2 long cables. You have to grind
each of these cables by launching from either ramp and grinding all the
way across collecting the icons attached to them.
Each of the 2 cables has 2 icons on it. A full special meter and some
speed help alot in reaching the wires. Get to 2nd
level of the stands and ride up the 1/4 pipe that is in front of the
prospective ramp you want to launch off of to the cables.
This takes practice and timing, so good luck. Some ramps seem short and
require you to Boneless up to the cable. Get
these 4 icons.

You now have The Bullring 100%."

1. When you first click level select, it says "not available in demo" for a
split second, try it! (kris found this one)
2. To open the gym in the school level, grind off a rail-call-rail (i use the
one that leads down to the bike racks, but I don't think it matters which one
you use) at EXACTLY 1:41, which is right before the school bell rings, then the
pool and gym will be open!
3. Just for the record, many people have emailed me then email me back saying
that they found what they were looking for, thanks anyway. If you can't find
something try to find it by yourself before emailing me!!!!!! That is the whole
fun of the game!
I got an email from Andrew Nichols giving me some tricks he knew about and some
info on the game, thanks Andrew!

"    Here of some of the codes for THPS2 for Playstation. x=x, c=circle,
t=triangle, s=square, l=left, r=right, u=up, and d=down. (All codes you need to
hold L1)

Fatter skaters-XXXLXXXXLXXXXL (This can be used repeatedly).

Thin skaters-XXXXSXXXXSXXXXS (This can also be used repeatedly).

Toggle blood on and off RUST.

Stats all at 10's-XTCSTUD (to turn off you have to enter the code again).

Special meter always blinking-XTCCULTS (to turn off you have to enter the code
again and it will start going down).

Super Speed Mode. Skater go 25% faster- DSTRUCDSSTRUC (to turn off you have to
enter the code again) .

    Spider Man Specials- Beat the game with a create skater.
Spidey Grind  L,R +T
Spidey Flip U,D+C
Spidey Varial R,D+S

After you beat the game with Spider Man it opens a Spider Man skating video
(turn up the volume for this one!) You can't buy Spider Man's moves in Career
mode either.

    80's Tony Specials- to select 80's Tony (after you unlock him by beating
career mode with Tony, you select style C)
Pogo Air U,D+S
Layback Grind U,D+T

After beating the game with 80's Tony it opens up a video into Tony's beginning
years of skating.

    Officer Dick Specials - to unlock beat the game with a pro skater.
Assume the Position L,D+C
Lazy A. Grind D,U+T
Salute!! L,R+C

After beating the Game with Dick it unlocks a Neversoft Bails video.

    Private Carrera Specials - to unlock get ever gap in the game.
Fifty 5Ho Slide L,R+T
Double Splits R,L+C
Ho Ho Handplant U,D,T

After beating the game with the Carrera you unlock a Neversoft Makes Video.

Cheat Menu (cheats in order as follows)
Officer Dick - first hidden character
Skip to restart - Pause the game on a level and choose between starting points
in the level
Kid Mode - Increased stats, harder to bail trick, and kid size skaters
Perfect Balance - Grinds and Mannuals go on and on...
Always Special - Special meter always yellow
STUD cheat - Stats maxed out, it won't show on the buy stats mode but it's
Weight Cheat - Purely cosmetic ; Similar to the weight choice in create a
Wireframe - Run the game in wire frame mode
Slow-Nic - Tricks happen in slow motion, but you have added spin ability
Big Head Cheat - Skater have big heads
Sim Mode - The game plays more Realistically
Smooth Mode - Look ma, no textures
Moon Physics - Super jumps and massive hangtime
Disco Mode - Blinking Lights
Level Flip - Levels are mirrored right to left, changing lines and how the
levels are played."
I also got an email from Matthew Imregi about THPS2 that I thought I should
post here, I'll always post emails that I get that are intresting to read!
"just thought i'd drop you a quick line to let you know
that in order to open the gym on the school 2 level,
you HAVE TO grind the rail taht leads down to the bike
racks (not just any roll call rail- this one is called
the "opunsezme"... get it?  open sesame, or open says
me... hardy har har).

Hope this helps.

Some other stuff...
-Is the hanging speaker in skatestreet
-is there still a handplant in the game?
-any suggestions for getting to the highwire in venice
-try this: in venice beach, you described how you got
your high score, try this to add to it, start with a
wall ride over the double five set leading down to the
horseshoe, land in a manual, roll up the ramp and
grind to your left and down the ramp, ollie off and
land in a manual, leap up the two inclines heading
back to the start (manualing the flat in between or
even gringing the divider if you have enough speed),
then manual over to the wall, grind it all the way
down, as you described and hit the ramp.  the point
possibility is huge.
-also, i did this once, but i usually don't try
because its iffy, but when you hit the quarter at the
end of that long wall in VB (as described above), if
you air slightly to the right and get it just right,
you can actuall land grinding that wall heading back
the other way (even off something like a kickflip
mctwist, which is how it happened to me the first
time), all the way down the wall, wall ride/ollie over
the double five and either up or around the horseshoe
for another big special.  The first time i did ths it
was an accident, but I have pulled it off once or
twice on purpose (the Casper and darkslide and
kickflip mctwist were all used multiple times, it was
ridiculous).  Try it.
-The best line I have found in skatestreet starts at
the wavewall, hitting a big special (kickflip mctwist
or backflip or something) and landing on the rail taht
opens the secret room, ollie down, bust a couple of
flip tricks (or a special like a triple kickflip or
christ or something) land in a special grind on the
short rail, land in a manual (or casper or something)
and hit the ramp go over the wall in a big trick.
there are three or four gaps in this series in
addition to the number tricks- great multiplier.
-I haven't landed one, but I suspect that it is
possible to do as described above, but head further
down the final ramp to land in a grind on the rails on
the upper level... just a thought.

have fun, skate hard."
This is part of an email from Cameltoe (you can find him on the message board)
"cheats so far:

1st charactor you beat it as: get Officer Dick
then skip to restart
kid mode
perfect balance
always special
(others have said  :
big head

Also i've gotten
beat as Officer Dick - Moon Physics
beat as custom charactor  - Spiderman
beat as Tony Hawk 80s tony hawk style
beat as Spiderman - level flip.

there are gonna have to be one more secret charactor and 2 hidden levels 'cause
of the way the cheat menu is layed out and because i have seen the 2 movies for
the hidden stages using my game enhancer..."
some guy by the name of drew squire somehow got 2 million from a bug in the
game? he emailed me this information...
"the hanger
i did the usual jump over the gap land with a manual and grind the right
side of the rail and i jumped off and and a kickflip and it added 13,000
points to my score for some reason and i landed with a manual and did
some more kickflips. weird huh?"


Put points into speed first, then air and hangtime since you need those to get
the tapes, and make the gaps etc... Then, if you want big points, put them into
the grind specials.
To get tons of multipliers with grinds, get your special up then grind off
something, jump, kick flip, then do a special grind and repeat that until you
get massive multipliers. By that time you will have enough speed to probably
hit a gap of some kind, almost every level has a great spot to grind and get
tons of multipliers. Manuals after you do these big grinds help a ton; I like
the school level to use this. I build up my specials right when you start, and
then do a kickflip and special grind on the flowerbed at the start, off of
that, hit the roll-call-rail with a special grind. Off of that try to land on
the first picnic table and grind off that to the next one with kickflips, then
do a manual till you get to the gate in front of the gym and grind off that,
then keep going till you get to the bend and just grind off everything you see!
With manuals, the possibilities are endless!

I don't know if you already have a bluntslide as a character, or if you have to
buy bluntslide every time you need to do the "Bluntslide The Awning" tape
thing...actually some guy just emailed me saying that any character can
bluntslide by pressing down, down, triangle. Thanks dave

I know you have to get all gold's to get the Chopper drop: Hawaii level, but
what about the Heaven level? I heard you had to get 100% with every character
to get it, but I'm not sure, if you have any idea, email me!

Kris lent his thps2 game out to his friend, he has betrayed us :o

My personal record for a score is somewhere around 1,027,353 or something (I
know for sure it was 1 million 20 some thousand points) in the level with the
beach level with spider man, and this is how I did it. I grinded off the right
side of the level when you first start out (I have infinite special meter) and
kept jumping kickfliping and doing the "spidey grind", and I jumped down a
little bit before the ramp at the end of the stretch and did a manual, I had
enough speed to ramp off the ramp and do a special in the air while spinning,
which gave me like 300 thousand points. I could've probably had a few more
million if I tried hard enough, but the KEY to getting lots of points is doing
a manual off of a grind, then trying to get enough speed to ramp and spin and
do a kickflip or other special because it will add ~5000 to your total
multiplied score!

Special Thanks

We have done this all by ourselves, but I (nick) would like to thank neversoft
for making another great skating game and putting good music on it! (ska sux)
And thank Tony Hawk for being the cause of this great game. Replicant, Erik
Ferris (aka cameltoe), Andrew Nichols, and all the other people that emailed me
with some information about the game.
Copyright 2000 (Nick C. and Kris K.) don't copy this faq or reproduce it or put
it in a magazine, or on a cd, or sell it to the idiot at your school that can't
afford a computer without our permission or we will kill you kthx! (just email
kris or nick to get permisssion, we're notassholes.. much)


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